Something A Little Different

The capital is packed to the gunnels with bars - big bars, small bars, sports bars, cocktail bars, chain bars and independent bars. While this is great most of the time, finding something off the beaten track, something a little different in London, is often easier said than done. Never fear, when it comes to the more unique venues in the city we've kept our ears to the ground and rounded up a selection of cool London bars to help you on your hunt. Read our recommendations for where to find something a little a different on the London bar scene, and if you're looking for other quirky and fun events, check out our Events in London guide!

Last updated on 23rd November 2017

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You’ve definitely never drank like this before. Come to Alcotraz, the high security prison that’s hiding an alcoholic secret. Get in your orange jump suit, smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol in, and Don’t. Get. Caught. Then the fun can begin as one of the inmates shakes you up tailored cocktails in this immersive drinking experience.

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Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
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Ballie Ballerson

1 user reviews

A ball pit is definitely our idea of something a little different in London. Dive into one million different balls, enjoy unlimited pizza and drink two hours of bottomless prosecco on Saturday's or join the ball pit and cocktail bar madness. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

From a delicious three course meal through to table dancing and epic live entertainment, The Vaults in Waterloo are bringing Beauty and the Beast to life. Head to the atmospheric spot this winter for a night of magical fun that will sweep you off your feet.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Waterloo
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The Candlelight Club

18 user reviews

Dress your dapper best for this seductive little soiree as you're about to be taken back to the bygone days of the 1920s where speakeasies were the standard and beaded garms were the glamour. Discover this alternative night out in London, sup on bespoke cocktails and dance to classic Jazz music at this Golden Age party of excess and debauchery. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Flight Club Bloomsbury

475 user reviews

Social gaming and drinking just got a whole lot more fun, as did your repertoire of unusual things to do in London. Gone are the days of ping pong bars, this is the new revolution, the new era of darts. Welcome to Flight Club in either Shoreditch or Bloomsbury. Changing all pre-conceptions of what you think darts is about, it's not all balding men in waistcoats here. It's the darts digital age where you play games and your score is calculated for you. Now that's a bullseye. 

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

With craft beers, cocktails and a cool East London location, Shuffleboard might seem like a standard night out. But when you add in this brilliant group activity, you'll quickly find out it's not.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Brick Lane
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Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place this summer, revolving around all the yeast-based fun of baking. Guests will be split into teams of two before being set a handful of baking tasks. Pipe your way to the top with this quirky event in South London.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night, Food & Drink
Tooting
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This multi-sensory gallery will challenge what you think a gallery really is with a series of interactive artworks. To compliment, Smith & Sinclair have created a series of innovative bespoke cocktails.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Background Music
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Tropicana Beach Club

595 user reviews
Tropicana Beach Club
Free Birthday Surfboard Shots and 1 other offer available.

Dressed as a tropical bar, the Tropicana Beach Club has become accustomed to dropping jaws and raising more than a few eyebrows. Covered by over 500 bird decorations, with huge palm trees stretching from the floor to the ceiling, a lagoon pool-style dance floor and various cabanas spread throughout, every aspect has been meticulously planned and arranged to transport everyone to a sun-drenched tropical beach. Alongside the menu of beach-grill inspired dishes on offer, the bartenders serve over 50 different types of rum and fruit infused cocktails.  

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Victorian Bath House

73 user reviews

Opening its doors to douse you in all its allure, the Victorian Bath House is an esteemed venue with all the makings of a cool and quirky London bar. Experience the exclusivity of this Grade II listed space and you'll be indulging in the finest food and drink in richly dressed interiors made for decadence and luxury. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

The Piano Works

270 user reviews
The Piano Works
Sunday Brunch: £15 Bottomless Prosecco and 2 other offers available.

Bursting full of character and loaded with songs that pull you to the dance floor, the Piano Works in Farringdon has changed the way London experiences live music. The team behind this venture take guests back to a time when couples danced in pairs to the latest music sensation and turn this Victorian warehouse into a haven of stellar singing and dubious dancing. Look no further for a quirky London night out. 

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon
7 events @ The Grand with 7 upcoming dates from 05 Dec 2017 until 22 Jun 2018

Plans for a nice cosy movie night? Scrap 'em, and head to this. With a quite frankly enormous screen (24ft wide, to be precise), The Grand shows a number of cult classic films with plenty of themed quirks on the side! There’s usually free popcorn and prizes for fancy dress, while your ticket includes entry to the after party (continuing until 3am) once the film is finished.

