If you're after a quirky experience, then this Shakespeare summer spectacular could be for you. With a heap of laughs and great improvisation, you can enjoy Much Ado About Nothing outside with a drink in hand.
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!
Taste your way through Merchant House's fine collections of gin, rum and whiskey, with a masterclass dedicated to one of the spirits.
If you're looking for something a little different in London this summer, how does an evening with drag queens sound? Start with a margarita before getting into drag performances, lip sync battles and a whole lot of sass.
One of the best food and drink festivals in the city, this quirky cocktail weekender is bringing a pop up village of bars, tastings, workshops and entertainment to Bedford Square this August.
Get dropped into the middle of an illicit gambling den in this immersive event, where you and your team must collect clues, meet characters and gather evidence from all over the place to solve the case and save the club.
This quirky fitness class brings some of the city's top instructors to the rooftop of the beautiful Aviary. Each 45 minute session can be followed with a 50% discounted breakfast, before you take a goodie bag home.
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.
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.
Do your summer a little differently this year at the Fulham Beach Club. Bringing you beer pong, bottomless brunches, yoga sessions and even mini golf, it's the summer activity camp for adults we've all been waiting for.
Head towards Marble Arch where the Toolshed @ W2 will be hosting this great culinary masterclass. Learn how to shop for, use and maintain your knives in this handy two hour session, then put those skills to use and prepare a tasty lunch for yourself to enjoy after the class.
Indulge in a spot of croquet or petanque this spring and summer at this quirky rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock. Alongside lawn games, there's also some stellar drinks to be had and views to looked at.
Offering one of the top spots in London to relax and unwind, this friendly and intimate jazz bar offers some stunning drinking and dining alongside a stellar programme of live jazz, blues and soul.
It's time to add a big old dose of glitter and gold to your brunching habits with this new killer event; expect an hour of bottomless cocktails, two courses of brunch food and all the disco you can handle.
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.
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.
Social gaming and drinking just got a whole lot more fun, as did your repertoire of unusual things to do in London; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to Hackney where Springsteen super fans will be ringing in The Boss' big day with bumper-to-bumper tracks from the back catalogue and a bunch of other Bruce-themed surprises.
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.
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.
Hidden away between Dulwich and Brixton, this adorable cocktail bar certainly offers something a little different in London. With a very unusual medical theme running through it, you can expect drinks served in syringes and delicious, health-conscious food.
With bottomless brunches that turn into afternoon boogie sessions, and afternoon teas that end in table dancing, this curious little Fulham eatery is one of London's quirkiest hotspots.
London's famous Belowzero 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?
After meeting your guide in Green Park you'll be guided past the most haunted houses and parks in the city, before hoping aboard their cruise for more ghost-based antics, amazing views and a bar.
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.
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.
The phrase 'something a little different' was invented for The Exhibit. Join them for all kinds of events, whether that's drag queen brunch spectaculars, disco extravaganzas, cinema screenings, or even life drawing classes - there's a lot to dig into here.
Swingers isn't your standard crazy golf: they offer 9 original holes, but the West End branch are boasting two impressive themed bars, a wooden boardwalk filled with street food, and a beautiful seaside promenade interior throughout.
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.
Start your morning differently with this dynamic all-abilities vinyasa flow yoga session, all while enjoying beautiful views of the London skyline. Afterwards, feast on a continental buffet breakfast.
Get exclusive access to Brockwell Lido after dark, as this late night pop up gives you the chance to swim in the moonlight, soak up cocktails and chow down on street food long after regular opening hours.
Eat your way through this drag brunch led by the fabulous Tayce and her drag sisters, bringing catwalk competitions, dance offs, and award-winning mixes, all while you drink bottomless bubbles and eat delicious brunch food.
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..
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.
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?
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.
One of London's most unique dining experiences has opened its doors for a new kind of sensory dining. Head over to TT Liquor for a night of story telling and eight course dining, as you go on a taste, visual and drinking journey around the world.
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.
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.
If you're looking for a bar with some serious character then Aeronaut is the place for you. Hosting some of the most weird and wonderful events in London, along with brunches, bingo nights and even fancy wine dinner, it's certainly something a little different in London.
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.
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.
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.
Try a night out with a difference, as you enjoy a step-by-step demonstration on what to paint, before creating a masterpiece of your own, all while listening to amazing music and a cracking cocktail or two.
