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 27th April 2017

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The Candlelight Club

13 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

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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Laser Lates: Lost City

6 user reviews
@Secret Location on Various dates

Who needs a night down the pub when you could be running wild in an abandoned town? Laser Lates is taking place in Whitechapel and promises a hugely fun group activity as the venue recreates iconic East London spots for you to shoot and play from.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
Not Applicable
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Flight Club Bloomsbury

39 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

If you're looking for London's newest fad, try a game of Shuffleboard at Burdock. Drink some delicious cocktails and eat some food while playing the super-fun board game with your pals.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Something A Little Different, Activity, Daytime
Background Music
City of London
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Experience Victorian Britain like never before as you are transported to the terrifying time of Jack the Ripper. As the streets are filled with hysteria, you’ll become one of three characters as you try to uncover the mystery of the mass murderer. Talk to key characters, sip gin and visit the landmarks – just make sure you don’t get too close.  

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Activity
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@BallieBallerson on Various dates

Do you know what the London bar scene is lacking? A ball pit bar. Luckily, Dalston is hear to answer our cries, and BallieBallerson is the result. The two-level bar features a downstairs ball pit to play in as DJs play weekly sessions. Cocktails have ingredients such as Whams and Dip Daps and food is ball themed...

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Activity
Funk & Soul
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Little Nan's Rio Bar

7 user reviews

Fans of this multi-award winning pop-up will know all about Nan’s quirky nature, and she’s completely transformed the Rio Cinema into a kitsch haven featuring antique furniture, bespoke cocktails and 90s treats. Book in for a 2-hour slot of bottomless teapot cocktails and unlimited pic ‘n’ mix in one of the most unusual pop-up experiences in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Tropicana Beach Club

324 user reviews

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

43 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

Thought the likes of Psycho and The Babadook weren't scary enough? How about watching them in a former Masonic chamber that was only recently discovered? The Temple Cinema takes place in the secret chamber in Andaz London and will be screening iconic horror with an option to add a two-course dinner on.

Film Screenings, Pop-Up, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
Liverpool Street
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The Piano Works

13 user reviews
The Piano Works
Pre Theatre Dinner: 2 Courses £20, 3 Courses £25 (5pm only)

Bursting full of soul and with bagfuls of splendid melodies, the Piano Works in Farringdon has changed the way East London experiences live music. The team behind this venture take guests back to a time when couples danced in pairs to the latest swing 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
3 events @ The Grand with 3 upcoming dates starting on 13 May 2017

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

4 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

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
@South Place Hotel on Various dates

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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18 events @ 2 venues with 67 upcoming dates starting on 02 May 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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Oriole

408 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.

Splash the Cash £££
East London

Battersea Arts Centre

0 user reviews

Scratch Bar caters for a wide range of different moods. Serving both homemade lunch and dinner dishes, the venue's bar steals the limelight here, serving a range of fresh cocktails, craft beers and fine wines. If that wasn't enough, there are a number of cosy seating area for guests to unwind and relax in.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham
6 events @ 6 venues with 23 upcoming dates from 03 May 2017 until 27 Sep 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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Barrio Soho

61 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
@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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3 events @ 3 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2017 until 18 Jun 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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10 events @ 9 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 18 May 2017 until 05 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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The Escapologist

389 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

Renowned perfumer Rachel Vosper will be taking a break from her Belgravia Atelier to head to The Kensington for a candle making masterclass. The exclusive event includes Champagne and nibbles, as well as step by step instruction on making scented candles.

Classes, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Activity
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The London Cabaret Club

50 user reviews

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

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Inamo Covent Garden

9 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Unlimited Asian Tapas £28 per person 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

Ghastly Ghost Tour

2 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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10 events @ 7 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 17 May 2017 until 16 Aug 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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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

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

Fu Manchu Bar

34 user reviews

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

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham
4 events @ 2 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 21 May 2017 until 14 Sep 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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Where better to look for ghosts than a former gin palace and debtors prison? Taking place at The Viaduct Tavern, this evening will focus on the paranormal. Join a team of ghost hunters as they seek out the spirits using technology and a variety of methods.

