Cool And Quirky Events In London 2022

Forget small talk over your dinner date or blowing candles out with anything less than a glitter-filled brunch, because London is bringing the biggest and the kookiest parties to your proceedings. We've visited London's wackiest and weirdest spots, had a nosy at alternative nightlife, and sourced secret pop-ups to bring you a list of cool and quirky things to do. Whether you want cabaret, immersive supper clubs, or off-kilter theatre, this list will make sure that no London night out is ever normal again. 

Last updated on 24th December 2021

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

672 user reviews 4

For an afternoon full of delicious cocktails and even better Southern-inspired food, head to the Hip Hop Brunch, an event that'll completely change the way you see lazy Saturday afternoons. Alongside an amazing dining experience, guests will have the chance to unwind to the sound of their favourite urban tracks and even practice spitting lyrics in a Hip Hop Karaoke session. As fun-loving events go, this is definitely near the top of the list.  

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3899 user reviews 4

Looking for something a bit different in the city? Well then, how does a ball-pit bar sound? One of London's most sought after activities, Ballie Ballerson are leaders when it comes to an unusual night out with cocktails and antics aplenty at their Shoreditch location.

Garage Brunch

669 user reviews 4

Celebrate the best in UK garage as Garage Brunch touches down in London for another summer of epic celebrations. Serving up delicious breakfast dishes along with bottomless drinks, a banging soundtrack and live appearances, it's a must for garage-lovers. 

  The Murdér Express

1130 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 30th December 2021

If you're looking for something a little different in London, look no further than a journey aboard The Murdér Express. Expect an evening of immersive luxury dining, where you'll need to help the detective solve a horrific crime - before the clock runs out and the train arrives in the French town of 'Murdér'.

Head to Hackney where this fully immersive cocktail masterclass is teaching you the basics of molecular mixology across an hour and 45 minutes of action. Don your hazmat suits though, because things could get messy.

Prison isn't too bad when you've got cocktails. Sneak your favourite bottle of alcohol into this high-security prison and one of the inmates will shake you up something special. But in this immersive drinking experience, you better not get caught.

The 90's Brunch

228 user reviews 3

Promising an off-the-chain daytime event of nostalgic merriment, The 90s Brunch gang invite you to Be Dope, Be Awesome for their retro-themed party. To start with there's to be an hour of bottomless Mimosas, as well as a delicious spread of 90s inspired grub served in sharing platter style. There's a full-on 90s dress up box, a playlist of the most poppin' classics from the decade and prizes for the winner of the lip-sync battles.


80 user reviews 3

It's time to add a big old dose of disco to your brunching habits. The hottest new monthly event to take over London is this party event that pops up in a secret location each time, bringing with it bottomless cocktails, disco tunes and plenty of fun.

The London Cabaret Club

310 user reviews 4

You haven't seen Cabaret like this before – The London Cabaret Club dives into the rich cultural history of Britain to present a night of sophisticated live entertainment. From shows about the nature of London to the a celebration of British musical history, these original shows are memorable experiences, and all take place while you dine on delicious food.

Take in the sights of London from this Tobacco Dock rooftop bar that brings you quirky games such as croquet and petanque, alongside booths, booze and stunning views during the warmer months, while winter is all about igloos, hot cocktails and sundown shenanigans.

Trapeze Bar

79 user reviews 3

Offering some of the most unique events in Shoreditch, Trapeze Bar is back with a lineup of incredible entertainment throughout the spring and summer. Get ready for bottomless brunching, Thursday evening circus and proper club nights from the East London haunt.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

260 user reviews 5

Step outside the ordinary and into London's quirky nightlife scene with an evening at Blingo. The event will be bringing you a jam-packed night of humorous bingo, epic dance offs and lip sync battles, all to the tune of RnB bangers.

Discounts available on certain events

Head down to Vauxhall this summer where they'll be hosting a huge lineup of cool and quirky events. From Euro 2021 screenings and drag brunches to quiz nights and bingo bonanzas, there's something for every type of night.

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Friday 21st January 2022

Combining escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mysteries into one, The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is a fun and unforgettable event at Catford's Ninth Life. Enjoy an action-packed 80 minutes that'll have you meeting Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and cracking clues. 

The Bermondsey Bierkeller

14 user reviews 5

Offering you something a little bit different on your night out, The Bermondsey Bierkeller hosts brilliant themed events, like their Oktoberfest parties and ABBA lunches. You can expect top-quality live acts, plus tasty food and drinks,

Plant Based Events Co

24 user reviews 4

Heading to venues across the city to combine food and music, Plant Based Events Co has all the ingredients for cracking nights out. Tunes will be delivered by the likes of Rebel Clash, with hot and tasty grub dished up by top plant-based restaurants, such as Sun Kissed Plates.

  Waterloo Hidden Jazz Club

123 user reviews 5

@ The Vaults Theatre on Various dates from Thursday 30th December 2021

A must for lovers of all things ska and sway, Waterloo Hidden Jazz Club is a hot London event that'll have you listening to incredible live music from award-winning performers. Hidden underneath a railway arch, the experience is brilliant for those of you looking for quirky date night ideas.

Live Band Karaoke!

16 user reviews 5

Ever wanted to be a rockstar for the night? Now's your chance. Live Band Karaoke is taking over venues across the city to bring you a night of singing and dancing to all of your favourite tunes, with a live band to back you up as you channel your inner Mick Jagger.

Get well and truly into the spirit of Christmas with a trip to Jimmy's Snow Globes and The Refuge this winter. Whether you choose to host a group of mates in your own private pod or swoon with your partner over steaming bowls of fondue un a ski chalet, let this be your first port of call. 