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Powder Keg Diplomacy

58 user reviews

Who needs this 21st Century malarkey, when you could step back to the Victorian era at this quirky South London spot? Filled with vintage wares, retro maps, and a towering, plant covered conservatory, Powder Keg Diplomacy is perfect for dinner with a difference.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham
Gospeloke Our pick
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Expires 27th November

Presented by the hilarious Eleanor Conway in the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, prepare yourself for karaoke with a true difference. It’s time to unleash your inner Whitney and sing with the backing of a full gospel choir! There’s big team sing-a-longs, harmonies, and even a prize for someone giving the best confessional. You don’t want to miss this.

Fun Time Partying, Karaoke, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Activity
Funk & Soul
Shoreditch
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Take your Christmas back to the days of yore with this swinging 1920s party. The Manhattan Club are pulling out the stops as they return with their themed event of cocktails, canapes and fun.

Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Themed Nights
West London
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If you want more evidence that London can offer something for everyone, then join SEA LIFE After Dark, an exclusive chance to visit the aquarium after-hours. The adults-only event means you can explore the Aquarium at your own pace, drink from the pop-up bars and even sip prosecco as you traverse the scary Shark Walk!

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Activity, Walks & Tours
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20 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 21 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

For something a little different check out the Brixton Rooftop team's darkly magical take on the winter chill out spot. Full of fantastical touches that are sure to amaze and entertain, there's nowhere else to be this festive season. 

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Do something a little more out there this festive season - show of that secret talent of yours at this quirky Christmas event in London. Enter the Mean Girls talent show and be in with the chance of winning a totally fetch £100 bar tab. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Shoreditch
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2 events @ 2 venues with 2 upcoming dates starting on 28 Nov 2017

Rotorino and Dock Kitchen are both playing host to a very special truffle dinner this October. The restaurants will be cooking using truffles from the Piemonte region for a selection of mouth-watering dishes.

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Try out this amazing treasure hunt in the greatest city in the world. You’ll have to crack puzzles and riddles using clues that will see you taken across London. You’ll end at the Treasure pub, where you’ll get 20% off your bill. Try the City version too.

Daytime, Quiz Night, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

Set in the stunning Grade II listed building, Proud Cabaret in Camden is a capsule of 1920s elegance and sex appeal. Feathers flutter across the stage here with burlesque and cabaret shows the weekends entertainment. Experience the total excess of this venue and don't miss out on this unique thing to do in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

The Exhibit

262 user reviews
The Exhibit
Brunch & Bubbles and 2 other offers available.

Covered head to toe in cool, The Exhibit’s got a little bit of everything going on. There’s beaut cocktails and freshly prepared British food for starters, but it’s probably the eclectic entertainment that you’d know it best for. There’s weekend comedy, life drawing classes and cutting-edge art exhibitions to look forward to, as well as cool London screenings from the inbuilt independent cinema.

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

From waltzes and lindy hops through to banging dubstep and electronic music, this grand ball is bringing more than 100 years of music to life.

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Clapham
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The Living Dead Party is hosting a celebration in honour of all the artists who lost their lives, all the bands who split up and every one hit wonder – every 2nd Friday of the month.

Clubbing, Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Student Night
Commercial/Pop
West End
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Aeronaut is back and they've got a brand new bag of tricks. Their re-opening party is set to be one of London's most unique events this December, so make sure you don't miss out. 

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Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Acton
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Are you a sporting hero? Or pretty inept? Either way, James Hancox is challenging you to his interactive gameshow experience, Extreme Sports, to see who is the champion.

Comedy, Something A Little Different, Date Night
80's Music
Kentish Town
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11 events @ 2 venues with 61 upcoming dates starting on 24 Nov 2017

An intimate brasserie and wine bar tucked away in Kennington, nobody’s debating Toulouse Lautrec’s rep as one of the best places to catch live music in south London. Tailor-made for date night, come by for food and drinks with bohemian Parisian vibes while a 9-piece band playing anything from jazz to swing and funk to soul plays some silky smooth tunes into the evening.

