Something A Little Different

Recommended fun bars in London for something a little different for a night out in London. With different scenes like Shoreditch, Camden, Soho, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Brixton and Clapham to choose from, London isn't short of destination bars, pubs and clubs. But whether it's a special occasion like a stag or hen do or a birthday, sometimes you're just looking for something different, something cool and quirky. We pick our favourite fun bars in London for a quirky and different night in London. If you're looking for other quirky and fun events, check out our Events in London guide!

Last updated on 17th August 2017

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Throwing you into a secret world of gin and high jinx, Juniper Manor is an amazing pop-up in North London. Dress in your finest black and white and head over to the manor for an evening of exclusive cocktails by masters Sipsmith, munch on sharing plates and get ready for a whole host of surprises.

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Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Pop-Up
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BallieBallerson

237 user reviews
@BallieBallerson on Various dates
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For a truly unforgettable night out in London, dive head-first into everything BallieBallerson in Stoke Newington has to offer. Famous as London's first adult ballpit, the team sweeten the deal by serving sweet-inspired cocktails and ice-cold beer behind the bar while the DJs spin all your favourite party track together. Grab your mates, head down and enjoy all the childish fun on offer at this quirky bar in East London.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Activity
Electro
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@Ham Yard Hotel on Various dates

With lovely London views and utterly delicious cocktails, Ham Yard Rooftop series never fails to sell out. Join the central London rooftop for three summer-y themes.

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Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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The Literary Club is back in the capital this August, hosting a Wind In The Willows themed supper club featuring references to all your favourite children's characters. Taking place at the Greenhouse in Stoke Newington, this event will first serve guests a welcome cocktail before plating 5 delicious courses of British food in front of them - each course will, of course, reference E. H. Shepard's famous characters and novel.

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Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up
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There's two great things about London: the iconic landmarks and its clubbing scene, so how better to spend a night than by seeing both? Jump aboard The Golden Flame for a night of partying with a difference, sail past Big Ben and Tower Bridge all while getting down and dirty on the dancefloor to some seriously good tunes at the silent disco. Tickets have sold out for January but register your interest here to be one of the first to nab a new pair.

Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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The Candlelight Club

15 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

With rave reviews, an Olivier award nomination and sell-out success, there's no doubt the jaw-dropping splendour of Alice's Adventure Underground. Head to The Vaults in Waterloo to get lost in Waterloo, take tea with the Mad Hatter, decipher the Cheshire Cat's riddles and hang out with Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Waterloo
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Flight Club Bloomsbury

247 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

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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Have you never played Shuffleboard before? It’s the game taking London by storm, being pretty much a mash up between ten pin bowling and curling, and it’s finally coming to Shoreditch. Come early and learn the rules on the two table shuffleboards, enjoying a cocktail or pizza, before renting out a lane for a group of your friends.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Background Music
Shoreditch
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Tropicana Beach Club

458 user reviews
Tropicana Beach Club
Free Birthday Surfboard Shots and 2 other offers 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

62 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

156 user reviews
The Piano Works
Brunch: £20 Bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Marys and 1 other offer 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
8 events @ The Grand with 8 upcoming dates from 26 Aug 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

29 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

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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The Bat And Ball

149 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
10 events @ 5 venues with 31 upcoming dates from 24 Aug 2017 until 21 Dec 2017

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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7 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 271 upcoming dates starting on 22 Aug 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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Give yourself a cracking workout along with some delicious food this January as this event packs a punch. Kick things off with a Rumble class with 1 Rebel before ROOTED lead you through a vinyasa class and feed you either chocolate waffles, acai bowls or key lime pie.

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime, Activity
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Bar Elba

34 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

Experience yoga in a beautiful environment like no other with Sunrise Yoga. 37 floors high, the Sky Garden is hosting the event on their beautiful Fenchurch Terrace, with a class suitable for all levels and abilities. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to a delicious, healthy breakfast buffet and City Garden.

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Activity, Classes, Daytime, Something A Little Different
City of London
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Pop-Up Ceilidh Fulham

14 user reviews
@All Saints Hall on Various dates

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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Serving beautiful cava and tapas in the heart of the City, Copa De Cava is a Mediterranean oasis in tune with the finest Bodegas in Catalonia. Head on over for a sharing plate or two, gleefully washed down with something from their exceptional cava list. There’s plenty of Spanish craft beer and wine to consider in your effort to try something a little different in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

Neverland London

147 user reviews
@Neverland London on Various dates

You don't need to leave London for one of the hottest events of the summer as Neverland London brings a beach party to Fulham. With white sand, day beds, BYOB, sizzling street food pop-ups and all the fun of the seaside, this is one event not to miss this summer.