Head to Hammersmith for this quirky walking tour of Fuller's iconic riverside brewery, and get the chance to grab a cold pint at one of the prettiest pubs in London.
Dive deep into the world gastronomy with this amazing supper club that invokes all the sense. From projections through to 10 delicious courses, eating will never be the same again.
Unlock the mysteries of the afterlife through this series of puzzles and seemingly unbreakable codes. This unique escape room experience comes to you, whether you're looking to set up shop in a spooky pub or in the comfort of your own living room.
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.
Off the streets of Exmouth Market is a decadent den filled with burlesque dancers, musicians and a history naughtier than even Soho. Head down into this basement bar in London and enjoy a show with a fantastic range of cocktails.
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.
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.
Get your best 1920s dress-up on and head to this stunning immersive experience in London Bridge. This quirky event will put you right in the heart of Fitzgerald's famous novel, so grab a cocktail and watch the drama unfold around you.
Pub Tropicana is here for your summer partying needs, as Studio 338 team up with Sol to create a place offering the best street food, live music, World Cup screenings, virtual reality underground bingo, cult pub quizzes and so much more.
Hiding in a secret location, this palace might be beautiful but it's hiding a whole host of terrible secrets. Over the course of the evening, this masked ball will include a banquet from a Masterchef winner, stunning set design, immersive theatre and plenty of chances to get lost in this magical kingdom.
Get ready to whet your appettire with this supperclub showcasing Food Story's first ever dining experience. With an innovative seven course menu, alongside cocktails and canapes, this is one to watch... and devour.
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.
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.
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!
Learn the history of your favourite spirit via the medium of expertly-mixed cocktails. Bringing you the journey of gin through the cocktails that use it, this curious little event is also a great way to try out some of the best cocktail bars in London.
For a dating event with a twist, head to the gorgeous Madison rooftop to party the night away against one of the city's most gorgeous backdrops. But keep an eye out for the red straws, because they'll be keeping their eye out for you.
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.
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.
If you're after a whole new world-kind-of-different, the Aeronaut are introducing their virtual reality experience. That's right, prepare to thrust yourself into the virtual world with these unique immersive experiences.
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.
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.
If you're after a real dinner party, then get down to The Little Blue Door, where Burger and Lobster are putting together a three course meal, followed by DJs in the living room. This is one weekend you'll never forget.
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.
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.
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.
Far from your standard night of burlesque, prepare for a night of dark, troubling cabaret and burlesque, all undercut with an air of humour as these spectacular performers evoke the work of director David Lynch.
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.
Enjoy a drink with a difference as you travel 35 floors into the amazing Sky Gardens, where you can enjoy cocktails, live music, great tunes from DJs and one of the best views in all of London.
The perfect outing for those with a sweet tooth, this quirky chocolate cocktail pop up in Covent Garden is bringing you all the finest cocktails with a very chocolate-y twist.
You don't have to indulge at Perception, with unlimited bubbles and naughty dishes; you can enjoy unlimited smoothies and eat nice dishes. The choice is yours! They'll supply it all plus amazing tunes from London's hottest DJs.
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.
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.
Mac and Wild have launched an immersive experience, as whisky connoisseur Blair Bowman takes you on a journey like no other. Expect a welcome cocktail and 4 whiskies paired with canapes.
The Dreamboys are in town and with them comes a whole team of flexing muscles, baby oiled bods and boys who are ready to take their clothes off. As London's only fully licensed strip show, expect nothing less than a hot and sweaty show of bare boys dancing, shaking and ultimately getting down on stage. Raise the heat and try something a little different in London this time around.
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!
One of the quirkiest pop ups in London, this Wild West themed bar lets you bring your own booze so that their expert mixologists can tart it up for you into a cool, perfectly-crafted cocktail.
For a unique day out, head to this Kings Cross based VR studio, where you can transport to faraway places with the help of a virtual reality headset. This is definitely one of London's more quirky attrations.
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.
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.
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.
Mallets & Hoops is here to make summer a little more fun with their alternative take on croquet. Taking over Oxo Tower's Bargehouse, this team game involves games, cracking music and affordable drinks.
Treat yourself to something a little different in London with this magical and atmospheric night out experience. Head to the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum for quirky cocktails, marshmallow toasting and delicious street food.