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Magic Roundabout

177 user reviews

Burger Bear is back and this time taking his penchant for patty's and partying to new heights, above Old Street Station. Transforming this space with shipping containers and one heavy sound system, he has created a disco diner space of the ultimate trifecta: eats, beats and booze. Pop down for a burger or a piece of Prawnography action as you relish in this cool place to drink in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Bobby Fitzpatrick

67 user reviews

Head to this North London cocktail spot for a good dose of old-fashioned fun with board games and quirky cocktails. Bobby Fitzpatrick is a '70s den of vintage memorabilia, signed photos and American dishes including deep crust American pizzas. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hampstead

Not your average karaoke night, Afrobeat Karaoke brings a full live band and more energy than the room can hold. This unique London event is sure to be one of the most fun and exciting music events in London. 

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Karaoke, Food & Drink
Shoreditch
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Locked in a Room

1 user reviews

Puzzling, brain-teasing and heaps of fun, Locked in a Room is a cool concept taking place in ExCeL. Head over to the venue for a birthday, stag & hen do or just group of mates, to race against the clock and solve all the puzzles.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Retro Events

0 user reviews

Make your next party one to remember as Retro Events put their unique spin on proceedings. The events company specialise in jazzing up parties with a retro theme that is brought to life with live performers, singers, dancers and a killer sound system.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

For a Christmas dinner with a difference, check out this alternative London Christmas event from The Flanagan Collective. Featuring dinner and interactive performance, it's something a little different in London this festive season. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
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3 events @ 3 venues with 89 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

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Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

32 user reviews

A heaving, meaty mess of Deep South BBQ and music of the soul persuasion describes Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch. Dose up on heart-stopping recipes of burgers, pulled pork stacks and other Americana inspired treats as Blues is a carnivore's nirvana. The epic venue also plays host to live music of all funky, brass band and Motown sizes for one cool restaurant bar in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Oriole

760 user reviews

Oriole is one undeniably cool place to drink in London. Sister site to the multi award-winning Nightjar speakeasy, Oriole’s exotic influences ensure you’ll be sipping at cocktails mixed with creativity, flair and the finest in tropical ingredients. As well as tasting menus, the experience comes rounded off by a live music programme featuring jazz, swing and blues.

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East London
3 events @ 3 venues with 38 upcoming dates from 08 Nov 2017 until 30 Mar 2018

This internationally-acclaimed magician is hosting a series of events from the opulent Grand Royal, promising baffling tricks, old school charm and a massively captivating performance. A great quirky London event for those looking to try something a little off-kilter, your ticket also includes a 'magic cocktail' on arrival. 

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The Bat And Ball

185 user reviews

Get away from the traditional Central London night out at this East London ping pong hub. The Bat and Ball is a bit off the beaten path and something a little different for a night out in London. Grab your table tennis racquets and have your taste buds ready. This East London bar has a 'Games Hall' ready for your best shot, equipped for twelve ping pong tables, and a pizzeria loaded with slices to satisfy your drunk munchies. 

Happily Affordable ££
Stratford
9 events @ XOYO with 12 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 24 Feb 2018

Fronting epic live choirs, full 16-piece orchestras and super talented live performers, the Reimagine collective aren't messing around when it comes to the stage retelling of some of music history's biggest and best names.

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6 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 256 upcoming dates starting on 25 Nov 2017

The Top Secret Comedy Club has remained undetected by the masses for too long. We’re here to spill the beans once and for all, shouting from the rooftops about a comedy club that welcomes top notch comedians for a night of thigh-slapping, rip-roaring jokes. There’s an open bar serving cheap booze, an amazing atmosphere and the chance to meet lots of funny people along the way.

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12 events @ 6 venues with 38 upcoming dates from 25 Jan 2017 until 10 May 2018

Less of a pub quiz, more of a rowdy disco, Sounds Familiar is great fun from minute one. Useless trivia is no good here, it’s all about scribbling down songs and artists played out loud, and having a right old sing-along in the mean time. A unique night out in London for the extroverts, Sounds Familiar will have you dancing on the tables and belting out your favourite tunes long into the night.

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The Escapologist

761 user reviews

In 1848, the infamous Baron fled to London shrouded in scandal, his every action prompting outrage on the streets. He landed a date with the gallows - only to escape and develop his mythical reputation by befriending the likes of Disraeli, Brunel and Nightingale. Popularly referred to as The Escapologist - he now has a bar paying homage to his exploits - a basement bar styled as part Victorian men’s club, part Masonic Lodge. Expect cocktails, authentic design and cheese-drenched pizzas at this inventive and intriguing Covent Garden drinking joint.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
4 events @ The Artworks with 4 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 16 Dec 2017

Rather than art class, Studio Masterpiece is a fun art experience that combines learning with creating and socialising. The evenings follow various themes from Picasso-style painting through to sculpture, bring your drinks and nibbles and get ready to discover some inner talent.

