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.
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.
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.
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.
Combining immersive theatre with dramatic dining, The Wizard's Brunch and Dinner will transport you to the mystical world of magic. Feast and grand tables while surrounded by incredible entertainment, learning to whip up potions and cast spells as you go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
Get a little saucy on this chicken wing crawl around the East End. Take some of London's finest bites for a test drive as you visit three of the best chicken-wing slingers in the capital and wash them down with some great craft beverages.
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!'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by festival culture, this unique pub in Catford offers much more than a bit of food and drink. From street food in the courtyard to their nine-room interactive theatre experience, you'll certainly not be lacking in entertainment at Ninth Life.
Using the latest in cutting edge technology, Puttshack brings you a mini golf experience like no other. Brought to you by the crafty team behind Bounce, this West London bar is a drinking, dining and sporting hub for the future.
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.
This summer, celebrate Hackney Brewery's 8th birthday at Geffrye Museum of the Home. They'l be welcoming a number of their mates from across the city to help hoist talks, workshops and serve up mouthwatering food and drink all evening.
Shuffle away the hours at this super fun London activity bar. With shuffleboards, pizzas, cocktails and a hefty dose of competition, the London Shuffle Club is the only place to really fall out with your friends and family.
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 dark mysteries and sinister secrets surrounding a series of unique settings in London.
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.
Craving a slice of paradise this summer? Head no further than Southbank as they host London City beach, a sun-soaked escape from city life. The pop-up beach experience will boast delicious street eats, multiple bars, VIP private areas and a number of exclusive parties all season.
Get your weekend started with this roaring party at Wringer & Mangle. The East London restaurant will be opening up their doors for the famous drag show and providing a generous drinks package of five martinis for only £20.
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.
Join the Karaoke Hole for some of the craziest, camp, Stars In Their Eyes ridiculousness around, with several drag superstars leading the night, some amazing songs on karaoke, special effects to keep it glam and amazing cocktails on tap to keep the fun rolling.
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.
You can't go wrong with Swingers when looking for things to do in the City, where you can enjoy two 9-hole crazy golf courses, five amazing cocktail bars, a two-storey club house and all the street food vendors you need. You can also hang out in their seaside-themed West End location.
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.
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.
This unique event will see you explore eight lovely London venues to sample a selection of refreshing Margaritas. As the sun shines over the capital, you'll be kept refreshed with gorgeous concoctions, tasty bites to eat and heaps of entertainment.
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.
This immersive comedy night in Fitzrovia really is an unforgettable experience. Think a dash of kooky characters, a splash of musical comedy and lashings of laughs as top alternative comics take to the stage, it is really not to be missed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What event? We don't know anything about any event... Especially not a secret event that's announced a few days before it happens... And especially not an event based on the 1920s Prohibition Era of speakeasies and elegant glamour...
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.
From singing your heart out at Gospeloke to dancing the night away at Musical Bingo, It's Unknown is on hand to make sure you're nights out in London are anything but boring.
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.
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.
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.
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.