Cool and Quirky Events in London

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Looking for unusual London events, off-kilter happenings and all manner of unique parties? No problem. This list of cool and quirky events in London covers the best of the city's alternative nightlife, encompassing secret pop-ups, sizzling cabaret shows, themed nights, immersive supper clubs and so much more. So without further ado; here are the best cool and quirky events in London worth knowing about.

Last updated on 14th September 2018

Brunch Weekender

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London's first ever weekend dedicated to brunch is here and it's going to be a delicious affair. Join some of the city's best restaurants and bars as they put on a series of special deals for the event, along with a few exclusive events such as the disco brunch launch and a sneak peak at London Shuffle Club's bottomless brunch.

10 events @ Secret London Location with 10 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 15 Jun 2019

It's time to add a big old dose of disco to your brunching habits. The hottest new monthly event to take over London is this party event that pops up in a secret location each time, bringing with it bottomless cocktails, disco tunes and plenty of fun.

  Black Cat: Bohemia

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@ Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates from Tuesday 18th September 2018

Worlds of cabaret and circus collide, as The Black Cat Cabaret transforms London’s Southbank into a new...
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@ Secret Location on Sat, 27th Oct 2018 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Enter the twisted circus for a cool and quirky Halloween night, where caged curiosities breathing fire, ethereal silks performers, treacherous trapeze artists and bizarre sideshow oddities await in the abandoned big top. You can even soak up curious cocktails.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

Prison isn't too bad when you've got cocktails. Sneak your favourite bottle of alcohol into this high security prison and one of the inmates will shake you up something special. But in this immersive drinking experience, there's only one thing: you can't get caught!

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@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

Head to the Wild West world of Fulham for this cowboy pop up where the choice of booze is entirely up to you. Smuggle in your favourite bottle of hooch and let some expert mixologists whizz you up some stunning cocktails and this cool and quirky London event.

24 events @ Secret London Location with 24 upcoming dates from 06 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

Promising an off-the-chain daytime event of nostalgic merriment, The 90s Brunch gang invite you to Be Dope, Be Awesome for their retro-themed party. To start with there's to be an hour of bottomless Mimosas, as well as a delicious spread of 90s inspired grub served in sharing platter style. There's a full-on 90s dress up box, a playlist of the most poppin' classics from the decade and prizes for the winner of the lip-sync battles.

  Adventure Films Underground

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@ Brunel Shaft on Thursday 20th and Thursday 27th September 2018

One of the most unique events in London, head to The Brunel Museum where you can catch a screening of some of the most exciting adventure documentaries ever made, and also sample the delights of the museum's rooftop garden with it's array of wild cocktails, tasty street food and campfire fun.

35 events @ Secret London Location with 35 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

For an afternoon full of delicious cocktails and even better Southern-inspired food, head to the Hip Hop Brunch, an event that'll completely change the way you see lazy Saturday afternoons. Alongside an amazing dining experience, guests will have the chance to unwind to the sound of their favourite urban tracks and even practice spitting lyrics in a Hip Hop Karaoke session. As fun-loving events go, this is definitely near the top of the list.  

  Blingo - Hip Hop RnB Bingo

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@ Fest Bar (Formerly called Proud Camden) on Friday 12th and Friday 9th November 2018

What happens when you invite hip-hop and RnB into a bingo hall? Blingo, is what. Expect a big night of beats, prizes, dance offs, lip sync battles and the sickest house party you've ever been to afterwards.

4 events @ Neverland London with 19 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 30 Sep 2018

Bringing you everything you could possibly need to have the perfect summer, the Fulham Beach Club returns to Neverland for a season of sun, sand, shuffleboard and bottomless brunch.

7 events @ 2 venues with 155 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

With drinks, views and lawn games galore, this cool and quirky bar in London is one of the only spots to be doing your drinking this summer. 

6 events @ St Martin-in-the-Fields with 6 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 16 Mar 2019

Immerse yourselves in the sounds of Vivaldi and Handel as the London Musical Arts Ensemble and talented director John Landor bring it to life in the beautiful church setting lit by stunning candles.