Something A Little Different
City of London
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Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

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

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

If there's anything Little Nan can do, it's hook you up with something different to do in London. Little Nan is offering up her shop of Summer inspired partying to help you get over the Winter hump. Taking to a secret South London location underneath a Caribbean pub, Little Nan will be hosting her traditional spread of kitsch fun and vintage nonsense with a little tropicana infused fun thrown in. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Hen Party, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Peckham
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3 events @ The Camden Head with 3 upcoming dates starting on 17 May 2017

Looking for a unique London night out? Natural Born Storytellers invites you to share your best stories, your most memorable moments, and your most hilarious of happenings, on a range of different topics. They have set hosts, and members of the audience can get involved too. Got a story? Share it at this intriguing London event.

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Sunrise Yoga

13 user reviews
@Sky Garden on Various dates

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Classes, Daytime, Something A Little Different
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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

Simmons Fitzrovia

15 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

Head to the Islington Townhouse and take part in a fun language class revolving around all your favourite childhood board games. After first teaching each guest a few common, everyday phrases, the masterminds will then set up a few fun board games, all in Spanish. From Monopoly to Cluedo, this fun event is perfect for anyone looking to try something a bit different in London.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Classes, Something A Little Different, Activity, Date Night
Background Music
Angel
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The Walrus Room

25 user reviews

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

That's right ladies and gents, there's a party for dogs in London and everyone's invited. Join Goat DRINK this May in London as The Dogs Trust are throwing the ultimate pooch party. From cocktails for the owners down to treats for the dogs, there's a little something for all dog lovers here. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
House Music
Kensington
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The Schoolhouse

125 user reviews

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

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

The Exhibit

140 user reviews
The Exhibit
Unlimited Wine (Fri & Sat) and 5 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

Venn St. Records

5 user reviews

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

The Four Thieves

17 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

Roof East

2 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

Tired of clubs closing too early? Then this is the event for you; Down the Rabbit Hole is taking you on a psychedelic journey of glitter and bubbles in a secret East London location. Find the golden key to unlock the secret to an epic after hours party.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
East London
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This is an improv show like you’ve never experienced before! In this award-winning, critically acclaimed showdown, two teams will go head-to-head to try and out improv each other, all while competing against the ball-busting compere. And it’s all for one prize – your adoration and laughter.

Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Brixton
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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
@secret location to be announced two days before the event on Thursday 1 June 2017

You’ve probably never enjoyed a supper club like this before. The Tuna Underground sees New York chef Ryan Smith butcher a whole 100lb Big Eye tuna and serve it throughout the night in a series of modern and traditional styles. There’s also wine and sake pairings available at this exclusive sushi party, as well as a jazz trio keeping everyone entertained all night.

Food & Drink, Live Music, Pop-Up, VIP Party
Jazz
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SuperLyan

8 user reviews

It’s White Lyan’s pioneering approach to the art of cocktail curation that makes it one of the hottest properties in town. They’ve kicked any suggestions of ice, fruits and bottled brands to the kerb and instead conjure up something tasty using their own Mr Lyan spirits and fresh ingredients. Get the ball rolling with a Beeswax Old Fashioned and you'll quench your thirst for an unusual cocktail bar in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Aftermath The Game

1 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 ££
South London

Have you ever watched ‘All That Jazz’ and wanted to dance like Catherine Zeta-Jones? Well now’s your chance, as Drink Shop Do are hosting their very own Chicago Dance Class. Learn to booty pop, jazz hand and sip gin in the most seductive way possible, just like the stars in the musical.  

