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Cool and Quirky Events in London
Forget making small talk over your dinner date or blowing candles out with anything less than a glitter-filled brunch, because London is bringing the biggest and the kookiest parties to your proceedings. 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.
One of the top upcoming quirky events in London, this cool immersive dining experience will let you experience the early days of luxury train travel, complete with a delicious dinner from Masterchef winner Laurence Henry. When you're not munching through several courses of delicious British fare, the carriage will be the stage for a diamond heist drama - will you catch the culprit in the latest show aboard The Murder Express?
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.
Looking for something a bit different for brunch? Well then, how does unlimited prosecco and pizza, all while diving into Ballie Ballerson's new 1m-strong ball pit in Shoreditch sound?
Head to central London where this immersive take on The War of The Worlds will take your experiences to new heights with a mix of augmented reality, holograms and a unique steampunk-themed bar.
See London like never before as The Dutch Master takes you past iconic London landmarks, you'll be able to choose your favourite DJ, who will be playing everything from hardcore house, to rock music, to dance floor fillers.
Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for a shambolic evening of dining as the incredibly popular immersive theatre event returns for 2018. Based on the hit TV show, the night will be just as funny, only this time you're one of the guests.
Head to Hackney where this fully immersive cocktail masterclass is teaching you the basics of molecular mixology across an hour and 45 minutes of action. Don your hazmat suits though, because things could get messy.
The perfect summer outing for cocktail connoisseurs, this unique meet-up of the city's best bars is taking over Bedford Square Gardens for a night of sipping and exploring the London drinks scene.
Be immersed in a world of enchanting theatrics and spellbinding dining at The Wizard's Brunch and Dinner. You'll get to dress as your favourite wizarding character and head on over for a grand feast while learning all about mixing potions and casting spells.
This summer, the glorious Lost Love Speakeasy makes an epic return, complete with quirky characters, Prohibition cocktails and live jazz music. If you're looking for a unique immersive experience in London, this is an essential adventure.
Head to Greenwich where this unique pop up from Jimmy Garcia is taking you to dine amongst the clouds. Climb aboard the Emirates Air Line where you'll then be treated to five courses of delicious food.
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!
If you love Game of Thrones, this is the immersive dining experience for you. Prepare to be thrown into a tale of treachery and intrigue as The Vaults welcome yo to become Lords and Ladies of Easteros celebrating a Day of Marriage when murder strikes.
Join curious characters, multimedia simulations and interactive performers as Gingerline invites you to climb aboard their Grand Expedition. You'll be taken on a journey around the world, with hot air balloons, interactive simulations and an incredible 5-course meal.
DIY never tasted so good as at Jimmy Garcia's trailblazing BBQ Club. Cook-it-yourself across six courses of delicious food that will have you feasting on everything from spicy cauliflower to Thai chicken kebabs and rich lamb ribs.
The event pioneers Lollipop are back with another amazing concept. Following on from The Bletchley and ABQ (Breaking Bad themed RV), the group are taking on robots at this incredible immersive escape room.
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.
Assemble a motley crew of 12 aspiring sailors and hop abroad a rum cruise this summer for a truly unique experience. You'll get to glide past a number of iconic landmarks through London's canal system, armed with flowing Cornish rum cocktail.
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!
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 at this cool and quirky London event.
Head to Shoreditch where The London Shuffle Club has pitched up for another season of seriously competitive shuffleboarding, pizzas, beers and cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take in the sights of London from this Tobacco Dock rooftop bar that brings you quirky games such as croquet and petanque, alongside booths, booze and stunning views.
Head to the upstairs of the Owl & Hitchhiker for one of the city's oddest immersive experiences. Puzzle your way through this unique escape room on the hunt for gold, treasure and the Smoking Caterpillar.
Enter the mind of Sherlock Holmes himself at this immersive cocktail experience in Shepherd's Bush. Your task is simple, piece together the ingredients to solve the case and drink your success. Fail to do so, and that mistake could be your last.
Ditch the usual and make your way to the Thames, where one of London's most unique experiences awaits. With a 50-minute guided speed tour along the river, you'll be gazing at the city's most iconic sights, set to a banging soundtrack with drinks from London Cocktail Club.