8 events @ XOYO with 8 upcoming dates from 18 Sep 2018 until 23 Oct 2018

Promising live choirs, epic 16-piece orchestras and live performers aplenty, Reimagine retell the stories of some of music history's biggest and brightest names including Dr Dre, Lauryn Hill and Daft Punk! 

@ The Vaults on Various dates from Tuesday 18th September 2018

One of the most exciting events coming to London this year, this night of opulence and amazing performances will let you feast like a goddess at this theatrical dinner party with a heavenly twist.

2 events @ Flip Out London E6 with 66 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 2018

East Ham's largest soft play area is launching the ultimate way to kick off your Friday night, with two hours of trampolines, laser mazes, ninja warrior obstacle courses and more, all with an amazing soundtrack from a live DJ.

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 5th October 2018

Take yourself back to the bygone days of the 1920s and indulge in a little Golden Age excess courtesy of The Candlelight Club. Champions of atmospheric dining and candlelit suppers, these guys revive the Jazz Age like never before. Dress your dapper best and prepare to jive on the dance floor to the smooth sounds of Jazz. 

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3 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 37 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

You haven't seen Cabaret like this before – The London Cabaret Club dives into the rich cultural history of Britain to present a night of sophisticated live entertainment. From shows about the nature of London to the a celebration of British musical history, these original shows are memorable experiences, and all take place while you dine on delicious food.

12 events @ 7 venues with 28 upcoming dates from 25 Jan 2017 until 20 Dec 2018

Raucous fun from the first minute, Sounds Familiar is more of a rowdy disco than a pub quiz. There's no need for sneaky Wikipedia checks on your smartphone here, your task is to identify the name and artist of famous songs instead. You'll be up on the tables, dancing and belting out the tunes in no time at all.

10 events @ 3 venues with 353 upcoming dates from 30 Dec 2017 until 11 Jan 2019

Ever wanted to drink bottomless cocktails from an old nana's teapots? Well here's your chance. From afternoon cocktail parties to 90s-inspired hangouts, tropical getaways to Spice Girl sing-a-longs, this kitsch hideaway has it all.

4 events @ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel with 102 upcoming dates starting on 03 Sep 2018

From cinema screenings, to afternoon teas and live music, the Karma Sanctum has some of the coolest events in London. 

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place this summer, revolving around all the yeast-based fun of baking. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals in order to find out who is London's true star baker.  Will you rise above the rest or crumble under the pressure of this quirky event.

3 events @ 3 venues with 96 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 31 Mar 2019

Flight Club is a cool and quirky thing to do in London as not only is it one of the most fun places to hang out normally, their brunch parties are amazing, filled with bottles of prosecco, great food, and their innovative social darts that everyone's raving about.

4 events @ 3 venues with 152 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 30 Nov 2018

One of the best gaming experiences in London this August, The VR Concept are coming to a pub near you so prepare shoot, fly and challenge your friends at one of these interactive VR events.

2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 04 Nov 2018

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

4 events @ 2 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 28 Oct 2018

Afrobeat N Brunch is one of the coolest events you need to know about, with an hour of bottomless cocktails, three delicious courses of African food, and the hottest afrobeat talent providing the soundtrack.

5 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 5 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 19 Oct 2018

Every trip to the Prince of Wales is bound to be memorable and it isn't all to do with their amazing rooftop party space and amazing clubroom: it's also because they attract some of the best DJs in town.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Tuesday 18th September 2018

This is not your typical night out - head over to Whitechapel to spend an hour trying to escape the living dead. Trapped in a Room with a Zombie involves being locked in a room with a zombie and having to complete a series of puzzles and challenges to escape.

22 events @ Kansas Smitty's with 22 upcoming dates from 16 Sep 2018 until 25 Nov 2018

As the home of live music and jazz, Kansas Smitty's doesn't miss a beat when it comes to a night out in Hackney. from their julep cocktails through to the talented array of live musicians, Kansas Smitty's is making every night a great one.