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See the Thames in a completely new way as Predator Adventures speed you along at speeds of up to 60mph. The craft is designed like a Killer Whale and can go up to 6ft deep, jumps out of the water and is not for the fainthearted.

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Activity, Daytime, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
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Chinese Elvis is coming to London and he's bringing his smash-hit comedy with him. Join the legend at Roadster California as they entertain you and feed you with a three-course feast of American-inspired cuisine.

Comedy, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Cabaret/Burlesque
Burlesque/Piano
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Rolling back the clock to a time of flared trousers, hidden speakeasies and bustling dance halls, the team at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston offer their guests a brilliant way to spend their next Friday night in London. Perfect for those looking for something a little different, guests can first dance the charleston or do the lindy hop at a fun loving dance night, before watching a live band of jazz musicians fill the air with electric energy. 

Classes, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Jazz
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The London Cabaret Club

50 user reviews

More than just an events venue, The London Cabaret Club combines fine dining with an innovative, interactive cabaret experience. Boasting a traditionally British theme that runs throughout, both the menu and the show here celebrate the rich heritage of British culture; both past and present. With exquisite dishes and a show packed full of West End stars, this promises to be quite the quirky night out in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

The Schoolhouse

185 user reviews

The Schoolhouse whisks you down memory lane for a trip back in time. Something of a playground for adults, this quirky little number serves delicious food from classic dinner trays and cocktails whipped up straight from the science lab. Good for all-day dining in Battersea, the restaurant is a charming space with a unique theme, and they host popular boozy brunch sessions every month.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

The RA presents an amazing night of Dada dreamscapes and immersive theatre. Celebrating the lives and work of Dali and Duchamp, this quirky event is great night for fans of surrealist art. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Theatre/Arts, Fun Time Partying
Live Music
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Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl

2 user reviews

It’s never a standard night out at Queens. Not only do they have great cocktails and delicious burgers courtesy of MEATliquor, they’ve got 12 bowling lanes, an ice skating rinks and funky pop culture décor to boot.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

Aeronaut

175 user reviews

For an alternative night out in London, heading to Acton may not be your first port of call. But it should be because it's where you'll find Aeronaut and their pub turn brewery turn beer garden turn restaurant turn circus big top tent extravaganza. Yes, you can truly dabble in it all as you're dazzled by balancing acts, comedians, aerial artists and acrobats at large. 

Happily Affordable ££
Acton

Mix up your usual brunching routine with this lovely event from Mac & Wild. The Scottish restaurant have employed a foraging expert to take you around Finsbury Park, before you head back to the venue for hearty dishes and a cocktail.

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Liverpool Street
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Musical Bingo Pop Classics + Future Dates
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Expires 27th November

It’s bingo, but with music instead – what’s not to love? The rounds are all based on a different sub-section, there’s some mystery challenges thrown in for good measure and there’s lots of pizza to devour from Pizza East Kitchen.

Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Quiz Night, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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Travel across London and uncover the bloody past of the city. With the help of Ouija boards, K2 meters, you will search for spirits and poltergeists in some of the scariest places in London, from abandon goal cells formally hosting the world’s worst serial killers to mountains of bodies that commuters walk on every day.

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Activity
Not Applicable
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Could you find the love of you life at this new dating event? You may not fall head over heels but you're guaranteed to have a great time as The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town run a dating event using Cards Against Humanity.

Date Night, Dating, Activity
Kentish Town
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Hand Of Glory

21 user reviews

Giant maypoles, wicker masks and brass icons converge to create an eccentric spirit at the Hand of Glory. Projecting a colourful exhibition of British folk culture, it’s your place for rural ciders from some of the UK’s best independent brewers, a cocktail menu fronting Seven Deadly Gins and a fresh menu influenced by award-winning chef Mark Edwards. They don't get much cooler than this.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Simmons Fitzrovia

50 user reviews
Simmons Fitzrovia
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

The ultimately kitsch and oh-so-charming cocktail haven known as Simmons has to be a consideration when looking for somewhere unusual to drink in London. Something of a contemporary version of your nan's lounge, Simmons Fitzrovia is bathed in a neon ambience, where the cocktails pack quite a punch served in queen decorated china and the shelves are stacked with random memorabilia. 

