Cool And Quirky Events In London 2024

We've visited London's wackiest and weirdest spots, had a nosy at alternative nightlife, and sourced secret pop-ups to bring you a list of cool and quirky things to do. Whether you want cabaret, immersive supper clubs, or off-kilter theatre, this list will make sure that no London night out is ever normal again. 

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Last updated on 14th May 2024

Blame Gloria

With two OTT floral paradises across town, Blame Gloria is the ideal destination for some quirky antics. Expect bottomless brunches at both their Covent Garden and Clapham locations, bringing themes like ABBA, karaoke and the 00s.

The Big Bakes

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event revolving around yeast-based fun. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals...  Will you rise above the rest or crumble under the pressure?

Ballie Ballerson London

Looking for something a bit different in the city? Well then, how does a ball-pit bar sound? One of London's most sought after activities, Ballie Ballerson are leaders when it comes to an unusual night out with cocktails and antics aplenty at their Shoreditch location.

Barrio Bars

When in need of quirky activities for adults in London, Barrio Bars are sure to impress. Boasting Latin venues across the city, there are plenty of cool events to enjoy. Think music-fuelled Cabaret Of Sin events to throwback karaoke, musical bingo and Cardi B-themed brunches.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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.  

Garage Brunch

Celebrate the best in UK garage as Garage Brunch touches down in London for another summer of epic celebrations. Serving up delicious breakfast dishes along with bottomless drinks, a banging soundtrack and live appearances, it's a must for garage-lovers. 


Inject your plans with a little quirkiness at Tantra Sound Club's workshops and immersive experiences. Its meditative events will have you learning how to use Nepali chakra balancing techniques, healing rituals and vibration therapy to unwind.

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

Searching for something a little out of the box? The London Cabaret Club is a great choice. Located in Holborn, this quirky venue has an epic lineup of immersive shows to enjoy in the glamorous space, all complemented by lovely fine dining plates and Champers.

The Great Murder Mystery

@ The Lost Estate on Various dates from Friday 14th June 2024

It doesn't get any weirder and wackier than immersing yourself in a world of Victorian fine dining and deceit with tickets to The Great Murder Mystery. The Lost Estate is famed for bringing five-star dining together with moreish cocktails and incredibly live performances. Travel back in time and watch as a spectacular retelling of Sherlock Holmes' darkest case: The Hound of the Baskervilles gets underway. 

The 90's Brunch

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.

Sky Garden

If you haven't already, make sure to check out Sky Garden, a gorgeous venue found at the top of the Walkie-Talkie building in the City of London. Found rubbing shoulders with the clouds, this buzzing hangout is keeping you entertained with a killer roster of events, from sunrise sessions through to music nights, yoga in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows and breakfasts to boot.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Wednesday 12th June 2024

Fancy exploring a whole new planet and sipping creative cocktails along the way? Then head to Avora in Hoxton, an immersive experience from the creators of Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon. This mystical event begins in Roscorp Laboratory, where you'll be given a purpose-built jumpsuit and briefed on your mission, before journeying through magical woodlands which become bioluminescent as it turns from day to night. You'll even get to sip colour-changing concoctions, all for just £42.50 per person.

Hidden Jazz Club

The Hidden Jazz Club has popped up all over the world, including London's Hackney and Marylebone, bringing the best in local musicians to the stage. Nab tickets to listen to top live music at events Grammy winners and famous musicians have also attended.

Jury Games

If you're looking for unique immersive experiences in London, make sure to check out Jury Games' events. Whether you choose Jury Duty or The Inquest, you'll work as a team to question actors and unravel clues in the hopes of solving the mystery at hand.

The Magic Hour

@ Sheraton Grand Park Lane on Various dates from Friday 14th June 2024

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For a thrilling evening of surprises and intrigue, snap up tickets to The Magic Hour. Located at Sheraton Grand Park Lane, this dazzling performance will certainly keep you on your toes, showcasing mind-reading, sleight-of-hand and so much more.

Lío London

After the quirkiest of shows to keep you entertained? Then check out Lío London, who are building on great success in Ibiza, Mykonos and Mallorca. Think amazing performances spanning dance, acrobatics, vocal pieces and more.

