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 21st March 2018
From replicants to Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, Secret Cinema is delving into the futuristic world of Bladerunner for their latest project. Dress up, solve clues and immerse yourself in this unique event which combines theatre, cinema and stand-out set design.
If you have ever considered yourself a cocktail fan then this event was tailor-made for you. Catch some of the most skilled cocktail crafters in the business mixing their best drinks at this quirky London cocktail night.
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.
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.
One of the most unique events in London this year, An Evening of Meat is a night of fine dining and a fearsome approach to femininity. Enjoy six courses of delicious food as a stunning performance unfolds in front of you.
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. 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.
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.
Bored of the same-old yoga? We’ve got the thing for you. At this session you’ll enjoy yoga meditation, breathing, and yoga poses, all with the addition of dogs! Bring your own or meet some there.
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.
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.
Roll up, roll up as the amazing French Touch swing into town. The party people will be taking over The Cuckoo Club for a raucous night of performers and free-flowing Champagne.
From dancehall and reggae through to hip hop and RnB, Brunchpepper's music is the soundtrack to your Saturday. Add in bottomless prosecco and two courses of Caribbean food, and you're onto a winner.
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.
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.
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.
Sick of music festivals? Done with theatre ones too? Try out something a little different in London with this great cheese festival. Bringing together the best cheese producers and traders in the country, with some of the finest street food vendors of dairy goodness, it's one of the best events in London this spring.
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..
Don’t just let the athletes compete in the Winter Olympics – do it yourself. Compete against another team at this ice-based try-athalon, where you’ll try your hand at curling, ice hockey puck shots, and human curling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From cocktails through to rides and immersive experiences, London Dungeons is staying open for this amazing adults-only experience.
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.
Add an amazing decoration to your flat that you’ve created yourself with these Terrarium workshops. They’ll be on hand to give you inspiration and help you with the design, and you’ll create your masterpiece with the materials on hand.
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.
Supper club meets singles mixer and this cool and quirky London event. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your hosts Gabi and Luce, along with the chance to meet some like-minded people.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combining the best of the '90s with a never-ending tale of childhood, NTV Spring Break is a mash-up of Peter Pan and MTV. Find Neverland in Camden with this event of top DJs, geezer pirates and hipster lost boys.
Taking place at Batch & Co in South London, this class is a great excuse to learn a new skill. The event takes place once a month, will improve your skills on life drawing and is led by an experienced art teacher.
Inspired by the Nordic Food Movement, Matr is an intimate supper club that is bringing top-notch dining to London. Taking place in Belsize Park, the night is a delicious celebration of seasonal and local food, with seven inventive courses, matched with natural wines.
The art of entomology shot to fame in the Victorian era and now’s your chance to capture the beauty yourself at this unique masterclass, where you’ll learn the basics, take home your own masterpiece, and enjoy a selection of refreshments and a cocktail.
You’re unlikely have heard of this before: Jazz Verse Jukebox combines spoken word poetry with jazz improvisation, bringing a thrilling night of great wordsmiths and singers. Broadcaster and vocalist Jumoke Fashola hosts.
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.
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.
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 Poetry Brothel is an immersive poetry event that takes poetry from classrooms and into the bordello, transforming the works of Sylvia Plath into an event encapsulating live music, tarot reading, live performances, and private readings.
This fun winter pop up offers something a little different in London. Dine in an igloo, feast on fondue, quaff delicious cocktails and even try your hand at curling as Winterland returns to bring fun and frolics to South London.
As stunning as it is saucy, MILK comes to Paper Dress Vintage for an evening of drinking, dancing and devilish burlesque.
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.
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.
Scarlet Ladies are taking over Dead Dolls House in Islington for a discussion on religion and sexuality this April. Join the group as they look at the affect of everything from Christianity to Islam on women and their sexuality.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This quiz night with a difference not only raises money for Breast Cancer Haven, but the person supplying the great questions is comedian Hugh Dennis. Expect big laughs and competitiveness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Leaving your old Easter egg hunts in the dust, this immersive experience is an incredibly fun group activity. Combining virtual reality, puzzle solving and fun, search for Easter eggs, ancient artefacts and help stop an evil force.
