Fun Things To Do In London
We know, London can be a bit overwhelming. The bright shiny lights, the huge buildings, the pressing crowds and rush hour crushes - it's hard to focus with so much going on and with so much to choose from. Well, you're in luck, because we're here to hold your hand and guide you through the best events, the best things to do in London and the top new trends pervading their way through our buzzing, weird and wonderful capital. Check out our recommendations for the most fun things to do in London.
Last updated on 16th February 2018
Silent Sounds is what happens when you combine sight seeing with amazing music, taking you down the Thames past amazing London landmarks while supplying the music on several different channels ranging from disco classics to hardcore house.
Re-telling the story and music catalogues of some of the biggest names in the biz, the Reimagine collective front full 16-piece orchestras, epic choirs and live performers aplenty in tribute of some of the most famous names on the planet.
For a classy central London experience, head to Mayfair's May Fair Bar as their expert mixologists show you their tips and tricks for whipping up a cocktail storm. The evening will involve you making three tipples, along with tasters, canapes and a competition to win some gorgeous prizes.
This event is different every time, flirting with edible playgrounds and Mad Hatter brunches. These secretly located pop-ups are guaranteed to be creative, fun and memorable every time, so try one out and find even more things to love about London.
Renowned throughout the city for bringing only the biggest names on the international circuit to the stage, it’s no surprise that the star comics are queuing up to play the Covent Garden Comedy Club. Head along and laugh yourself silly as 3 acts take the stage - your ticket also offers 15% off at the Lulivo Italian restaurant for a pre-show meal and free entry to Opal if you fancy heading out afterwards!
The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. Taking inspiration from one of Britain's most iconic tv shows, the event will see guests take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's true star bakers are. Will you crumble under the pressure? Or will you whisk past your opponents?
Designed the educate and entertain, this fun London event will show you a wealth of hidden heroes that you don't hear about in the history books. Unravel the stories behind your allocated character by making your way through the immersive story-telling maze.
If you're looking for fun things to do in London, look no further than this amazing garage brunch. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and bottomless drinks to a soundtrack of the best classic garage.
Leave all your inhibitions at the door and dive head first into all the fun on offer at the Hip Hop brunch. Guests will first be treated to 3 courses of 'Dirty South' food, before enjoying fun rounds of Hip Hip karaoke and all your favourite urban acts. Certain to leave you full of booze, with a stomach that feels like it's about to burst and a great beat in your head, there are few better ways to spend a bank holiday weekend in London.
This London event is a ride like you've never experienced before. Jump high, dive low and turn donuts across the Thames at this awesome London experience.
Laugh Out London are back with one of their most insane shows yet. Enter Abandonman - think Flight of the Concords meets Eminem. Joining the comedy hip hop stars are a host of other comedians ready to make this one of the funnest things to do in London in March.
Musical Bingo combines what you love about both those things in one big celebration, bringing a different genre every month, tonnes of delicious pizza, mystery challenges and singing your heart out to the biggest songs around.
This is a real fun thing to do in London if you love retro vibes, jive dancing to some of the hottest throwback bands around (and a dance class to get you in the mood) and a full night of nostalgic fun in one of the most iconic venues around.
Featuring a talk, tastings and some cocktail shaking, this Japanese whisky masterclass is a great way to learn more about your favourite spirit. Sample some premium Japanese whiskies and even try your hand at mixing them into a delicious drink.
Michel Roux Jr is widely known as one of the best chefs around and his cookery school will be teaching you the tricks of the trade. Located in the spot where Saturday Kitchen Live is filmed, the venue has a state-of-the-art kitchen, all the mod cons and is available for private hire as well as group classes.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
With mullets, power ballads and air guitars, this anthem-filled night out in London is guaranteed to be a good time. Join in with Ultimate Power's mad atmosphere as Meatloaf, Bon Jovi and all the classics blast out.
Prepare to be scared like you’ve never been scared before! No, it’s not walking down the streets of Croydon, you’ll be going somewhere must scarier. Using the help of Ouija boards and other paranormal equipment, you’ll be looking through some of the most haunted places in the city. Prepare for a tour of serial killers, mass graves and bloody executions.
