Cool And Quirky Events In London 2022

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 24th June 2022




The Big Bakes

1539 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?

DISCO BRUNCH

61 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

4408 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

761 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

790 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. 

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.

@ Bonkers Bar on Various dates from Saturday 25th June 2022

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 BBQ Club

442 user reviews 5

Fancy something a little different from your summer barbecue? Head over to Jimmy's BBQ Club in Southbank and you'll get the chance to whip up a 6-course meal with the help of chefs such as Aaron Middleton, all while sipping your way through wine pairings.

The 90's Brunch

246 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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 25th June 2022

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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. 

Hidden Jazz Club

166 user reviews 5

From historic churches to railway arches, this nomadic jazz club pops up in cool venues all over London. Better yet? Hidden is fronting some of the best local talent around, championing authenticity and a real good night out.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

64 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.

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.

The Art of Spritz Masterclass is one of the best UK events and with good reason. You can learn how to create two different cocktails while experimenting with flavours. Plus, you'll be able to take home some much-needed knowledge behind the original drink.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 26th June 2022

For something a little different from your London event, look no further than nabbing tickets to a Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds-themed immersive experience. You'll be plunged into the story itself through live actors and 5D effects, before heading to the steampunk bar afterwards.

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If you're looking for fun things to do in Central London, Underbelly Festival has taken over Cavendish Square and Earls Court for a load of top-quality performances. Whether you fancy quirky circus, mesmerising drag or side-splitting comedy, they've got you covered.

Neverland

944 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.

The London Cabaret Club

315 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.

Bashment Brunch

59 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.

@ President Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 25th June 2022

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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.

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

311 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 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.

Aeronaut

198 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

532 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

59 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

146 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.

London Shuffle Club

763 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.

Dabbers Bingo

113 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.

Live Band Karaoke!

27 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.

Plant Based Events Co

28 user reviews 4

Heading to venues across the city to combine food and music, Plant Based Events Co has all the ingredients for cracking nights out. Tunes will be delivered by the likes of Rebel Clash, with hot and tasty grub dished up by top plant-based restaurants, such as Sun Kissed Plates.

Head down to Vauxhall this summer where they'll be hosting a huge lineup of cool and quirky events. From Euro 2021 screenings and drag brunches to quiz nights and bingo bonanzas, there's something for every type of night.

  The Candlelight Club

470 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 17th September 2022

Looking for quirky things to do in London? Well then, The Candlelight Club is the place for you. A Prohibition-themed party immersing you in all things Gatsby-esque, this chestnut is keeping you on your toes, only revealing its secret location days before the actual event.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

277 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.

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Thursday 30th June 2022

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. 

Trapeze Bar

95 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.

Lost Boys Pizza

88 user reviews 5

Vampire-themed Camden restaurant Lost Boys Pizza have a reputation for hosting some of London's most weird and wonderful events. Swing by this summer to chow down charcoal slices while enjoy tequila cocktail masterclasses, midnight film screenings and more.

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.