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 17th January 2019




  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Save 20% on ticket Sunday Matinee Early 1pm with discount code MIDWEEK20
Valid on the following dates: 16/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 07/02/2019, 12/02/2019 and 13/02/2019.

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.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

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@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 26th January 2019

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.

@ May Fair Bar on Saturday 26th January 2019 and 48 other Saturdays

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.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

Be immersed hook, line and sinker, in this all new pirate-inspired voyage from the minds behind Alcotraz. This drinking experience will see you attempt to steal long-lost treasure form the grasp of the governor, just make sure not to get caught. 

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. 

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

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@ Heaven on Various dates from Friday 25th January 2019

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 4/5 acts take the stage - your ticket also offers 15% off at the Lulivo Italian restaurant for a pre-show meal.

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.

  Tasting Tour (Over 18)

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@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Monday 21st January 2019

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!

  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Take a dive into the best dairy offerings in the city as this quirky walking tour will introduce you to the best spots in the capital to sate that need for cheese.

TT Liquor

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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!'

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.

Discounts available on certain events

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.

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.

@ Map Maison on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

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.

Bounce, Old Street

351 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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.

Flight Club Shoreditch

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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!

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 25th January 2019 and 34 other Fridays

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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

Head down to London Bridge where this hands-on pottery class will have you throwing clay like a pro in no time. Join your teacher, Paddy, as he guides you through the process of making some fab ceramics.

It's all going down in London, as different bars host a unique life drawing class. Models are covered in industrial UV light and reactive body paints, so you can draw, paint and sketch like never before.

  Musical Bingo - South London

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@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 14th February 2019 and 4 other Thursdays

Get down to this iconic Brixton for a night of Musical Bingo filled with mystery questions, entertaining rounds and grand prizes. Hosted by energetic presenters, you'll be listening out for various tunes, so do something a little different and spice up your mid-week routine.

@ The Candlemaker on Every Saturday

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. 

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

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?

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 16th February 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

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If you're looking for something fun to do, why not combine a unique performance with a delicious three-course spread? Head to the Radisson Blu, where the swanky hotel has been transformed into The Nags Head for an immersive theatre show with hilarious consequences.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Sunday 27th January 2019

An escape room manned by bizarro Alice in Wonderland types, this quirky activity wants you to hunt down a mysterious caterpillar by any means necessary whether it be begging, stealing, blackmailing or borrowing.

Get yourself down to this secret location where they'll be laying on another round of their epic West End musical brunch. With tasty food, bottomless bubbles and non-stop live show tunes, any musical maniacs will be in heaven.

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.

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Fri, 25th Jan 2019 @ 21:00 - 2:00

Join Lilly Snatchdragon as the drag superstar takes to the stage at this east London hangout for the return of Pussy Liquor. That means live DJs like MYNXIE, performers the likes of Storm Hooper and a whole load of dirty dancing till the wee hours.

Hanging around in North London? Then check out the quirky Lost Boys Pizza, the fun joint that cooks up charcoal black pizza, host boozy film screenings and bottomless bingo games.

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.

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. 

@ Concrete on Thursday 31st January 2019 and 10 other Thursdays

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.

@ Draft House Charlotte on Every Saturday

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.