Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London

London is an awesome city. I already presented you 5 interesting facts about the Tower Bridge in London, UK you probably didn’t know and London seen from the airplane. Plus, there are 25 Free Things to do in London that you shouldn’t miss on your visit here. Today, I’m inviting you to discover 5 Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London as presented by Sarah from Not Another Travel Blog and included in the Curiosities series on this blog.

Chances are that if you’re planning a trip to London and it’s not your first time in the city, you’ll have ticked off a lot of the main highlights. You’ve probably checked out Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, seen Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, marvelled at Big Ben and perhaps even been on the London Eye. All of these are brilliant things to do on any London visit, but we wanted to share some of the more quirky and unusual things you can do in the big smoke.

London is a vast and diverse city so whatever your interests there’s sure to be something off the beaten track that you’ll enjoy discovering. Here are our five favourites.

Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London

1 – Take A Walking Tour With a Difference

There are a couple of unusual walking tours that we would highly recommend if you’re looking for something different.

For starters, why not try the London Loo Tour? Yes that’s right, you can actually take a guided walking tour of the most famous toilets in London. This is a brilliant way to discover the city from a whole new perspective and the tour guides are experts in the history of London. You’ll see famous lavatories like the one which ascends out of the pavement as night falls and one frequented by Oscar Wilde in Victorian times.

London Loo Tour - Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London
London Loo Tour

Another brilliant walking tour is a Jack the Ripper tour, where you can discover East London by night. This will tell you all about Jack the Ripper and the terrible crimes he committed, as well as giving a fascinating insight into this part of the city.

2 – Visit a Secret Speakeasy

The revival of secret ‘speakeasy’ style bars has happened across the US and Europe but nowhere does this better than London. There are a lot of brilliantly styled bars to choose from – we love Callooh Callay and The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town for great cocktails and a unique atmosphere.

3 – Dine in the Dark

Started to support charities for the blind and to share the experience of what it’s like to be visually impaired, this is a restaurant with a difference. At Dans le Noir you’ll be asked to select a menu and to detail any food you can’t eat before you’re taken into a restaurant that is quite literally pitch black. Completely in the dark you’ll need to navigate a delicious meal with no vision whatsoever. We can’t promise it’ll be an entirely comfortable experience but it’s incredibly interesting and well worth trying at least once.

Dans le noir lockers - Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London
Dans le noir lockers

4 – Have Brunch At A City Farm

Yup, in the middle of Hackney you’ll find Hackney city farm. A small farm with all the cute animals you’d expect to find, it’s definitely a shock to discover this in the midst of the London. Animal lovers can enjoy a delicious brunch at the onsite cafe whilst feeling like they’re a million miles away from the city.

5 – Explore London’s Markets

London has plenty of markets to explore and this is one of the most fun ways to discover different parts of the city. From Borough Market with it’s delicious food and drink to Portobello Road Market with antiques and vintage clothing there’s a market to suit everyone. For something a bit more alternative visit the famous Camden Market and enjoy a drink at Camden lock, whilst for the most instagrammable market spot in the city try the Colombia Road Flower Market.

London flowers - Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London
London flowers

Best of all, most of these fun and quirky things to do on your trip to London are either free or cheap, so you can even enjoy them if you’re travelling on a budget. They’re also accessible from the city centre by bus, tube or taxi so it’s easy to reach them whatever your preferred mode of transport.

Apple Market - Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London
Apple Market

About the author:

Sarah is currently travelling the world with her partner, Rob. Together they’ve been to 40+ countries and write about their adventures over on their blog – Not Another Travel Blog – where you can find everything from itineraries and tips to reviews and recommendations. Follow them on Pinterest, instagram, and Twitter as well.

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53 thoughts on “Quirky and Fun Things to Do in London

  • 24 July, 2017 at 02:49
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    Those all sound like fun things to do! My sister was just in London and absolutely LOVED it.

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 04:45
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    I love this! I’ve been to London a couple of times, and I’ve done the classic touristy things. I’ve been looking for some interesting things to do on our next trip.

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 04:56
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    Thanks for sharing these ideas. I always love to see the more unique spots a city has to offer whenever I travel. I’m bookmarking this.

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 11:50
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    These all sound like great options. Visiting London has been at the top of my list for a while. When I finally get the chance to go I will make sure to check out a secret speakeasy.

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 16:24
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    They have such fun and interesting options haha. A tour of toilets and eating in the dark?! I love it!

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 22:05
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    It sounds like there are a lot of unique things to do in London. Hackney City Farm and the London Markets would definitely be on my must visit list.

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  • 24 July, 2017 at 23:27
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    I had no idea there was so much fun and quirky things to do in London. Now I want to go there, such neat things to check out in London. I know it sounds like a lovely place but who knew there were such neat things beyond what everyone else discusses to see there! Thanks.

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  • 25 July, 2017 at 00:58
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    I’ve been to London a couple of times and it’s always been fun. These are some great things I’d love to try next time I’m in town.

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    I love little Speakeasys. I will pin this for the futuee.

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    Dining in the dark would be a good experience. It would make us aware of the challenges a blind person faces every day. I will try this the next time we are in London.

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    I love this post and the photos. We are dying to get to London!

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