Enjoy cocktails and tonnes of retro gaming at this awesome event in the City. With everything from Street Fighter to Sega Rally it's one of the coolest events in London.
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.
Immerse yourself in the hedonism of ancient Japan at the Lacy Nook as they deliver a unique evening of delicious nibbles, wonderful three course meal, and fun activities like Japanese calligraphy and kimono dressing.
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.
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.
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.
Try something different this Easter bank holiday in London as you’ll be taught not only how to swing dance at Cahoots, but also get to join in on their big old party afterwards. There’s a live band, pro dancers and espresso martinis.
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.
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.
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.
Experience three monologues from three different aspects of life: a mother, a wife, and an immigrant. This unique play will have you laughing, soul searching, and crying your eyes out at the same time.
Find yourself in another world entirely at this stunning evening of live acoustic music. Catch three great acts inside the gorgeous surround of Peckham's Asylum Chapel.
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.
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.
This immersive pop up event is truly something a little different in London. Work your way though the storytelling maze to unravel the story behind one of history's hidden heroes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete with a live band, this night at Blues Kitchen Camden is paying homage to Tom Petty, the world-renowned rocker. Listen to his best tunes while enjoying the bar's punchy list of whisky cocktails.
Compete with your best friend of the other gender at Hexogasm, where you’ll go head-to-head on the Wonderball tables to secure a £100 bar tab and a spot on the Hall of Fame. Win the Grand Final and you’ll get an even bigger prize!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you haven’t gotten familiar with Belgium beers, you’re in for a treat. Head to this beer festival where you can enjoy unlimited tastings of 70 craft Belgium beers, all the while listening to great live music and eating Belgium delicacies designed to pair with the beer.
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.
Mac & Wild are putting on a series of delicious masterclasses this January to teach you the tricks of the trade. Join them for a night of whisky and beer pairing, haggis making and even chocolate and whisky matching.
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.
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.
Taste your way through two hours of unlimited margaritas from some of the best bars in London, all of whom will be offering you their best mixes for the title of Best Margarita in London.
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.
You are guaranteed to find something different at London Burlesque Festival. Ranging from the risqué, to the dangerous, to even the geeky, all manner of saucy, entertaining and gin-filled acts await at this extravaganza.
Head to East London for this quirky drag show at Concrete. With Dogma hosting, and some smart, sassy performances lined-up, it's one of the coolest events in town this March.
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.
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.
The Brunel Museum is putting on a special evening of award-winning adventure short films; join the gorgeous spot as they show the films, along with hosting cocktails, marshmallows and a camp fire on the rooftop.
Love espresso martinis? Then this is the pop-up for you. Taking place in a secret place in Soho, the venue is hidden behind a secret door - open it to unveil the world's largest espresso martini menu.
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.
Party like you’re in the American South with everything that makes the US of A great: think live country music, bull riding, line dancing, southern BBQ food, a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bar, and a DJ till late.
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.
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.
The Bingo Academy is coming to the vaults to teach all of you the lost art of bingo. For all the losers, and pathetic bingo players, their Bingo Trainers will transform you into the ultimate bingo winners.
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.
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.
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.
The clue's in the title with Factory de Joie as they bring their big vibes and bag of happiness to Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney. Pull on your sparkles and get ready for a roaring night of DJs, dancers, burlesque and live bands.
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.
The Pizza Run is exactly what you think it is: run through a 5K course and at certain checkpoints you’ll receive pizza as a reward. Afterwards, you can join a party with DJs, photos, and fun times with your fellow runners.
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.
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!
Back for another round of debaucherous disco and more glitter than the body can handle, this quirky club night in Fitzrovia mixes awesome acts, stunning visuals and decor with some of the best disco tunes in history.
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.
Afrobeat karaoke takes your classic concept and adds an even better twist. If you think you have what it takes, get on stage and sing; if not, enjoy delicious food, or take part in the games and fun activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join BOBO Society's Head chef as he leads you through making unusual burgers and delicious plates with this fun experimental burger class.