Lucky Voice Islington has proven time and again that it is one of the most fun places in London. Providing strong cocktails, a dressing up box and a soundproof room, you and your mates have just got to turn up and sing your heart out.
With eight hours of partying, Lock-in Lunch is back with style. Taking place at Bernadi's, the party kicks off with a delicious Italian lunch, before the party gets going with disco music and discounted prosecco.
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This drinks tasting is a fantastic opportunity to not only learn more about your favourite gins and gin cocktails, you'll also be given training on how to craft the perfect Negroni at this fun London activity.
Featuring a silent disco, karaoke booths and loads and loads of classic console games, this awesome party at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel is one of the best things to do in London.
Feel like asserting your beer-pong dominance, but a little strapped for cash? Here’s your answer folks, as the Shoreditch Pub Crawl lays on 2-4-1 tickets on Thursdays. Coming in at the equivalent of £6 per person, you’ll enjoy free entry to four bars and free shots, as well as plenty of drinking game antics.
It's time to get out the tiaras and microphones because Strictly Come Drag is here to brighten up your day. Taking place in secret basement bar Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern, the event will be an afternoon of shenanigans including lip syncing, towers of pancakes and bottomless booze.
Welcome to London’s authentic German beerhouse, where it’s Oktoberfest regardless of what the calendar says. The bar is famous for its “rough and ready approach to partying”, where the beers come topped up to the steinful and the barstaff are dressed up in authentic Lederhosen. Watch some live sport, dance to the oompah band and let the spirit of Oktoberfest swallow you up at this unique London bar.
Very rarely will you get the opportunity to have a delicious meal while watching a truly unique show, until The London Cabaret Club came along. The show dives into the rich heritage of Britain in shows that are celebrations of its culture. Featuring premium production values, unique choreography and a delicious dinner – this is a night you won’t forget.
Weekend brunch just got even more fun as Flight Club add their ochres to it. The darts club is filling you up with endless pizza for two hours, prosecco and a go on their darts board, a perfect excuse to start your weekend shenanigans nice and early.
One of the new kids on the brunch block, this great dining and drag day at 100 Wardour Street is one of the most fun events in London. Enjoy a three course brunch, 2 hours of bottomless fizz and a fabulous drag show.
From Ping pong to Playstation 4, The Weeknd is back at Proud East with all their usual fun and games. Join the bar for a night of shenanigans as DJs take to the decks and there's plenty of juicy cocktails.
Get stuck into solving a murder and saving the world as Aftermath the immersive game comes to you. Designed for 5-20 people, the game simply needs a usable space to whizz you away into a world of mystery and intrigue that will involve you using your wits and working together.
With more than 175 breweries, hot street food vendors and great DJs, Craft Beer Rising is back for 2018 and even bigger than before.
Fancy some cocktails, games and a party until the wee small hours? This fun night of retro gaming and fabulous happy hour deals, it's a super fun thing to do in London.
Any event that can say their host is called Tina Turner Tea Lady is a winner by our standards. The Candlemaker are about to get all the booze out for a bottomless brunch session with a difference. Hold tight for something fun to do in London as they get all steamy bingo as you knock back bubbles and bloody marys.
Head to Chiswick to visit London’s last remaining family brewery. Here you'll be given a fasinating glimpse into the heritage of the Fuller's brand as well as some engrossing insight into British beer-making. On top of that, with The Fuller's Griffin Brewery dating all the way back to 1828, it has some truly riveting stories to tell - hear them all whilst sampling a few pints of London's pride!
Aeronaut is back in action and as such they're throwing a massive Tarantino themed party; there will be performers, iconic soundtracks and all sorts of naughty fun.
King's Cross venue Drink Shop & Do always know how to have a good time, from Mariah Carey inspired dance classes through to craft workshops.