6 events @ DNA VR with 300 upcoming dates from 17 Sep 2018 until 23 Nov 2018

For a quirky day out, try this virtual reality experience that lets you escape to other worlds. Whether it's conquering Everest, travelling to the Moon or surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, you can do it all at DNA VR.

5 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 250 upcoming dates starting on 17 Sep 2018

Promising some of the hottest acts on the circuit and the freshest names in comedy, the Top Secret Comedy club is all about big laughs, cheap drinks and entry prices that won't break the bank. Only those in the know can get tickets (consider yourself in the know as of now), and the event takes place from their 'top secret' hideaway on Drury Lane. Just keep it schtum, okay?

5 events @ 4 venues with 18 upcoming dates from 18 Sep 2018 until 05 Dec 2018

Disco Yoga is coming to London. This cool and quirky event combines yoga moves to disco classics such as Diana Ross and The Jackson Five, plus there's even super healthy cocktails. Get ready for your weekend in the healthiest possible way.

12 events @ The Exhibit with 32 upcoming dates starting on 19 Sep 2018

It isn't just brunch at the Exhibit: they have everything from Drag Queen spectaculars, to all-day-and-night disco parties, to cinema screenings with food. It's nearly impossible to be bored here. 

  The Medieval Banquet

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@ The Medieval Banquet on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

Tuck into something a little ye olde in London with one of the most unique events in the city, The Medieval Banquet. From social feasting in unique vaults, to jugglers, performers, and King Henry himself, this roaring affair is sure to be a night to remember, and most definitely a trip back through time. 

10 events @ Aeronaut with 92 upcoming dates starting on 19 Sep 2018

Offering some of the most cool and quirky events in London, Aeronaut brings you some of the kookiest goings-on. From mad cabaret to stunning circus and comedy brunches, there's always something fun happening at this great Acton bar.

9 events @ Rivoli Ballroom with 9 upcoming dates from 19 Sep 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

Head to Brockley for this cool and quirky event at the Rivoli Ballroom. There's a great range of film screenings coming up, including Rebel Without A Cause, Bridesmaids and Breakfast At Tiffany's

  Hidden Figures: WW2

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@ Biscuit Factory on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

Blowing the lid of the history books, this incredible piece of immersive theatre is putting diversity in focus as it leads you on a journey to unravel the forgotten stories of some amazing World War Two heroes.

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  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 20th September 2018 and 3 other dates

A gospel choir and karaoke – two concepts you didn't know you needed until right now. Described as Sister Act meets Top of the Pops, you'll be able to sing out classic songs with the backing of a full Gospel Choir. That's as awesome as it sounds. There's also confessionals, congregation participation, team harmonies and tonnes of singalongs.

@ Ma' Plucker on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

For a cool and quirky night out in London you're never going to forget, mosey down to Ma' Plucker on a Thursday and tuck into their bottomless bird and booze offer. Alongside all the beer, prosecco or margarita, guests will be able to dig into as much chipotle-marinated chicken as their stomachs can handle. Better still, the entire evening is 70s-themed, so there'll be loud outfits and fun disco tunes played throughout.

2 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 14 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

Head to the roof of the Brunel Museum for one of these cool and quirky London events. The Midnight Apothecary will be popping up once again in the museum's rooftop garden for campfires, cocktails and delicious street food.

17 events @ 8 venues with 44 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 2018

It's big, it's messy and it's hella fun; this is one of London's best club nights and it's bringing a whole host of mad events. Join Supa Dupa Fly as they host their legendary RnB night across some of the city's best venues.

@ The Candlemaker on Every Saturday

Brunch just got a bit more mental. Mix bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Bubbles with some hella tasty brunch dishes and then throw in some of the outrageous antics from the host herself Tina Turner Tea Lady. She will be sassing the whole quirky event in London up with some typically boozy bingo games. 

@ People's Park Tavern on Every Saturday

This cool and quirky London event brings you bingo, bottomless booze and bonkers antics. Enjoy a tasty brunch from the good folks at the People's Park Tavern, and drink the morning away with hilarious comedy from Mr. James Hancox and Ria Lina.

