Fun Things to Do in London

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World-class galleries and museums, beautiful parks, a plethora of immersive experiences and escape rooms, incredible restaurants cooking food from across the globe, cool shops and boutiques, a whole host of performing arts and music venues….London’s not exactly short on fun things to do (there’s loads of them that don’t even cost any money). But what about the weird and wonderful, the unexpected and the unusual? The city’s got you covered there too. There are a ton of fun things to do in London that are also a little out of the ordinary, so you’ll be able to impress your mates and show off on date night with ease.

Karaoke at Lucky Voice

Karaoke is without a doubt one of the *most* fun things you can possibly do. And when it comes to karaoke in London, Lucky Voice is an absolute no-brainer. With state-of-the-art private karaoke rooms, over 11,000 songs to choose from (and the option to make a playlist before you arrive), delicious themed cocktails and an extensive food menu, a good time is 100% guaranteed at Lucky Voice. Plus, the group has plenty of karaoke venues dotted all across town, including Holborn, Islington, Liverpool Street, Soho and Waterloo (the newest addition), so you’ll never have to travel too far to start singing your heart out.

A private karaoke room with neon lights and a disco ball

Floating Hot Tubs and BBQ Boats

If you fancy sailing round West India Quay in style, you probably couldn’t do any better than this. Skuna Boats offers you the chance to cruise around in your very own wood-fired hot tub or BBQ boat. You can take your own alcohol to get boozy on board AND with up to 7 friends to a tub (and more round the BBQ) this is defo a step up from your usual river cruise.

Go City London

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Whether you wanna take in the view from The Shard, soak up some history at Hampton Court Palace or immerse yourself in art at Frameless, you can do it all – and then some – with Go City. Not only does the digital pass get you access to over 100 London attractions (including the London Eye and Merlin attractions), you can save up to 50% on the ticket prices, so you can enjoy even more of the fun things to do in London. Pick the pass that’s right for you, pay one price and then go, go, go to all the sights you handle.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventures

Are you a fan of heights? Well you better be to take on this adventure. Located in the grounds of Alexandra Palace, you’ll be able to reach heights of 12 metres as you make your way through the aerial challenge that includes high-speed zips, free-fall tarzan swings and a 46f plummet. Yes this will test you physically and mentally. Balance is key people. Spend three hours making your way from start to finish and we can promise you this will be an experience you talk about for weeks.

The Crystal Maze

If you grew up in the 90s it was probably your dream to play the Crystal Maze and now you can. Expect lasers, barrels, blinding masks and tricky puzzles in four zones; Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic. And of course THE Crystal Dome. Mumsie would be proud.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

For any of you that have been to Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities you’ll know it’s quite the err…curious place. If you haven’t, let us elaborate. Hackney’s world famous emporium of bizarre collectables houses everything from mummified skeletons and taxidermy to human hair and voodoo artefacts. And once you’ve explored all the weird and wonderful exhibits, you can kick back with an absinthe or two at the parlour bar.

Ride the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

Taking you from top to bottom in 40 seconds, the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide will have you hitting speeds of up to 15mph. Standing at 178m tall it’s the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide, and even has a corkscrew – it’s really not for the faint hearted.

Go for a dip at the AIRE Ancient Baths

AIRE Ancient Baths, which creates a modern version of thermal baths in restored historical buildings, has opened its first London site inside an 18th century building in Charing Cross (which also used to be the home of Peter Pan author J.M Barrie). Inspired by the Greek, Roman and Ottoman traditions of bathing, the 14,000 sq ft baths feature a series of pools including the Tepidarium (36º), the Caldarium (40º) and the Frigidarium (14º) as well as a jet bath, a steam bath and a salt bath, made extra zen with candlelight and soothing music.

Horse Riding in Hyde Park

Saddle up and see Hyde Park from a whole new viewpoint. Hyde Park Stables in Connaught Village is one of the last standing mews with horses in Central London offering a range of rides both in the park and by the Serpentine, suitable for all levels of experience.

Urban Axe Throwing

If you need a new way to release some stress – and practice your aim at the same time – then give axe throwing a go. Sling axes side by side with your friends and colleagues to see who can hit those all important bullseyes. It’s mighty satisfying.

Explore the garden at Buckingham Palace

If you’ve always wanted to have a nosy around the Queen’s backyard, you can in the summer as Buckingham Palace and its Garden opens for visitors. You’ll be able to take a self-guided tour through the garden that will take you past the 156-metre herbaceous border, plane trees planted by Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, and views of the 3.5 acre lake and its island. You can spend your time checking out the variety of flora and fauna or you can have a picnic on the lawn and pretend you live in a palace.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

There’s life drawing and then there’s neon life drawing. Neon Naked offers a unique spin on the traditional form of life drawing by using vibrant and bold living sculptures (and neon paint obvs), so you’ll come away with more interesting and creative artworks.

Midnight Apothecary at The Brunel Museum

Built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc Brunel, the Thames Tunnel was the first tunnel under a river in the world. Now the site is home to the Brunel Museum, which hosts concerts and talks in the Grand Entrance Hall (which was the world’s first underground theatre), and has a rooftop bar, Midnight Apothecary, where you can drink cocktails made from foraged ingredients around a campfire.

GoBoat down Regent’s Canal

Captain your very own ship – well small electric boat – and take in the sights of Little Venice, Regent’s Park and London Zoo as you cruise down the canal. You don’t need any experience as full instructions are provided, so all you have to do is load up with a picnic and hop on board (you can even bring your dog along for the ride).