With a huge roster of live music and DJs, The Jazz Cafe has been bringing London some of the best sounds for well over a decade. They are continuing their legacy with the best soul bands come Fridays; head to this spot for dinner and drinks before watching the amazing live shows.
temper City are putting on their monthly quiz day, with all sorts of added madness. Hosted by award-winning Battleacts, the quiz is themed each month, there's three courses of delicious curry and two hour of bottomless drinks.
Mover shakers of London, gather your chums and try something a little different as Dance Party Experience promise to put you through your paces. From themed routines and group packages, to energetic antics and dance teachers, book your session now and get to know your inner dance floor demon.
Whether you're on a work do or celebrating someone's birthday, Locked in a Room will entertain every single member of your group. Head over to ExCeL to find two scenarios split between 13 rooms, from beating government agents through to saving London from a mad scientist.
Ever wanted to shake up cocktails like a pro? TT Liquor will guide you through the fundamentals of mixology, get you to shake up four with premium spirits, and even get you to compete with each other.
Fancy yourself as a bit a mixing maestro? You will do after this. Mixology Studios' cocktail-making class gives small groups their very own custom-built bars to work with (alongside providing each individual with their own equipment) - so there's no taking turns here; this is two hours of continuous mixing and tasting! Master the basics before learning more complex techniques. By the end of the class, have a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'
Join this tutorial at Ping Pong to learn the secrets of great Dim Sum. The expert chefs are showing you how to craft the foodie parcels, there will be cocktails and a discount if you dine at the restaurant after.
What do people love more than house parties? One that take place in one of the best, laid back venues around. Offering up several floors of RnB, hip hop, house and old skool, beer pong, free pizza and tonnes of fun.
If you're looking for a dining experience that's more than just food, Kenza should be your next outing. Serving up a Arabian themed wonderland of draped silks, plush cushions and indulgent Lebanese cuisines, Kenza is the perfect place to come for some atmospheric drinking and dining. Complete with belly dancers, you'll be transported to the Middle East.
Get ready for a night of side-splitting stand-up as Laugh Out London brings the biggest names in comedy to Islington and Tooting.
Head down to Wimbledon for an epic afternoon of fun and games at Smash. The spot is hosting a ping pong competition which includes plenty of beer from Wimbledon brewery as well as pizza.
Come to Queens for a night of ice-skating, bowling and fun times. They’ve got 12 bowling alleys, they’ve got delicious food from MEATliquor and they’ve got a great cocktail list to wash it all down.
Say goodbye to Proud Camden with their epic closing party featuring half priced beer, authentic German food, as well as two areas of live music and live performers to keep you entertained all night.
Live through the Summer of Love at Blues Kitchen Camden, as they celebrate Woodstock with two live sets from their house band performing the likes of Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and more.
Take a trip back to your childhood with another group of big kids as you enter the land of Shrek for a crazy immersive experience. After accepting your welcome drink, Donkey will take you on a jaw-dropping 4D bus ride. If you make it through that hilarious journey, you’ll end up in the Poison Apple Pub, where you can have a shot or two with the bar maid Doris (the ugly step-sister!)
For a slightly off-kilter experience in London, make tracks for Mac & Wild's Devonshire Square Gun Room, for a virtual shooting experience transporting its guests to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Ideal for a birthday, quirky date night, stag do or corporate shindig - this place is sure to impress.
Bounce offers one of the most fun nights out in Shoreditch. It’s an underground haven for eating, drinking and competitive socialising, where big groups of mates gather around one of 17 ping-pong tables and play into the night. There’s also a ‘gin palace’ themed cocktail bar with a menu created by award-winning mixologists and a pizza counter specialising in authentic Italian pizzas and antipasti dishes.
MyChocolate boast some of the most fun, interesting and unique food events in London. Their ethos is all about creativity, charm and dedication to great service, meaning you can indulge in delicious chocolate, learn something new about its creation and take part.
If you're short of activities and fancy something to keep you busy as you swill spirits, head down to Flight Club in Shoreditch or Bloomsbury. This is London's first and coolest darts bar, introducing you to the world of social gaming...with darts. There's a digital scoring system, games to be played and oches to be had - so team up. This. Is. Flight Club!