Love Pub + Grub 2024

@ Night Tales on Various dates from Saturday 15th June 2024

Love Pub + Grub is making a summer comeback – and this time it's popping up in Hackney. The already popular Night Tales will become the hottest destination for day drinking from April to August, with weekend offerings involving DJ sets, street food, happy hour cocktails and a gaming room. Tickets to the event cost as little as £12.50 total when booking for a group of six, with the option to stay and explore for seven hours of fun. 

The Candlelight Club

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 29th June 2024

Hidden in Central London, The Candlelight Club is a hub for all things cool and quirky. Step into this 1920s-themed retreat for an evening of glamour - think Prohibition-style cocktails, sultry three-course menus and an epic roster of live entertainment, such as cabaret or jazz.


@ The London City Beach on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th July 2024

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Taking over a Havana-inspired destination at London City Beach are Awesome Events, whose Drag Me To The Beach extravaganza comes complete with sand, bottomless brunch and entertainment galore. Think a fun MC to kick things off while you grab your choice of street food, plus a star headline act and 90 minutes of unlimited drinks.


Proud Cabaret's City of London venue boasts a jam-packed schedule of unusual events, from mesmerising burlesque performances to raucous drag brunches with bottomless cocktails. All of their shows come with the option of a mouthwatering two-course meal and delicious drinks to match, while their cabaret performances promise to be some of the best in London.

Little Nan's

Located in Deptford, Little Nan's is a great place for your weekend shenanigans. Get stuck into disco fries and endless booze at a bottomless brunch or have fun at an afternoon tea featuring some seriously delish homemade cakes.

Electric Shuffle

Not your standard boozy brunch, Electric Shuffle's take on our favourite weekend pastime pairs pizza and prosecco with plenty of shuffleboard action. On top of that, there's live music providing the soundtrack to a lively afternoon alongside unique industrial and neon interiors.

Hot Sauce 101

@ Catalina’s on Thursday 13th June 2024 and 5 other Thursdays

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Valid on the following dates: 11/07/2024 and 25/07/2024.

If you're after something a little more unique in London, Hot Sauce 101 is giving you everything you need. From taste testing samples, to learning more behind the Scoville heat scale and creating your own sauce, it's a must for pepper lovers.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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.


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.

Flight Club

Flight Club have unique down to an art. Not only can you expect fairground interiors that light up the space, complete with rocking horses and littered in lights, join them for interactive darts games like never before alongside pizzas and trophy cocktails.


Looking for some of the best crazy golf in London? Taking to venues across the capital, Plonk is promising hole-after-hole of quirky courses and day-glo fun. And the best part? Their Camden and London Fields locations are letting you bring your own booze.

Dabbers Bingo

Looking for cool and quirky events in the capital? Dabbers is doing the lord's work and throwing some of the best bingo parties in London - think crazy challenges, hilarious hosts and the chance to win some very slick prizes.

Trapeze Bar

Offering some of the most unique events in Shoreditch, Trapeze Bar is back with a lineup of incredible entertainment throughout the spring and summer. Get ready for bottomless brunching, Thursday evening circus and proper club nights from the East London haunt.

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

After a seriously successful (and delicious) pop-up, The Chocolate Cocktail Club is here to stay, having made a home for themselves in Farringdon. Head over for unique, Instagrammable mixes, such as their lip-smacking Chocotini number. Entry costs just £10, including your first drink, or you can try out their 90-minute cocktail masterclasses and delicious afternoon teas instead.

Live Band Karaoke

Ever wanted to be a rockstar for the night? Now's your chance. Live Band Karaoke is taking over venues across the city to bring you a night of singing and dancing to all of your favourite tunes, with a live band to back you up as you channel your inner Mick Jagger.


On the hunt for cool and quirky events in London? The Double R Club has to be on your list. This monthly cabaret club is serving up the very best of twisted burlesque, comedy, live music and more, all inspired by the dark, but beautiful, words of David Lynch.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

In the mood for something... a little bit different? The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington has quirky events in spades, with everything from award-winning theatre performances to puppetry and podcasts taking place in its studio upstairs.