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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The newest kid on the London escape room block, AIM is the ultimate challenge for any budding MI6 recruits. Located in the heart of the city, this immersive venue features four different rooms with varying difficulties and themes - the perfect rainy day activity.
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!
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.
If you're short of activities and fancy something to keep you busy as you swill spirits, head down to Flight Club. 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!
Pair your boozy brunch with an exhibition of biological rarities, courtesy of The Greatest Brunch. This unbelievably fun experience promises immersive characters, West End singers, dancers and cabaret acts, with a whole load of surprises up their sleeves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!'
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.
Trade in an afternoon sessions worth of pennies for a ticket to this incredible and incredibly important exhibition at Southbank's OXO Tower. The five-storey immersive show will look at current global environmental issues, animal species extinction, reviving the space race and potential solutions and alternate futures.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take on the ultimate indoor go karting track in London at Teamsport which houses a 800m multilevel track. Gather your mates and zoom away a la Mario and crew to win the title of top racer and earn a place at the top of the leaderboard.