Little Nan's is putting a boozy and neon twist on the traditional afternoon tea as the award-winning pop-up takes over a grand theatre in Catford. The bar will be hosting a cocktail-filled afternoon tea in between palm trees, '80s memorabilia and banging pop songs.
One of the funnest things to do in London, Winterland offers everything from cocktails to curling to karaoke. Grab some of the delicious food on offer or get involved with all the great activities going down at this winter pop up.
Try something a little different to do in London as one of the best karaoke brands in the business promises a night on the tiles to remember. The night to unleash your inner diva, Lucky Voice Karaoke in Soho promises unrivaled karaoke booths, a waitress service and more as their playlist promises the belting of ballads a-plenty.
Had enough of the same old supper clubs? Try taking it back in time, all the way back to the Medieval period. The Vaults will be putting on a Sunday full of feasting, fighting and goblet banging at this unique immersive experience which includes a five-course meal and plenty of fun.
Don’t settle for any standard brunch: the King of Ladies Man are offering two hours of bottomless prosecco and special brunch food from the Breakfast Club, all with an amazing 70s disco soundtrack.
See London like never before in this ultimate treasure hunt. You’ll have to unravel puzzles and crack riddles using a series of clues that’ll take you across London – before you end at the Treasure pub, where you get 20% off your bill. Try out the Westminster version too.
If drinking prosecco while soaking up the sights of a glorious aquarium sounds like a night out to you, then join SEA LIFE After Dark for an exclusive look at the aquarium. This adults-only event means you can explore the conservation at your own time, drink from the pop-up bars and traverse the scary Shark Walk!
We know what you're thinking. Wine tastings are for old people who are boring. WRONG. The team at Oddbins offer something different entirely to your usual tutored tasting experience. You can choose whether you'd like wine, beer, spirits or other liquors to be the subject of your evening and you can enjoy a tailored party package for something fun to do in London (that still involves drinking).
Whether it's a birthday party or corporate event, Retro Events are whisking you back in time to a themed party with a difference. The events company will provide all you need for a themed bash, from actors and performers through to a cracking set list.
Taking place in pubs across London, Laugh Train Home is a hilarious and intimate way of discovering new stand-ups. The event has seen the likes of Reginald D Hunter and Sara Pascoe among others entertain guests, and always puts on a cracking line-up.
Pull on your baggy jeans and Fred-and-Perry hats, the 90s Brunch is an event that celebrates all out favourite things about an iconic decade. Certain to leave you beaming from ear to ear, the event revolves around a home cooked brunch offering, rounded off by huge 90s tracks - R Kelly, Destiny's Child etc - and a few frivolous rounds of lip-syncing.
The circus is in town and its headed straight for Aeronaut. Join them for some stunning feats of acrobatics and fire at one of London's funnest events.
Whether you're looking to learn everything about rum, or how to make your own molecular cocktails, try one of T.T Liquor's fun East London events.
Paint in the dark with this cool and fun UV painting class. As well as setting a new scenario each time, the class will teach you techniques, there will be a DJ and you get to keep your unique piece of artwork.
The baddest brass band are in town for Easter Sunday and they're making sure you have a big one as they take over Blues Kitchen Brixton. Known for their punchy takes on modern pop music, the band never fails when it comes to a good night out.
Have your very own private shindig on Regent's Canal and shake your stuff on a dance floor that rocks just as much as you do. Enjoy the balmy summer air with your best mates and soak up the golden rays and picturesque sights as you drift along one of London's greatest treasures.
Brunch is the food of Gods. And beer is the drink... So together, this makes one hell of a boozy brunch in London from the Draft House Charlotte. Guzzle down a paddle of 6 1/3 pints of craft beers and then make way for the main course of big burgers with fries. All for £15 as well? Fun in London doesn't need to cost a lot.
Run by Portobello Road gin, Gin Tonica is a cool Notting Hill spot. The restaurant serves more than 100 types of gin along with delicious tapas; when you're done feasting, head downstairs to the Distillery to learn how to mix your own bottle of gin.