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 26th April 2018
Get your fanciest dress and your silliest hat at the ready because the Royal Wedding Party is coming to London. With a daytime screening of the ceremony, and a wedding reception that will rival the real thing for glamour, it's one of the most fun things to do in London this spring.
This stunning boat party invites you to step back in time aboard this floating playground and experience the hedonistic opulence of the Jazz-age. Be transported back to the 1930's with some stunning live entertainment and gorgeous decor.
One of the funnest things to do in London this spring and summer, climb aboard a luxury train carriage for an immersive evening of great drinks and delicious food from Masterchef's Jack and Billy.
Shoot your way through this space-age laser experience, as you dive and duck your way through an adults-only session that’s guaranteed to send you back to those nostalgic days.
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.
These girls really know how to party, so join the Strictly Come Drag Queens as they throw an all-singing, all-dancing, lip-syncing extravaganza, with two courses of delicious food, an hour of bottomless fizz and disco dancing till midnight.
Whether you're a replicant or a cop; Bladerunner at Secret Cinema is going to be all sorts of epic. The company are recreating the dystopian LA from the film, complete with underground nightclubs, dark corners and lots of neon.
Head west for one of the funnest things to do in London this spring and summer. With bottomless brunches, yoga sessions, beer pong and much more, the Fulham Beach Club has everything you need to party your way through the warmer months.
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.
Dive into the centre of the action with this brilliant immersive theatre piece from COLAB Theatre as they take you back to the 1940s. The Germans have landed and are threatening to take over the entirety of Britain - it's up to you save King and Country.
Experience the sounds and wonder of Vivaldi and Handel as they are brought to life in the spectacular St Martin-in-the-Fields by the London Musical Arts Ensemble and director John Landor.
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!
Head to Six Storeys as they throw one of the best Eurovision bashes of the year. With bottomless booze, live screening and karaoke, your search for fun things to do in London stops here.
With some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit, including the likes of Sara Pascoe, Kerry Godliman and Tom Deacon, London's Live Comedy is a fantastic way to see stand-up in central London.
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.
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 cute and quirky event is one of the funnest things to do this spring in London. Enjoy a gorgeous night in the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum complete with botanical cocktails and marshmallow toasting.
Celebrate Cinco de mayo at Hush and you can enjoy four delicious courses of food, as well as margaritas, while you witness a murder mystery telenovela surrounding a murdered starlet – and you’ll have to guess who did it.
Get a taste of the Deep South at Islington Metal Works as they host a night filled with live country music, line dancing, a bull riding competition, southern BBQ and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bar. There’s also a DJ till late.
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.
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.
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.
For a fun night out in London, this series of musical tributes are a fantastic shout. From Lauryn Hill tribute nights to evening of Reggae and R&B there's something for every musical taste.
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.
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.
Head over to the beautiful Troxy for this huge night of house music. Renaissance White Party is back with a bang as the night features fire breathers, acrobats, DJs, house music and killer drinks.
The Bop Shop is getting you in the mood to party at Trapeze with this fun disco brunch. Join the Shoreditch club for a day of bottomless cocktails, brunch plates, popcorn machine and a killer soundtrack.
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.
Ever fancied learning how to make your own Neapolitan pizzas? Well Pizza Pilgrims are here to give you a masterclass in just that. Head to their West India Quay restaurant for a day of dough-throwing and eating at this fun London event.
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.
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!
Head to The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise for this super fun London event. With free shots, happy hour drinks deals and loads of bonkers bingo entertainment, it's one of the best upcoming events in South London.
Get stuck into the Star of Bethnal Green’s street party, where you can enjoy banging tunes from their DJs, BBQ and street food, and great cocktails and beer, with things for the kids to do too.
Laugh along with award-winning comedians at this award-winning comedy night, with comedians from shows like Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, 8 Out of Ten Cats and more grace the stage.
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.
Win this ultimate Wonderball game with your best pal with all the skills and you could win a £100 bar tab. Not only that, there will be drinks specials on the night, and the chance to make it to the Grand Final and win a bigger prize.
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?
Pizza Run is the most fun you’ll have while running. Race through a 5K course and at certain checkpoints you’ll receive pizza as a reward! There’s an afterparty too, with DJs, photos with your fellow runners and good times all round.
The Ghost Bus Tour is all sorts of fun, from touring the city to hearing all sorts of gruesome stories. Taking place on a vintage Routemaster, the tour combines comedy, spookiness and fun.
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.
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.
Nice 'N' Spiky is taking over Toulosue Lautrec Jazz Club for a night of hilarious comedy. the night will include three massive performances from the likes of Abandoman, Mark Nolan and Sion James.
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.
Have a try at stained glass making with your friends or significant other for something fun to do in London. You'll learn basic stained glass making technique before taking on the challenge yourself and bringing home two of your own stained glass light catcher creations.
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.
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.
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!'
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.
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.
Cinco de Mayo is coming to Albert's Club this bank holiday weekend for an evening of exotic cocktails, superb DJs and even a live Mariachi band to get you up on your feet and dancing.
Join the ultimate bar crawl in Shoreditch, where you get free entry into six amazing venues, enjoy discounted beers and spirits, get the super-cool atmosphere and ending in party paradise Cargo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Exhibit is the definition of fun things to do in London. Join them for a whole host of activities, whether that's dinner followed by cinema screenings of all kinds of films, to drag queen brunches, to disco party extravaganzas.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It’s a match made in heaven: The Macbeth are hosting a 100% hip hop and RnB party with music all hailing from the 00s, played by top DJs, alongside pool games, red cups and topped with free burgers and free popcorn.
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.
Learn about the innerworkings of gin-making and the history of the substance at this fun London event. Taste test four different gins, paired with specially chosen tonics, while the expert bartenders at The Distillery talk you through the different nuances, sensations and history of each.
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.
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.
Offering everything from bonkers bingo nights to eye-popping circus shows, this iconic Acton bar and event space offers a huge number of fun things to do in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Got a big gang? Check out the Private Bottomless Brunch that gives you room hire, endless pizza and cocktails, along with games, for two glorious hours.
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.
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?
Join the Madbrunch team and special guest DJ, Fat Tony, for another gorgeous daytime party at this rooftop restaurant. Enjoy amazing views over the city and get your day drink on at this fun London event.
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.
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.
With over 20 different kinds of sake to enjoy, five stands packed with delicious traditional food, and handcrafted art stools, the Japanese Sake Festival is ultimate way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
For the ultimate movie tribute, head over to 100 Wardour St as they pay homage to Dirty Dancing with a three-course feast, dance lessons and live performance of the movie's best scenes.
It's all about the Motown and Atlantic Soul at this fun event at Blues Kitchen Brixton. Expect the usual shenanigans, with live music, whisky cocktails and DJ sets that will keep you up late.
As a group of six you’ll join together with master of the supernatural Jack Daw for an evening of puzzle solving and ghostly encounters, as you try to uncover the mystery of a missing child over 100 years ago. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to Victorian High Tea.
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!
Celebrating all things Vice City, prepare for a night dedicated to the game complete with Hawaiian shirts and DJs spinning that legendary soundtrack just like the DJs in the game.
Swing Dance Sunday's are the perfect place for a fun night trying something new; learn all of the best moves during their dancing lessons before taking the floor for the night. A live band and martinis will be on hand to keep the lively party going.
This bonkers bingo bonanza at the People's Park Tavern is one of the best bottomless brunches in Hackney. If you're looking for fun things to do in London, this awesome event is a must-visit.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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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.
Get ready for a night of side-splitting stand-up as Laugh Out London brings the biggest names in comedy to Islington and Tooting.
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.