London Shuffle Club

739 user reviews 5

It's time to shuffle. Yes, that's right. Because London Shuffle Club's lanes are waiting for your group to head on down. Enjoy a big group bash at one of their bottomless brunches, complete with sourdough pizza, free-flowing booze and plenty of competitive action.

Looking to do something cool and quirky in London? Winterland is giving you everything you need from epic bottomless brunches to fab James Bond-themed events and the cosiest of pop-ups with alpine-themed lodges.

@ Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 30th December 2021 and 4 other dates

Bored of the same ol' things to do? Well, Shit-faced is back with their hilarious take on Dickens' Christmas classic with A Pissedmas Carol. Roll on the floor with laughter as you watch a performer fluff-up their lines each night. They apologise in advance for the terrible dance moves.

@ Bourne & Hollingsworth on Tuesday 25th January 2022

Celebrate the life of Robert Burns in true Scottish style over at Bourne & Hollingsworth. The Farringdon hotspot will be going all out, serving up fantastic five-course dinners and a great selection of cocktails and whiskies. For entertainment? Poetry recitals, a ceilidh and so much more.

Lost Boys Pizza

83 user reviews 5

Vampire-themed Camden restaurant Lost Boys Pizza have a reputation for hosting some of London's most weird and wonderful events. Swing by this summer to chow down charcoal slices while enjoy tequila cocktail masterclasses, midnight film screenings and more.

Dabbers Bingo

108 user reviews 4

Looking for cool and quirky events in the capital? Dabbers is doing the lord's work and throwing some of the best bingo parties in London - think crazy challenges, hilarious hosts and the chance to win some very slick prizes.

A night of

104 user reviews 4

From Lauryn Hill to Marvin Gaye, this series of live music events brings together some of the finest musicians to pay tribute to some of history's greatest artists and genres.

Top Secret Comedy Club

233 user reviews 5

Promising some of the hottest acts on the circuit and the freshest names in comedy, the Top Secret Comedy club is all about big laughs, cheap drinks and entry prices that won't break the bank. Only those in the know can get tickets (consider yourself in the know as of now), and the event takes place from their 'top secret' hideaway on Drury Lane. Just keep it schtum, okay?

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

295 user reviews 5

Raucous fun from the first minute, Sounds Familiar is more of a rowdy disco than a pub quiz. There's no need for sneaky Wikipedia checks on your smartphone here, your task is to identify the name and artist of famous songs instead. You'll be up on the tables, dancing and belting out the tunes in no time at all.


108 user reviews 4

Taking over the wild members' club The King's Head, Gin House Burlesque is a night of fun and tantalising performances. The twisty turny club is transformed by seductive and intimate performances by old-school show girls who are bringing the glamour to East London.

The Big Bakes

1267 user reviews 5

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event revolving around yeast-based fun. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals...  Will you rise above the rest or crumble under the pressure?

It's big, it's messy and it's hella fun; this is one of London's best club nights and it's bringing a whole host of mad events. Join Supa Dupa Fly as they host their legendary RnB night across some of the city's best venues.


246 user reviews 4

Offering some of the most cool and quirky events in London, Aeronaut brings you some of the kookiest goings-on. From mad cabaret to stunning circus and comedy brunches, there's always something fun happening at this great Acton bar.

Bashment Brunch

52 user reviews 4

One of the best cool and quirky events in London has to be Bashment Brunch, which takes over secret London locations for epic Carnival-style parties. Up your bottomless brunch game by heading to one of their weekend celebrations, which promises rum punch and Caribbean eats aplenty.

Flight Club

513 user reviews 5

Flight Club have unique down to an art. Not only can you expect fairground interiors that light up the space, complete with rocking horses and littered in lights, join them for interactive darts games like never before alongside pizzas and trophy cocktails.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Ditch the usual and make your way to the Thames, where one of London's most unique experiences awaits. With a 50-minute guided speed tour along the river, you'll be gazing at the city's most iconic sights, set to a banging soundtrack with drinks from London Cocktail Club.

Electric Shuffle

38 user reviews 5

Not your standard boozy brunch, Electric Shuffle's take on our favourite weekend pastime pairs pizza and prosecco with plenty of shuffleboard action. On top of that, there's live music providing the soundtrack to a lively afternoon alongside unique industrial and neon interiors.

Hyper Reality

114 user reviews 5

Escape the chill this January and immerse yourself in this undeniable cool and quirky experience at Hyper Reality. You'll get an exclusive two-hour all-access pass where you'll discover new worlds, ride rollercoasters and chase scores, with hearty refreshments afterwards.

Looking for some of the best crazy golf in London? Taking to venues across the capital, Plonk is promising hole-after-hole of quirky courses and day-glo fun. And the best part? Their Camden and London Fields locations are letting you bring your own booze.

  The Candlelight Club

406 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 31st December 2021

Looking for quirky things to do in London? Well then, The Candlelight Club is the place for you. A Prohibition-themed party immersing you in all things Gatsby-esque, this chestnut is keeping you on your toes, only revealing its secret location days before the actual event.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 7th January 2022 and 3 other Fridays

One of London's most incredible immersive experiences, this War of The Worlds themed event will see you crawling, sliding and diving through 24 individual scenes, coming face to face with a Martian invasion and escaping on a rocket to Mars, with VR tech and live actors bringing you closer to the action than ever before.

Locked in a Room

1 user review 5

A mad scientist has been acting more suspiciously than usual and it's up to you to discover what's really going on... Join ExCeL in one of their 13 custom built escape rooms that throw you into various scenarios that will challenge and engage you and your group.