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Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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3 events @ Craft London with 3 upcoming dates starting on 09 Sep 2017

The team at Craft in South London are joining forces with The London Honey Company this September, celebrating National Bee Day in style with two fun-loving events. Starting off with a bee keeping masterclass for beginners and concluding with a 3-course dinner revolving around honey, you'll struggle to find a quirkier day out in London. 

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Daft Punk have helped shaped the world of music we know and love and XOYO will be celebrating with a huge night of live music. Inviting in a 16-piece orchestra, the club will be playing music from the bands seminal album 'Homework'.

Live Music
Live Music
Shoreditch
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The Electric Circus in Camden hosts a series of Ultimate Power club nights, showcasing what the team believe to be the best songs of all time. Featuring the likes of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Oasis, all the songs played here are well known and popular with all crowds. Singing is almost unavoidable and everyone will leave having testing their voice box to the max. Grab your mates, grab a drink from the bar and delve deep into all the frivolous fun on offer here.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Hen Party
80's Music
Camden
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Aftermath The Game

4 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

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

26 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
@SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Saturday 9 September 2017

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!

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Something A Little Different, Date Night, Activity, Walks & Tours
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With the Spirit of London ride, more celebrities than the Oscars and a Star Wars exhibition, Madam Tussauds is one of London's top attractions. Now it's offering you the chance to see the amazing waxworks without the kids and queues at their after-dark event which includes a glass of prosecco.

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Something A Little Different, Date Night, Walks & Tours, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
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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!

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Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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If you love cigars or just always wanted to try one, this masterclass is for you. Stylish bar Voltaire is inviting you to their dedicated cigar terrace to sample some of the finest cigars around, as well as perfectly paired spirits as well.

Classes, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, VIP Party
Background Music
City of London
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Simmons Fitzrovia

31 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

For a wild summer party you're likely to be talking about for years to come, head to the M Masquerade Dinner Party this June. A night like no other, the evening will feature a live performance by burlesque superstar Vicky Butterfly, a great hula hoop routine by Silvia Pavone, and a showcase by world-record juggler Aaron Sparks. If that wasn't intriguing enough, the night will revolve around a hearty, immersive 4-course dinner. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
Victoria
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Paranormal Activity Tour

1 user reviews
@Outside Farringdon Station on Various dates

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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Venn St. Records

11 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham
2 events @ 2 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 05 Sep 2017 until 15 Oct 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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The Escapologist

596 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

Ghastly Ghost Tour

4 user reviews
@All Hallows by the Tower on Various dates

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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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

Visit eight different bars to drink eight speciality margaritas – and some food – all included in your ticket price! There will also be entertainment, music and offers on beer, food and margaritas as well.

Activity, Bar Crawl, Daytime, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Covent Garden
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Nine Lives

0 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

Barrio Soho

70 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
6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 27 Aug 2017 until 26 Nov 2017

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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Inamo Covent Garden

29 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Birthday gift from inamo! 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

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

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

Magic Roundabout

145 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
1 events @ Sheraton Grand (5 star) with 14 upcoming dates from 26 Aug 2017 until 24 Nov 2017

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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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

The Walrus Room

34 user reviews
The Walrus Room
Complimentary Welcome Drink

Not short of charming aesthetics and quaint character, The Walrus Room is like a Victorian themed emporium of vintage delights, where you'll find taxidermy in cabinets, old birdcages hanging from the ceilings and some hella creative mixology. Sup on cocktails, tuck into delectable seafoods and take in the low-lit ambience of this unique bar in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

Oktoberfest East is bringing its wild, no-holds-barred party character back to Oval East after last year's unprecedented success. Whether you're gulping down stein-after-stein of Bavarian Weissbier, tucking into a plate of schnitzel or dancing into the wee hours with the live oompah band, you won't forget this Autumn night out in a hurry. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Hackney
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Surf n Turf Beach Festival are coming at you with the best of both worlds this summer with a foodie stint to remember. Find them at Brixton Beach as you feel the sand between your toes, all the while scoffing some of the best meat and seafood in the bizz.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Brixton
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14 events @ 2 venues with 64 upcoming dates starting on 24 Aug 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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Why not spend your Thursday night playing some bowls? That’s right, the British sport is back in fashion thanks to this glorious festival complete with exotic street food, delicious cocktails, great summer beats from the resident DJs and tonnes of bowls.

