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. 

Last updated on 25th June 2019




@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 25th June 2019

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.

@ Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Street Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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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.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 26th June 2019

This immersive experience from the makers of Alcotraz will have you hook line and sinker as you go on an undercover voyage to steal long lost treasure from the grasps of the governor. Set on board a real ship, this 1 hour and 40 minute drinking adventure will throw you in the deep end, with three cocktails and a stunning storyline. 

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

392 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Tuesday 25th June 2019

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!

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

25 user reviews 5

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Wednesday 26th June 2019

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.

The BBQ Club

155 user reviews 4

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.

Candlelight Concerts

11 user reviews 4

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.

@ Ladies and Gentlemen bar Camden road on Various dates from Tuesday 25th June 2019

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. 

RE:IMAGINE

38 user reviews 4

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! 

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 26th June 2019

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.

The 90s Brunch

166 user reviews 4

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

391 user reviews 4

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

136 user reviews 5

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.

  The Candlelight Club

250 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2019

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. 

The London Cabaret Club

109 user reviews 4

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.

Skylight

217 user reviews 4

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.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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.

@ The Mind Palace / Sherlock: The Game Is Now on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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. 

  Thames Lates

26 user reviews 4

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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.

Festibowl

13 user reviews 5

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. 

Bashment Brunch

26 user reviews 4

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.

@ 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. 

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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 on Thu, 4th Jul 2019 @ 17:00 - 23:00

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. 

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Saturday 13th July 2019

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. 

  Dayzed 2019

5 user reviews 5

@ SUSHISAMBA and Duck & Waffle on Sat, 13th Jul 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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.

@ Copeland Gallery on Thursday 25th July 2019 and 2 other dates

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.

@ The Harrison on Friday 25th October 2019 and 2 other Fridays

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.

Cafe de Paris

165 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

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.

Inter-Pub Gaming

45 user reviews 5

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.

Garage Brunch

319 user reviews 4

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. 

@ London Stadium, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019

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.

DNA VR

4 user reviews 5

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.

Little Nan's

199 user reviews 4

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.

Top Secret Comedy Club

191 user reviews 5

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

104 user reviews 5

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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Tuesday 25th June 2019

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.

  The Big London Bake

390 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 25th June 2019

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.

Aeronaut

219 user reviews 4

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.

West End Musical Brunch

15 user reviews 5

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.

  Gospeloke East London

42 user reviews 4

@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 18th July and Thursday 15th August 2019

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

302 user reviews 5

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.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

56 user reviews 5

@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 13th July 2019 and 5 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.