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia
2 events @ 2 venues with 10 upcoming dates starting on 28 Nov 2017

For something a little different in London, why not try disco yoga. That's right folks, a combination of disco AND yoga for the health conscious who also like to party hard. Join in with this fun and uplifting yoga class which includes a super food cocktail or mocktail to refuel after.

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Improve your cooking skills with one of the best chefs in the world as Michel Roux opens up a student kitchen. Taking place above the location used to film Saturday Kitchen Live, the kitchen has space for 12 people as well as all the state-of-the-art equipment to whip up all kinds of deliciousness.

Happily Affordable ££
South London

The Four Thieves

25 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers available.

A mega pub in Battersea, The Four Thieves puts together something cool to do in London with its buzzing atmosphere and social drinking atmosphere spread over several rooms and two floors. Whether you're looking for an immersive clue solving game, to race some cars or just sample some of their own craft beer, it's all available under one roof at this unique joint. 

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Head over to nightclub XOYO for an amazing night of live music as a live band and vocalist bring XOYO to life.

Live Music
Live Music
Shoreditch
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Just in time for Christmas, you could learn how to make your perfect bottle of gin, how to make a great G&T and fill up on gin goodies at Fever-Tree's Gin school.

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Something A Little Different, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Date Night
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1 events @ The Peter Samuel Theatre with 1 upcoming dates starting on 07 Mar 2018

The Pop-Up Opera is an experimental show that looks at flipping conventional opera on its head. Hosting shows across the capital in exciting place and intriguing surroundings, the group look to couple old with new. Giving things a fresh feel, the company offers Londoners two well known plays, Il Matrimonio Segreto from the 18th century and Hansel and Gretel. Trust us, this is one unique event in London you don't want to miss.   

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Mario Kart is being brought to life at this Christmas event. Raising money for the refugee crisis, the event will have you dress up as your favourite character and race around the track.

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Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up, Fun Time Partying
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Circus

3 user reviews

Located in Covent Garden, Circus is a dazzling restaurant and bar that promises all the fun of the fair. Dive into the big top as the Pan-Asian venue puts on a hot roster of entertainment alongside dishes and cocktails; think burlesque, cabaret and acrobats to name a few.

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Covent Garden

A Door In A Wall

0 user reviews

Taking place across London, A Door In A Wall is an immersive experience that prides itself on continuously pushing boundaries. Whether you're scrambling for clues in a hidden speakeasy, running through the streets of London or solving puzzles at a famous landmark, this immersive experience will challenge you in new ways and will force every guest to think in new, exciting ways.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross
6 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 23 Nov 2018

The King's Head is hosting another night of sexy burlesque and cabaret performances as Gin House Burlesque are back in town with their scintillating and captivating performances. With everything from a Josephine Baker tribute act to a ventriloquist, the night promises to put the spark back into your evenings.

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For something a little different why not try out this engaging cabaret performance that will have you questioning the lines between the real and the inauthentic self. Join Ms. Paolini for a night you won't forget in a hurry. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Live Music
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Christabel's Cocktail Bar

5 user reviews

Always fresh, innovative and colourful, Christabel’s throws among the most creative pop-up experiences in London. Casting their net as wide as Mad Hatter’s brunches, edible playgrounds and botanical speakeasies, each of these immersive drinking and dining experiences is held from a stunning location overlooking Regent’s Canal.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Travel back to the 1940s with this incredible immersive theatre production. No night is the same as actors and performers lead you on a different journey each time, find the five themed bars and get ready to jitterbug into the early hours.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Themed Nights, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Live Music
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Venn St. Records

24 user reviews
Venn St. Records
Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer available.

Bringing some variety to the Clapham nightlife scene is Venn Street Records, a vinyl-clad, rock ‘n’ roll drinkers den fitted with vintage music memorabilia. Track down the large neon sign outside and follow the sounds of the live bands and DJ sets inside, there’s happy hour offers every day and #CheapDate deals that offer 2 drinks and 2 pizzas for £15 between Sundays and Wednesdays.

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Clapham

Fiddle Paradiddle have a reputation for being one of London's quirkiest ceilidh band. Proving that and planting huge smiles on hundreds of faces, the group are hosting a series of events this summer revolving around traditional Scottish dancing. Teaching guests a handful of dance moves before putting them to practice, expect to see plenty of beaming smiles and a few left feet at this quirky London night out.

Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Date Night, Live Music
Live Music
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Give your body the ultimate treat as you workout with A hot HIIT session, which is then followed by a delicious Sunday brunch as Rosa's Thai Cafe.

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime, Classes
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For an unusual night out in London this January, check out a Burns Night party like this fabulous traditional ceilidh in Fulham. With whisky, haggis, music and loads of dancing you won't miss the club for a second. 

Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Date Night, Live Music
Live Music
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2 events @ Winterland with 40 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 22 Dec 2017

The makers of Neverland are welcoming you to Winterland, the enchanted riverside woodland escape complete with winter lodges, igloos, and tonnes of games from curling to prosecco pong. Their heated pergola with feasting tables is perfect for tucking into amazing food (like their delicious fondue) and there’s fur-lined sofas ideal for mulled wine too.

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Inamo Covent Garden

51 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Happy Hours (5 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm) and 1 other offer available.

With orders placed via sleek tablets and tabletops that you customise with your own images, Inamo is the place to be for an interactive dining experience in London. Check in on executive chef Jon Claro and his team via chef cam, you’ll find them conjuring up all kinds of pan-Asian tapas plates as well as a healthy choice of sushi and sashimi options. Check in at the downstairs bars for Oriental-themed cocktails afterwards.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

From cocktails through to rides and immersive experiences, London Dungeons is staying open for this amazing adults-only experience.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
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Barrio Soho

79 user reviews

Come over and get your fix of Latina flair at this gem of a Soho party bar. With flamboyant interiors, exotic tequila drinks and a lovely choice of Spanish bites, Barrio is a tropical oasis with a lovely atmosphere making for a quirky place to drink in London. Share a few plates with your mates, knock back a few of their corking cocktails or find your way to the dance floor, where a mix of live bands and DJs play until 1am.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Try out this afternoon tea with a difference, as the traditional concept is combined with Japanese Omakase dining to deliver a delicious meal to share. As you dine on the Japanese treats, you can choose between Champagne, sparkling sake, and jasmine silver needle tea.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up
Background Music
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With amazing line up of performers, speakers and experiences, this awesome London event is certainly something a little different. Gain a greater understanding of sound and how we create it at this fascinating evening. 

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
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A plane has crashed but nothing is as it first appears. Head to Wringer and Mangle in Spitalfields for this acclaimed murder mystery night which combines puzzles, immersive theatre and team work for a great night out.

Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying
Retro
Shoreditch
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Casting aside looks once and for all, Pitch Black is a fun concept where you drink four different drinks in complete darkness. You’ll be greeted with a glass of prosecco on arrival before witty staff will guide you through the 90 minute experience, giving you a full sensory experience.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Activity, Classes, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Central London
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You’ve done London with a difference before, but you’ve never experienced it with the mayhem of the cast of Shrek. That’s right, you can travel to Far Far Away, where you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink, before embarking on a crazy 4D bus ride with Donkey driving! Later, you’ll get to have a shot or two in the Poison Apple Pub with the Ugly Step Sister. It’s a hilarious trip – and it’s adults only!

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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Roof East

5 user reviews

Roof East is Stratford’s multi-purpose hangout for drinks, events and open-air cinema overlooking the Olympic Park. It’s a beautiful hangout if you had your sights set on some summertime lounging, with a street food menu from a Hawksmoor chef and tasty cocktails served while yoga sessions and Rooftop Film Club events are held.

Happily Affordable ££
Stratford

Aftermath The Game

6 user reviews

All you need is a workable space and Aftermath, the immersive game, will come and whisk you and up to 19 people away to a world of mystery and intrigue. The game requires teamwork, concentration and problem solving skills, with two hours to save the world, simples.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Fu Manchu Bar

36 user reviews

There's an air of oriental mystique about Fu Manchu; this fun-time palace and late night party bar is a wonderland of fragrant cuisine and crafty mixology. This South London bar is a low lit cavern of cavorting and  midnight dancing all rolled into one for a cool place for drinks in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

Love hip hop and spoken word poetry? This is the event for you, as Boondocks have an open mic for everyone and some of the coolest DJs playing chilled hip hop all night long.

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
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IceBar London

19 user reviews

London’s famous Ice Bar is the only place in the UK that allows you to sink a few cocktails in an igloo-like environment where everything is frozen solid. Knock back a cheeky few concoctions in a chilled atmosphere (sorry), then head downstairs for dinner and drinks in the warm restaurant area. You can't get much more of a cool place to drink in London... geddit? 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Join Down for the Count Motown Collective as they take the stage at the Tabernacle, for a night of live swing, soul and Motown, as well as drinks, food and cool vibes.