Something A Little Different, Classes, Activity, Hen Party
Latino
Kings Cross
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3 events @ The Artworks with 3 upcoming dates starting on 06 May 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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Operation Red Rocket

1 user reviews
@Rose Lipman Building on Various dates

Do you want to experience a retro-futuristic dining experience like no other? The year is 1965, and the British National Space Laboratory are ready to colonise Mars. You’ll have to undergo rigorous scientific testing, an international five-course tasting menu and cocktails – with some wonderful music added in – to see if you have what it takes.

Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
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!

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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Filling their venue with wonderful props, enchanting furniture and a few Mad Hatters, the team at Drink Shop Do have paired up with the team at Impossible Things Entertainment, serving a fairytale themed brunch that's sure to leave you full of nostalgia. With a number of great prizes and free shots to be won during their quiz, and bottomless Bloody Marys and glasses of champagne on offer until the early afternoon, this fun-loving brunch is perfect for anyone looking to try something a bit different this September.

Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Kings Cross
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Rolling back the clock to a time of flared trousers, hidden speakeasies and bustling dance halls, the team at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston offer their guests a brilliant way to spend their next Friday night in London. Perfect for those looking for something a little different, guests can first dance the charleston or do the lindy hop at a fun loving dance night, before watching a live band of jazz musicians fill the air with electric energy. 

Classes, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Jazz
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@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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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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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Taking place in The Brunel Museum's Grand Entrance, Russian Concerts will show case some of piano music's greatest work. The concert hall is an underground tunnel shaft, that will add to the atmosphere of the works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. 

Live Music, Date Night, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

12 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
@SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Various dates

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

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Activity, Walks & Tours
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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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Hand Of Glory

11 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
3 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 02 May 2017 until 31 May 2017

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

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

Happily Affordable ££
South London

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 Bat And Ball

98 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

Magic Roundabout

104 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
@Master Shipwrights Palace on Saturday 27 May 2017

For the third year in a row, Unamplifire is bringing the sound of unplugged music to you. The festival takes place in the 17th Century Master Shipwrights Palace on the banks of the River Thames, where the bands will play without the help of speakers or microphones. Just great music from the finest artists in the UK in one intimate festival.

Festival, Live Music
Live Music
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1 events @ The Grand with 1 upcoming dates starting on 26 May 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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8 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 386 upcoming dates starting on 30 Apr 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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Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

24 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

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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2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 May 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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The Underground Supper Club brings you dining with a difference, as you won’t be sat in someone’s house or in a cordoned off section of the restaurant – you’ll be in a decommissioned 1967 London Underground carriage. For the spring and summer, guests will be treated to three delicious courses, with the main focusing on a beautiful BBQ dish supplied from Smithfield Market.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Walthamstow
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A Moroccan wonderland of belly dancing babes, Arabian entertainments and fragrant foods is what Kenza is all about. Take a seat on their plump, metallic cushions and experience a palate of Middle Eastern delights at this quirky restaurant in London. With classic Lebanese food and a dedicated cocktail lounge, you are guaranteed to leave this restaurant with a stomach full of great flavours and a smile etched across your face.. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Located in West London, The Kensington Roof Gardens is a must-see London attraction. Luckily, they are hosting an amazing Venetian Ball; head to the swanky spot to drink cocktails, dance to live music and watch entertainment which includes stilt walkers and acrobats.

Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Clubbing
Party Mash Up
Kensington
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1 events @ Sheraton Grand (5 star) with 9 upcoming dates from 05 May 2017 until 30 Jun 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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2 events @ 2 venues with 2 upcoming dates starting on 16 Jun 2017

Cinema will never be the same as Nightspot pops up in quirky venues around London. The unique film events screen classics such as Jackie Brown and Purple Rain, before throwing a huge after-party inspired by the musical themes of the movie.

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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 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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If you go down to the woods today, you might just run into one of Pandemonium Theatre's spectacular productions. The group are staging their take on the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers in Stoke Newington cemetery Abney park.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
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Bobby Fitzpatrick

39 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

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