  Bottomless Brunch!

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@ Lucky Voice Karaoke Islington on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and 12 other Saturdays

Lucky Voice Karaoke in Islington is not messing about when it comes to its brunch offer. The team is combining two hours of bottomless cocktails, a great selection of bagels and huge DJ sets for guests to enjoy. With an hour of karaoke to round things off, this is one brunch in London you're unlikely to forget in a hurry.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and 3 other Saturdays

Taking place in the secret den of Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern, Strictly Come Drag promises to blow away your January blues. The event will be filled to the brim with brunch food from the Breakfast Club, bottomless booze and some of London's finest drag acts lip syncing and battling their way to Drag act of the day.

@ Exhibit B on Saturday 22nd September and Saturday 17th November 2018

Don't settle for any old brunch; make sure it's fabulous with Exhibit B, who have invited Tayce and her drag sisters for a day of dance offs, award-winning mixes and catwalk competitions, all while you drink free-flowing bubbles and eat delicious brunch food.

2 events @ 2 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

Fiddle Pardididdle are putting a bit of quirky Scottish fun back into your London night out. The live music band will be leading you through the steps to a ceilidh for a hilarious and fun evening.

3 events @ The Courtesan with 3 upcoming dates starting on 22 Sep 2018

With tasty dim sum to chow down on, cool cocktails and loads of exciting and quirky live performances, The Courtesan is one of the best spots for low-key but luxurious evening.

1 events @ Pitch Stratford with 2 upcoming dates starting on 23 Sep 2018

It might be hard to get bored at cool thing to do in London Pitch. The weather-proof urban garden setting acts both as a chilled out hangout with great music, street food vendors and games, to an event space for massive parties.

6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

From Lauryn Hill to Marvin Gaye, this series of live music events brings together some of the finest musicians to pay tribute to some of history's greatest artists and genres.

@ Concrete on Thursday 27th September 2018 and 3 other Thursdays

If you're looking for something a bit alternative, how about you try bingo with a twist: Musical Bingo! With a monthly changing theme, there's even more of a chance to hear your favourite song, and with some mystery rounds and lots of pizza, you are in for a good night.

  Journey To The Underworld

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 28th September 2018

You're invited to hop aboard the elusive train at Pedley Street Station, where this immersive dining experience brings you delicious food and theatrical performances for the greatest love story never told.

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  Curry, Quiz & Limitless Fizz

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@ temper City on Saturday 29th September 2018 and 5 other Saturdays

With award-winning comedians and renowned dining, this isn't your average pub quiz. Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, temper City's quiz is bringing a different theme every time, three courses of Indian dining and bottomless bubbles.

7 events @ Secret London Location with 7 upcoming dates from 29 Sep 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

Get your brunch with a West End twist, as you experience two hours of bottomless booze, tasty brunch dishes, performances from West End stars and four whole hours of audience requested show tunes to keep the brunch party going.

12 events @ 5 venues with 12 upcoming dates from 05 Oct 2018 until 19 Dec 2018

Learn how to design like a professional at these cool workshops, where Nicole Line will teach you how to use equipment, where to source materials and how to set up a studio space at home, all while mixing with similarly creative people.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 8th October 2018 and 2 other Mondays

This cool and quirky London life-drawing class goes beyond some naked dude on a chaise. Try your hand at sketching some of the city's finest cabaret and burlesque performers at this super fun event in South London.

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 26th October 2018

London certainly has something for everyone, so if you wanted to spend your night in an Aquarium after-hours while drinking prosecco, then you are in luck. This quirky event lets you take the Shark Walk across the magnificent Pacific Reef display, gaze in wonder at crocodiles or sea turtles and drink from the many pop-up bars across SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 Oct 2018

Taking over the wild members' club The King's Head, Gin House Burlesque is a night of fun and tantalising performances. The twisty turny club is transformed by seductive and intimate performances by old-school show girls who are bringing the glamour to East London.