Festival, Live Music, Themed Nights
Jazz
Notting Hill
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1 events @ St. Mark's with 1 upcoming dates starting on 02 Dec 2017

Find yourself in this leafy enclave in London, huddled round a campfire, and you’ll be able to hear a series of amazing, inspirational speakers and spirited musicians all while you eat your breakfast.

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When it comes to doing something unique in London, nothing quite does it like scaring yourself senseless. Join the Ghastly Ghost Tour as they embark on some of the scariest sights in the city, regaling all their favourite spooky tales along the way. 

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Dating
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A Moroccan wonderland of belly dancing babes, Arabian entertainments and fragrant foods is what Kenza is all about. Take a seat on their plump, metallic cushions and experience a palate of Middle Eastern delights at this quirky restaurant in London. With classic Lebanese food and a dedicated cocktail lounge, you are guaranteed to leave this restaurant with a stomach full of great flavours and a smile etched across your face.. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Nine Lives

55 user reviews

Nine Lives mixes nature with shabby-chic aesthetics to create one of the most beautiful bars in London. Expect to enter a paradise of bamboo shoots and hanging plants, where you can sip on zero-waste drinks and enjoy their carefully curated music choice.

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Head to XOYO for this amazing evening of live music as they bring in a series of live artists and musician to perform Prince's Sign O The Times album.

Live Music
80's Music
Shoreditch
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What happens when you mix burlesque, bingo and festive cheer? One game like you’ve never experienced it before. Kick back, unwind, and let your host Mr Christmas take it away.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

16 user reviews

For all the art lovers out there, be sure to head to Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch where their quirky London bar lies in wait. Bursting full of character and beautifully decorated, this cosy nook combines delicious cocktails and stoned baked pizzas with beautiful art installations and inspiring exhibitions. Expect fantastic colours, irresistible drinks and a night you won't forget anytime soon. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Oblix are transforming into a treehouse for the start of the festive season, adorning themselves with fairy lights and greenery and serving up gin-filled cocktails and delicious canapes till the early hours.

Clubbing, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, VIP Party
Commercial/Pop
London Bridge
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24 events @ 2 venues with 32 upcoming dates starting on 25 Nov 2017

Imaginamrium are hosting a whole host of alternative and fun events this winter. As well as Christmas parties, there will be writers workshops, artisan cheese workshops, and much more.

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Bar Elba

130 user reviews

Head to the rooftop Bar Elba, based on the party island of Napoleon himself, and enjoy the tropical paradise in Central London. The bar is awash with bright, sunny colours, block lettering and a cocktail menu that’s twenty drinks strong.

Happily Affordable ££
Waterloo

Sonic the Magician is reviving the golden age of magic at this amazing show; join him in Mayfair for a spellbounding show that will have you questioning reality.

Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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Oddbins Events

0 user reviews

A far cry form your usual swilling affair, Oddbins offer something a little different in London when it comes to tutored tastings. Whether you want to learn about and drink wine, beer, spirits or some other liquor (do we hear whiskey?), the Oddbins team will tailor their event service around whatever you desire whilst simultaneously bringing some fun quizzes and games to the table too. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

BYOC Camden

18 user reviews

BYOC Camden is mixing things up when it comes to London's cocktail bars. Join the North London spot for BYOB in the form of spirits, vintage blackjack tables, and heaps of 1920s style.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

This city is full of classes - yoga, french, cooking - but this class is something a little different to do in London. Build yourself your own little terrarium at this fun North London event. 

Something A Little Different, Classes
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2 events @ Drink Shop & Do with 4 upcoming dates from 26 Nov 2017 until 25 Mar 2018

Add a bit of magic into your brunch with this fantasy adventure. A fabulous theatrical troupe will be performing skits and songs from your favourite fairy tales while you sip cocktails and sing along. Deck yourself out in the finest fairy tale attire or dive into their dressing-up box, because the best dressed will win some amazing prizes.

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Lucky Voice Karaoke Soho

9 user reviews

Strong cocktails, a dressing up box and tons of power ballad anthems makes for one lively night out in London. Get your mates together and engage your inner pop-star; there’s thousands of songs for you to pick between and an adoring crowd awaits. Naturally perfect for fun-loving birthday shindigs, you can also add a cocktail masterclass to your package and make a real event of it!

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

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