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 11th August 2020




Hip Hop Brunch LDN

525 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.  

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, and now they're Soho site is packing even more of a punch.

Thames Rockets

39 user reviews 5

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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.

Garage Brunch

539 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. 

  The Murdér Express

722 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 2nd October 2020

If you're looking for something a little different in London, look no further than a journey aboard The Murdér Express. Expect an evening of immersive luxury dining, where you'll need to help the detective solve a horrific crime - before the clock runs out and the train arrives in the French town of 'Murdér'.

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.

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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.

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, you better not get caught.

The 90's Brunch

204 user reviews 3

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.

  The Medieval Banquet

8 user reviews 4

@ The Ivory Vaults on Various dates from Wednesday 12th August 2020

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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. 

Bashment Brunch

46 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 London Cabaret Club

222 user reviews 4

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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 during the warmer months, while winter is all about iceskating and igloos.

Cocktails in the City 2020

601 user reviews 4

Cocktails in the City are back for another year of boozy fun across the country. Join a handpicked selection of London's best bars as they take over venues for interactive workshops, tastings and experiences that are sure to inspire the city's cocktail-lovers. 

  The Big London Bake

674 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 11th August 2020

Save 10% on ticket 6pm Bake - Weds/Thurs/Fri with discount code BAKINGSBACK10
Valid on any dates between 01/08/2020 and 31/10/2020.

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.

Tonight Josephine

19 user reviews 3

Here to save the summer, Tonight Josephine is bringing you some of the most eclectic socially distant events in London this summer. Head over to Waterloo where this basement is pushing the tables apart for burlesque, bingo and even a bit of arts and crafts. 

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.

The Old Queen's Head

113 user reviews 3

How much do you know about Peep Show? Think you're a pro when it comes to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia? Put your knowledge to the test at one of The Old Queen's Head's weekly quizzes. Your host for the night will test your trivia and is bound to have you in stitches.

@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Friday 14th August 2020

Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Well, Moriarty's right-hand man, has brought you to The Mind Palace to test you. Solve clues, sip on creative drinks and prepare for an unusual evening at one of West London's quirkiest cocktail experiences.

The Luna Cinema - London

42 user reviews 4

If you're craving a cool and quirky night out in London this summer, The Luna Cinema is ready and waiting. Armed with a wide array of cult classics, blockbusters and singalongs, it's guaranteed to provide a brilliant night out in the city, with some seriously impressive landmarks as a backdrop. 

It's safe to say that 2020 is the year of night's in, but luckily that doesn't have to just mean Netflix and a pizza. Sipsmith are elevating your at-home game with their selection of cocktail masterclasses. Teaming up with The Cocktail Delivery Company, the virtual sessions will teach you how to mix and shake in your very own kitchen.

@ Home on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 - Sun, 3rd Jan 2021

This online whodunnit will have you tapping into your inner Sherlock as you work to uncover the murdered of young music mogul, Ryan Lowell. Taking place over two weeks, the experts will post a series of videos over a two week window, offering various alibis, evidence and clues to help you formulate your theories before the grand reveal.

A night of

93 user reviews 4

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.

Agency Unknown

228 user reviews 4

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.

Top Secret Comedy Club

229 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?

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

188 user reviews 5

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

148 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

99 user reviews 4

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.

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

464 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.

Aeronaut

232 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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Wednesday 26th August 2020 and 3 other dates

Transporting you from central London to Victorian England and the midst of a Martian invasion, this epic War of The Worlds immersive experience is a must-do for any sci-fi fanatic. Combining cutting edge technology with live theatre, you'll be absorbed into this alternative reality, where it's up to you to save the earth from its deadliest threat yet.

@ Bedford Square Gardens on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2020

Whether you're looking to treat yourself or someone else this September, this unique London event is bringing something a little different to The City this summer. Head over to Bedford Square Gardens where Cocktails in the City will be in residence for a whole week to bring together some of the UK's most impressive concoctions.

@ Secret private rooftop venue on Sat, 17th Jul 2021 @ 21:00 - 3:00

If you're looking for an incredible night of music, drinking and entertainment then look no further than The Mansion London. The exclusive party pros will be upping the stakes with this epic rooftop party in celebration of their 10th anniversary, complete with live DJ sets, a clairvoyant and make-up artists.

Locked in a Room

1 user review 5

A mad scientist has been acting more suspiciously than usual and it's up to you to discover what's really going on... Join ExCeL in one of their 13 custom built escape rooms that throw you into various scenarios that will challenge and engage you and your group.