Fun Things To Do In London

We know, our capital can be a bit overwhelming. The bright shiny lights, the huge buildings, the pressing crowds and rush hour crushes; it's hard to decide where to go among all the bustle. Well, you're in luck, because we're here with a guide to the most fun things to do in London, from weird events to wonderful activities.

Last updated on 30th September 2022




London Bridge Rooftop

22 user reviews 4

Want to catch stunning views of The Shard? Head to London Bridge Rooftop for post-work tipples, food from The Black Pig With White Pearls and cracking DJs. It's the perfect way to embrace the warmer months while mingling and soaking up the sun.

Merchant House

196 user reviews 5

Home to innovative and award-winning cocktails, it's no wonder why Merchant House is a top spot for those who like a good ol' tipple. Let loose or have a little fun at its range of boozy masterclasses or head to The Brig, its bookable spot that happens to be London's smallest bar.

Hyper Reality

157 user reviews 5

If you're after fun things to do in London with teenagers or older, then immersive cyberpunk venue Hyper Reality is just the thing. Think zombie games or roller coaster simulation in the arena, followed by drinks at the lounge, which also features a range of retro consoles and board games.

If you're short of activities and fancy something to keep you busy as you swill spirits, make your way over to Flight Club. This cool darts bar boasts a digital scoring system, games to be played and social brunches.

YO!

85 user reviews 5

On the hunt for fun activities in London? YO!'s Sushi School is not to be missed. You'll be guided on how to make a scrumptious selection of Japanese bites, from sashimi through to crunchy Cali rolls. And to top it all off, you'll enjoy a drink and a few nibbles too.

Bar Elba

353 user reviews 3

On the hunt for rooftop happenings? Let Bar Elba be your first point of call. Taking up a stunning perch in Central London, this sun-soaked bar promises everything from weekend bottomless brunches right through to suppertime sessions.

If you love painting and booze, then this is the night for you. Party N Paint let's you bring out your creative side with an evening of making art while sipping on prosecco, vodka shots and cocktails. Plus, all the sounds of 90s bangers are going on around you.

Live Band Karaoke!

31 user reviews 5

Join this night of live band karaoke for the ultimate knees up and evening out. The night will be taking over venues in Peckham and Central London to offer some of the city's most high-energy events.

Midnight Apothecary

851 user reviews 4

Midnight Apothecary are offering some seriously fun experiences, where you'll get to explore the area and settle into a roof garden. Tip back seasonal cocktails and take an optional tour underneath Brunel Museum.

The Doctor's Orders

12 user reviews 3

The Doctor's Orders are the event organiser behind some of London's biggest and best hip-hop bashes. Check out their schedule of boozy brunches, boat parties and pizza-filled clubbing extravaganzas. 

That's Drag Bingo!

41 user reviews 5

Get ready for a night of dabbing and lip-syncing with That's Drag Bingo, a brilliant wallet-friendly event at The Red Lion in Barnet. Priced from just £2, the evening will have you letting loose as you enjoy performances from your hosts Orange Gina, Ariel Bold and Magik.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

812 user reviews 4

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 Southern food, before enjoying fun rounds of karaoke and all your favourite urban acts.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

311 user reviews 5

Need plans? Sounds Familiar Music Quiz has got you covered. Get over to their event with over 100 bangers from a range of decades, alongside a glorious party afterwards fronting plenty of bubbly, cocktails and nibbles.

You can never go wrong with a bottomless brunch. Kings of all thing free-flowing booze, brekkie classics and party vibes, Impossible Things Entertainment are serving up a whole bunch of themed events, from Disney and Taylor Swift to 90s or Britney.

  The Candlelight Club

470 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 8th October 2022

What event? We haven't the foggiest what you're talking about... Especially not anything about a secret prohibition-themed party called The Candlelight Club, or that it's taking you on a trip back to the roaring twenties, complete with cabaret acts, delicious libations and live music galore. 

One of the city's best crazy golf experiences is bringing made courses and all kinds of fun. Plonk has taken over venues from London Fields to Forest Hill, fronting hilarious putting challenges and cocktail bars to boot.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

109 user reviews 4

Over at The King's Head Member's Club in East London, Gin-House Burlesque is hosting a range of interactive cabaret experiences. Expect incredible performances that are reminiscent of the Prohibition era, including snake charmers, magicians and live music.

Bored of regular trips to the boozer? Head to Barrio Bars across the city for their top-notch array of events, from bottomless bingo brunches to throwback karaoke. They also have a crackin' menu filled with fresh street food and cocktails galore.

London Craft Beer Cruise

245 user reviews 5

The London Craft Beer Cruise is giving you prime views of the Thames while enjoying brews, wine, cider and gin. You'll also get to learn about your favourite drinks while eating pub grub and relaxing.

Lucky Voice has proven time and again that it is one of the most fun places around. Providing strong cocktails, a dressing up box and a soundproofed room, this place is letting you sing your heart out with all your mates.

