Cool And Quirky Events In London 2023

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 3rd February 2023

The Big Bakes

1816 user reviews 5

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?


63 user reviews 4

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4788 user reviews 4

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.

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.

@ Ninth Life on Friday 17th February 2023 and 3 other dates

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If you're in search of quirky things to do in South London, look no further than Ninth Life's The Lords Apprentice Live. Lord Sugarplums will give you a bizarre business idea, which you will then need to create a quick pitch for. But the question is - will you resort to backstabbing or underhanded tactics?

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

832 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.  

Garage Brunch

920 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. 


71 user reviews 5

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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

In need of something cool and quirky? We've got the thing for you. Head along to The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire at Pedley Street Station for an immersive dining experience, with a four-course feast and top-notch entertainment. 

@ Bonkers Bar on Saturday 11th February 2023 and 11 other Saturdays

Need some Willy Wonka inspo? Inspired by everyone's favourite childhood book, Billy Bonker and the Cocktail Factory is an awesome immersive experience. Enjoy three different creative tipples while touring the epic factory. Plus, you can dance the evening away after with Lumpy Dumpies.

The 90's Brunch

238 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.

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.


67 user reviews 3

Get your dose of cool and quirky at Proud Cabaret City. Enjoy a fabulous line-up of performers that are sure to wow with their routines, alongside a range of mouthwatering eats from a carefully curated modern menu. Need we say more?

Little Nan's

215 user reviews 4

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.


6 user reviews 5

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.

Sky Garden

2376 user reviews 4

If you haven't already, make sure to check out Sky Garden, one of the most gorgeous bars going. Found rubbing shoulders with the clouds, this buzzing hangout is keeping you entertained with a killer roster of events, from sunrise breakfast sessions through to live music gigs.

Restaurant Ours

30 user reviews 5

Keeping an eye out for events that are a little quirkier than average? Check out Restaurant Ours' roster, which showcases a whole load of unique happenings that'll keep you entertained and then some. Think Mamma Mia bottomless brunches, TV show-based quiz nights and so much more.

Hidden Jazz Club

214 user reviews 5

The Hidden Jazz Club has popped up all over the world, including London's Waterloo 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.

  Peaky Blinders: The Rise

5 user reviews 5

@ The Camden Garrison on Wednesday 8th February 2023 and 4 other dates

Get ready to delve into the criminal underworld at Peaky Blinders: The Rise. The Shelby family have just announced their planned expansion across the city - will you help out? Explore the unique sets and chat to your favourite characters from the hit show, or even plan to conspire against them...

@ COLAB Tavern on Various dates from Thursday 16th February 2023

Be transported to the glamorous days of the 1920s at Cyanide in the Speakeasy, an immersive murder mystery. Taking place in Elephant and Castle, this will see the murder of the bar's owner unfold - but will you be able to catch the killer? Interrogate suspects and solve clues to find out.

Curious Invitation Talks

38 user reviews 5

Curious Invitation Talks hosts lectures, workshops, comedy nights and more over at The Century Club in Central London. What's on the agenda? All kinda of unique events, from a look into the life of Tove Jansson, the creator of Moomin, to a musical cabaret tribute of Edith Piaf.

The London Cabaret Club

317 user reviews 4

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.

  Silent Disco in the Crypt!

1 user review 5

@ St Martin-in-the-Fields Crypt on Friday 10th February 2023 and 5 other dates

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Valid on the following dates: 10/02/2023.

Get ready for hot tunes, epic singalongs and late-night dancing with Silent Disco in the Crypt. Taking place at St Martin-in-the-fields, this cool clubbing bonanza will see you shaking your tailfeather as you listen to non-stop bangers through your colourful headphones.

Whether you fancy a unique cookery class where you'll eat your creations after or a quirky supper club (which includes alcohol-infused bites played in by live musicians), Bourne & Hollingsworth has a cool event for you. 


961 user reviews 4

Looking to do something cool and quirky in London? Winterland is giving you everything you need from epic bottomless brunches to fab James Bond-themed events and the cosiest of pop-ups with alpine-themed lodges.

London Shuffle Club

797 user reviews 5

It's time to shuffle. Yes, that's right. Because London Shuffle Club's lanes are waiting for your group to head on down. Enjoy a big group bash at one of their bottomless brunches, complete with sourdough pizza, free-flowing booze and plenty of competitive action.

Live Band Karaoke!

39 user reviews 5

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.

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 igloos, hot cocktails and sundown shenanigans.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

318 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.


112 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.


228 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.

Flight Club

454 user reviews 5

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.

Electric Shuffle

81 user reviews 5

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.

Hyper Reality

180 user reviews 5

Escape the chill this January and immerse yourself in this undeniable cool and quirky experience at Hyper Reality. You'll get an exclusive two-hour all-access pass where you'll discover new worlds, ride rollercoasters and chase scores, with hearty refreshments afterwards.

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.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 18th February 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

Combining escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mysteries into one, The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is a fun and unforgettable event at Catford's Ninth Life. Enjoy an action-packed 80 minutes that'll have you meeting Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and cracking clues. 

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

291 user reviews 5

Step outside the ordinary and into London's quirky nightlife scene with an evening at Blingo. The event will be bringing you a jam-packed night of humorous bingo, epic dance offs and lip sync battles, all to the tune of RnB bangers.

Trapeze Bar

105 user reviews 3

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.

Dabbers Bingo

122 user reviews 4

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.

Bashment Brunch

64 user reviews 4

One of the best cool and quirky events in London has to be Bashment Brunch, which takes over secret London locations for epic Carnival-style parties. Up your bottomless brunch game by heading to one of their weekend celebrations, which promises rum punch and Caribbean eats aplenty.

Monopoly Lifesized

55 user reviews 4

Situated in Fitzrovia, Monopoly Lifesized is super jam-packed with immersive activities based on the board game. We mean building your own houses and getting stuck into escape room challenges. Head to the restaurant after for Hustle For The Wings and a slice of Mr. Monopoly's millionaire cheesecake.

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.