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 14th August 2019

One of the biggest events in the city this September, head to any manner of stellar London brunch venues and you'll find the Brunch Weekender kicking off with bottomless drinks for £20, or a dish and a beverage for £10.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

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One of the funnest things to do in London this spring and summer, climb aboard luxury train carriage The Murder Express for an immersive evening of great drinks and delicious food from Masterchef The Professionals winner Laurence Henry, while new show The Jewel of the Empire unfolds around you.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

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@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 14th September 2019 and 2 other dates

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 24th August 2019 and 18 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 18th August 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. 

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 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.


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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 Saturday 24th August 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.

@ The Electric Ballroom on Saturday 28th September 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

If you're looking for fun things to do in Camden, look no further because Oktoberfest is coming. Expect lederhosen galore, with steins of German beer and mouthwatering food to soak it all up. There's even oompah favourites and covers from The Old Dirty Brasstards.

Lost Boys Pizza

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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.

The Exhibit

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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. 

@ 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 Mind Palace

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Looking for fun things to do in London? Head west where this hidden cocktail bar is transporting you to another world. Located in Shepherd's Bush, The Mind Palace is an immersive speakeasy centred on Sherlock Holmes. Think tasty bar snacks and inspired cocktails.

  Lady Gala Bingo

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@ Concrete on Friday 13th September 2019 and 5 other Fridays

If you're looking for a quirky night out in London, check out Concrete where Lady Gala Bingo is back once again. From massive party anthems and wild dance-offs to mouthwatering pizza and a whole load of sass, this is bingo but not as you know it.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 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?

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

Whether you're after a quirky date night spot, something new to do with mates or just in need of a fun event in London, this immersive experience is for you. Think virtual reality, holograms and a mouthwatering menu of food and drink.

Lucky Voice 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.

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!'

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 23rd August 2019 and 32 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.

Laugh Train Home Events

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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 Medieval Banquet

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@ The Ivory Vaults on Various dates from Wednesday 21st August 2019

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Take a step back in time and dine like a knight at the round table as the Medieval Banquet makes a mighty return to London. Promising a live show, four-courses of feasting, flowing wine and ale, and a late-night disco, it sure is one quirky experience for history buffs. 

Drink Shop Do

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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.

  Japanese Whisky Masterclass

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@ Map Maison on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 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.

@ Sink Pong Bar on Every Thursday

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.

@ Draft House The Queen 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. 

Neon Naked Life Drawing

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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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 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.

A night of

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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.

  Fuller's Tasting Tour (Over 18)

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@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Monday 19th August 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!

Ultimate Power

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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.

The Reggae Brunch

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Head to a secret London location where the Reggae Brunch will be kicking off with a whole afternoon of delicious food, unlimited rum cocktails and the very best in Reggae, Soca, Calypso and Bashment from some excellent DJs.

Bounce, Old Street

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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.

@ Various Venues, London on Fri, 27th Sep 2019 - Sat, 28th Sep 2019

Take a journey through London's creative scene with this unique new festival of lates, coming to the city this September. Bringing an eclectic line up of musicians, artists, speakers and party-starters to the capital's cultural spaces, it's a festival of exploration and discovery.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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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.

  Musical Bingo - South London

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@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 12th September 2019 and 3 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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

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.