The Reggae Brunch

1839 user reviews 4

Get over 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 music. Think reggae, soca, calypso and bashment from some excellent DJs.

The Phoenix Arts Club

339 user reviews 5

The Phoenix Arts Club boast a series of exceptional and sexy events in their basement space. These include spicy cabaret nights and quirky afternoon teas, all in the super plush surroundings.

House Of Burlesque

641 user reviews 5

Every Saturday, House of Burlesque will take over Madame Jojo's for a saucy evening of brilliant speakeasy-style cabaret. With top quality acts, a happy hour between 6pm and 7pm, alongside the option to dance the night away after the show, this event promises a great evening.

The Bermondsey Bierkeller

17 user reviews 5

After fun activities for adults in London? The Bermondsey Bierkeller brings a slice of Munich to the city for Oktoberfest, promising live DJs, sloshing steins, Oompah bands and German-inspired street food. Better yet, the bar's usual lineup of cool games are on-hand too.

Head down to Vauxhall this summer, where the Food And Beer Garden is bringing you a top lineup of quirky events. From drag brunches to quirky bingo nights, the open-air venue is fronting a whole host of amazing events.

The Four Thieves

22 user reviews 5

A hubbub of all things fun and games, The Four Thieves is the ultimate adult playground. Not only does it host a range of brilliant events, from karaoke nights to themed brunches, but it's also home to remote-controlled car tracks, ping pong tables and VR.

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Inject a boatload of fun into your life with Wunderbar Oktoberfest at Pergola Paddington. Not only are they running plenty of weekend antics, from dachshund or Bavarian-themed events, but there are also weeknight parties, where you can dance to live music, all while drinking steins.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 19th November 2022 and 3 other Saturdays

Fun things to do in London this weekend don't get any better than a trip down the rabbit hole. With a ticket to The Hunt For The Smoking Caterpillar, you'll do just that, taking on this immersive theatre experience and comedy escape room in an alternative Wonderland.

Neverland

957 user reviews 4

When planning shenanigans, make a trip to Fulham's Neverland. Offering seasonal pop-ups, including a summer beach or fondue in igloos come winter, this place is known for its parties and bottomless brunches.

  Music Nights at Sky Garden

163 user reviews 3

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Tuesday 4th October 2022

Get to one of the city's most iconic rooftops to enjoy sublime views and live music. Tickets to Sky Garden's events take a place on our list of fun things to do in London for couples, including a drink on arrival and a truly unique night, complete with a DJ or band. Dancing 'til the early hours is encouraged.

Rivoli Ballroom are serving up some of London's best events. Check out one of their Rouges disco and funk parties, where your group will be bopping to classics from the 70s and 80s within an impressive Grade II-listed venue.

Fun activities in London for adults don't get much better than a go on the state-of-the-art dartboards at Oche. This cool spot is not only packed with Scandinavian design and amazing games, but it boasts expertly crafted cocktails and Michelin-trained chefs to boot.

The Hackney Social

151 user reviews 4

A fantastic community space in the heart of East London, The Hackney Social is coming in hot with its exciting events. Not only will it be hosting fabulous black-owned markets and plant-based goings-on, but also nights out or live music experiences.

The Big Bakes

1675 user reviews 5

The Big London Bake is a food event that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. You'll take part in a number of testing challenges in pairs... Will you whisk past your opponents?

In need of a little fun? Then be sure to check out the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival, which is being held at a range of first-class London venues. Enjoy meeting or watching guests, such as The Year Is..., Loremen and Hoovering with Jessica Fostekew, all while quaffing drinks.

Nordic Bar

5 user reviews 5

A sporting mecca, Nordic Bar is the host of many fun events in London. The Fitzrovia bolthole is bringing you a whole season of hilarious happenings, from viewing parties and extravaganzas to live sport screenings.

The Exhibit

252 user reviews 4

From guided life drawing classes and free weeknight comedy events to drag bashes or epic bottomless brunches, The Exhibit has got you covered. Venture to the Balham beauty and prepare for a fun afternoon or evening.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

281 user reviews 5

Live your best life with some hip hop bingo at Blingo. Join the potty-mouthed pensioner Grandma Flash, alongside her 87-year-old DJ and part-time lover, Harry Spelvin, for some non-stop games, dance offs or a few lip sync battles. Need we say more?

Paint a Pic London

34 user reviews 5

Fans of all thing artsy or those of you wanting to tap into your creative side, we've got the event for you. Taking place in a variety of locations across London, Paint a Pic is hosted by a talented professional who will help you to gain some skills and create your own masterpiece.

Monopoly Lifesized

32 user reviews 4

f you're searching for fun experiences in London, then Monopoly Lifesized is a great shout. The venue slings out an immersive affair, complete with building houses, going to jail and other activities based on the board game. Plus, there's themed cocktails and food at the restaurant. The millionaire cheesecake is sublime.