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Sport, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Festival
Live Music
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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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Eat Grub

8 user reviews
@The San Daniele on Various dates

The masterminds behind Eat Grub have teamed up with Seb Holmes to create a number of thai-inspired dishes, all created using insects. Taking place at North London's San Daniele restaurant, this event will also offer guests a chance to taste a variety of cocktails created by Tomas Lenko from Strongman's Tipples, all themed around insects. This event is perfect for anyone looking to push themselves out of their comfort zone and try something new.

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Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
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The Prohibition Party will whizz you away from London and back to the swinging 1920s. Taking place at Bourne and Hollingsworth, the party will be a huge medley of dress up, card dealers, cocktails, swing dancing and amazing surprises.

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Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Live Music
Central London
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The Four Thieves

20 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 3 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

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
9 events @ 9 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2017 until 19 Nov 2017

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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Bobby Fitzpatrick

50 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
11 events @ 6 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2017 until 23 Nov 2017

Get hands on this summer in London as Nicole Line presents some of the most unique events in the capital. Arts and crafts forward, head on down for a roster of tie-dye classes and screen printing events in the city.

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Rumpus is back with a bang this October, throwing its biggest party yet at South London's Coronet venue. The team are bringing over 2000 'creatures', 200 live performers and eleven rooms of live entertainment all under one roof. With Chainska Brassika, Mariachi El Pinche Gringo, The Balkanoes and many more artists set to perform, the fancy dress theme will help to keep the jovial mood lasting all night long. 

Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Live Music
Elephant & Castle
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Bringing all the fun of a Deep South shindig comes this roaring party from Buck 'n' Bull Saloon. Join them as they take over the Islington Metal Works with live music from Holloway Road, a bucking Bronco, whacking great BBQ plates, and bourbon cocktails.

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Live Music, Pop-Up, Fun Time Partying
Live Music
Angel
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Lucky Voice Karaoke Soho

6 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

The Schoolhouse

164 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
5 events @ The Artworks with 5 upcoming dates from 26 Aug 2017 until 30 Sep 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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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

Pulling out all the stops and showing off its love for J K Rowling, The Library in Central London is hosting a fun supper club themed around Harry Potter. After enjoying a butterbeer cocktail on arrival, guests will be treated to a number of stunning courses, all with subtle references to the Harry Potter plot. This is the perfect event for any Hogwarts fans out there.

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
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Oriole

601 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
1 events @ The Grand with 1 upcoming dates starting on 25 Aug 2017

Who needs a normal night when you can head back to the '90s for the most fun. The Garage in Islington are bringing Backstreet Boys, S Club and Busted along for a night of karaoke, there's playground games, free candy floss a games room and photobooths for lots of selfie fun.

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Roof East

3 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
3 events @ 3 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2017 until 29 Oct 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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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.

Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Waterloo
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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

Fu Manchu Bar

36 user reviews
Fu Manchu Bar
Drinks Area offer and 1 other offer available.

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
2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 13 Oct 2017

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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Not only is Sunday Drunch Cruise a beautiful canal boat cruise down the River Lea, it also offers a range of drinks and brunch options to go alongside the sights. With cocktails, CRATE Brewery beers and cider, wines and spirits from the bar and food ready to order, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the sights.  

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Boat Party, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Hackney
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The Exhibit

220 user reviews
The Exhibit
Unlimited Wine (Thur, Fri & Sat) and 3 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
1 events @ The BBQ Club with 31 upcoming dates from 21 Aug 2017 until 20 Sep 2017

While you might be the type of backseat barbequer that interferes with their mate’s grilling efforts, but you probably haven’t done it like this before. The BBQ Club is a fun and friendly supper club where you baste and grill your six-course meal alongside the chef, all the while appreciating the beautiful view of London’s South Bank.

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IceBar London

17 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

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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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

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

15 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

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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Prepare to be whizzed back to the 1940s as Cahoots throw a shindig over at The Vaults. The party will be full of fun as a live band sing classics, there's a Champagne reception and plenty of cocktails.

Pop-Up, Themed Nights, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Burlesque/Piano
Waterloo
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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.

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

Hand Of Glory

16 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

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
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Follow the rabbit and get lost in an enchanted world of burlesque stars, live bands, DJs and tea parties as Wonderland throws a two-day festival in a secret location.

Festival, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Live Music
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Lassco Bar & Dining

6 user reviews

Chef James Knox Boothman and bar manager Jerome Slesinski have teamed to open an intimate dining restaurant based in the London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company (Lassco). Offering an ingredient led menu, where each dish has been paired with a particular cocktail, beer or wine, diners will be left in awe by the venue's rustic, industrial decor.

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Head to Rich Mix as it's transformed into a fun, light-hearted parody of Trump’s tower, where 50p from every drink is donated to local and international charities directly aiding those affected by Trump’s policies.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

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