Offering something a bit more adventurous than your average dinner date, Balham's Brother Marcus has a whole host of supper clubs and seasonal feasts up its sleeve for you to enjoy.
Keeping things creepy this Christmas in London, join Batch in Peckham for a totally unique venture as they're bringing you a whole roster of cocktails and interiors based on tales of creatures gone by.
This cool VR gaming experience certainly offers something a little different in London. Choose your own adventure from over 20 different gaming options. With everything from Elven Assassin to Fruit Ninja, there's something for everyone.
For a VIP experience at one of London's most iconic attractions, this series of lates at Madame Tussauds is a unique option. Enjoy after-hours access to the museum's stunning exhibition and enjoy a glass of Prosecco to boot.
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.
For a night out with a difference, this awesome event at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club puts girls to the front as Girl Power brings you an evening of glitter, drag queens and DJs playing all the best female-fronted tunes.
Certainly classed as something a little different, this comedy quiz-cum-game show will leave you in stitches. Work through a number of ridiculous rounds as you quiz, play and twerk your way into the position of Last Man Standing.
At these creative workshops, you'll learn how to use equipment, source your own materials and set up a studio space at home, all while mixing with experienced artists and newbies to the artform.
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.
Head out into Abney Park this summer for something a little different: an outdoor performance of The Wizard of Oz. This is your chance to watch the classic story play out in a unique setting through one of London's woodland memorial parks.
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.
How does this sound for a day out in London: start off on an amazing speed boat experience, soaring across the River Thames, and afterwards you get to settle into Ping Pong for a delicious Dim Sum set menu.
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.
Put on your gladrags and party in stellar style with Cafe de Paris, one of London's oldest cabaret club. The swanky venue doesn't stop at drinks and dinner; there's also a feast for your eyes with amazing burlesque, cabaret and acrobats.
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.
Make your art more public in Wembley Park, as these creative workshops will teach you the art of wood-carving and flag making, with the help of acclaimed artists and makers.
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.
Go old school with retro games aboard a mega yacht at this epic party. With a silent disco, legendary games and a whole host of fun activities, this is the most fun you can expect to have on the Thames.
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.
With a revolving line-up of cool and outrageous performances, this fun London event is sure to have you picking your jaw up off the floor. Hosted by the sassy and blue Ettieboo and her La La Band, each monthly show will be binging some fresh surprises and fantastic acts.
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.
The perfect group activity or date spot, this immersive crime thriller is shrouded in mystery and secrets. Investigate all the evidence in front of you and attempt to crack the codes of Marti Orri before your time is up.
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.
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.
This quirky food festival in Stratford brings together 35 of the finest purveyors of chicken wings in Europe for two days of £1 wings, live blues, bourbon and tune from resident DJ BBQ, along with plenty more entertainment.
For something a little different form your average life-drawing evening, this cool and quirky class at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club invites you to grab a couple of drinks and have a go at sketching some of the city's finest cabaret and burlesque performers.
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.
Take a trip back in time to the height of train travel at this immersive dining event, where you will board the maiden trip of the Murdér Express, where you will sip on drinks from the Seven Sins platform bar and feast on food from MasterChef finalists Billy and Jack in a train journey you won't quickly forget.
For dating events with a serious difference, Smudged Lipstick are a one-stop-shop for dirty Scrabble sessions, cereal tastings at the Cereal Killer cafe and Cards Against Humanity singles mixers.
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.
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.
Your friend, boyfriend or girlfriend would have a great time at this pottery class for novices, where you'll both learn how to create pottery using a pottery wheel, compete in fun competitions, and even take home a masterpiece – and the sessions are exclusive to two people.
If you like your cocktails with a side of strange, this place might just be your spiritual home and the answer to all unusual things to do in London. Displaying all kinds of weird stuff; The Last Tuesday Society is part Natural History Museum, part car boot sale and part nightmare. In the downstairs bar, suitably stiff drinks such as The Geneva Martinez with chocolate bitters are being served in abundance alongside tapas and bar snacks.
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!
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.
Follow the story and uncover the truth at Immersive Mysteries, as you join master of the supernatural Jack Daw to discover the murders, mysteries, dark secrets and haunting stories of certain places.
Are you bored of the usual nights out? For something a little different in London, give Musical Bingo a try. With heaps of energy, a great vibe and some healthy competition, make your way through the music as you mark off your bingo card for the chance to win big.