One of the best new workout classes in London, this unique mix of drag show, dance class and aerobic workout is the excuse you've been waiting for to dust off those legwarmers and swish some hips bish.
To make sure all you citydwellers get a chance to catch some rays this summer, Finsbury Square and London Bridge is playing host to a mini festival of quirky activities for your enjoyment. Take part in a quintessentially British evening with lawn games, a pop-up bar and sizzling street food to help you unwind.
All the single ladies, put our hands up! This is the ultimate Beyonce brunch experience so get in formation and prepare to out your love on top. Expect nothing other than the best of Queen B at this party marathon, with free-flowing booze and two courses of brunch goodies to keep you fuelled.
Celebrate Saturday the way it was supposed to be celebrated with this epic day party from the team behind Hip Hop Brunch. Held at a secret London location, the Bashment Brunch is bringing you great food and bottomless cocktails the first Saturday of every month.
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.
When it comes to cool and quirky events in London, Bunker 51 is bringing the goods. Forget what you know about laser tag because this southeast London favourite is adding zombies in the mix, so you'll be coming face to face with the undead.
Switch up your usual routine and gather your crew for something a little different. Not only is this pop-up cinema bringing you some of the best musicals of all time, but there's even unlimited drinks and popcorn to keep you fed and watered.
Dinerama are celebrating the 4th July with an event that honors the US-of-A with a star-spangled selection of street food vendors. Indulge in a taste of the states with fried chicken, tacos and plenty more alongside outdoor games and live cheerleaders all evening.
Calling all wing-lovers, this is the ultimate festival for you. Head on over to The Bussey Building for three days of drinking, feasting and partying on a rooftop, with London's finest purveyors of chicken wings.
Get all hands on deck by stepping aboard a BBQ Boat this summer. Experience a barbecue with a view, as these guys set sail from West India Quay and pass some of London's most iconic landmarks, all while giving you the chance to kick back and cook flame-grilled treats.
Looking for something a little different this summer? Check out Dayzed as the exclusive event pops up at the Heron Tower; boasting boozy brunch with live music from a roster of acts including the Collyer Twins and Joshua Roberts.
When it comes to quirky eras, there's nothing quite like the 60s. Prepare to be transported to New York in the iconic era; where screen printing, pop-art and live music was in full swing. Dust off that minidress and put on those shades because this is gonna be a big one.
Head to a secret location and roam some of London's finest establishments to celebrate the humble Margarita. What could be more refreshing on a hot summers day than ice-cold cocktails, tasty snacks and heaps of entertainment?
Get up-close and personal with the creatures at Sea Life, prosecco in hand and in the company of adults-only. This incredible experience allows you to skip the crowds, avoid the ques and enjoy a totally unique night out.
Looking for something a little different this time around? Head to north London where Felipe and Paul of The Rhythm and Booze Project are throwing a party dedicated to good booze and great tunes. Think folk, blues and an open whisky bar.
When it comes to quirky nights out in London, you can't go wrong with a visit to this iconic West End hotspot. Hit up Cafe de Paris for a night inspired by Studio 54, where live tunes, debaucherous tipples and glamorous live performances take centre stage.
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.
From a Club Tropicana-themed series to Ibiza vibes in the heart of London, this City spot is going all out this summer. Whether you're after an alternative date night or drinks with something a little different, don't miss London City Beach.
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.
Don your trucker hat and pack some wet wipes because Wing Fest is back and its going bigger and bolder than ever. Bringing together 35 of the country's best chicken wing purveyors, you'll be able to nab samples for just a £1, vote on your faves and even take part in a mammoth eating competition.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for something a bit alternative, how about you try bingo with a twist: Musical Bingo? There's even Last Man Standing where you'll be challenged or Gospeloke where you can sing your heart out.
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.
This cool and quirky London event is the ultimate team-building exercise. Play your way through round after round of pure silliness. Quiz, dance and twerk your hardest in hopes of becoming The Last Man Standing.
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.
Get your brunch with a West End twist, as you experience 1.5 hours of bottomless booze, tasty brunch dishes, performances from West End stars and five whole hours of show tunes to keep the brunch party going.
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.
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.
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.
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.