Regularly I find myself asked for tips of things to do in London, many Londoners surprised by the quantity of new and cool things to see and do (and occasionally, drink) that are popping up across the capital. Most things include drink now I think about it.
It’s certainly true that there’s no end of London attractions to tick off; the Natural History Museum, Tower of London and Madame Tussauds but to name a few, but I figure you haven’t clicked on this expectantly to be presented with things you could easily find in Auntie Gloria’s well-thumbed guidebook to London. No, you want your snazzy socks blown off, the kind of hipster alternative hangouts that you see on your slightly-cooler friend’s Instagram feed – well, look no further you lucky devil, here’s my alternative list of top things to do in London!
Swingers Crazy Golf
What do you get when you combine awesome street food, amazing drinks and crazy golf? That’s right, a hell of a good time! We love Swingers Crazy Golf London and thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit, lots of silliness and shenanigans late into the night with tasty food and delicious cocktails! Don’t miss our review…
Roof East Batting Cages
Arguably the most fun you can have on a rooftop with your clothes on, Roof East is in the heart of Stratford, boasting a rooftop cinema, crazy golf, hip-hop inspired lawn bowls, a roller disco and top street food options, plus a bar. Best of all though is Sluggers, their batting cages, custom-built baseball batting nets. They’re great fun, awesome to hire for short stints and take turns as a couple or with big groups.
London Routemaster Bus Afternoon Tea
A delicious afternoon tea and a charming and iconic vintage London Routemaster bus, driving around London – we recently reviewed the London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, and we think you will too. It’s different and it’s quirky.
Darts at London Flight Club
Flight Club is AWESOME.
I’ve never been one for darts, but add in some great cocktails, a buzzing atmosphere and some sharp flying objects, and you’re onto a real winner! It was surprising how quickly I picked up darts when we got going, and the games played were hugely enjoyable. This is a great couples and group event for sure.
London Helicopter Sightseeing Flight
Okay, this one is maybe a little on the more ostentatious side of things to do in London with prices starting at £150pp, but what an incredible experience it is seeing the capital from this unique (and rather rock-star) perspective. It’s a blast.
London Rooftop Bars
Who doesn’t love sipping a glass of bubbly or a delicious cocktail with striking views of London? We’ve (literally) gone to town in assembling our favourite rooftop bars across the capital, guaranteed to provide an awesome and memorable night!
Dining in the dark at Dans Le Noir
Dining in absolute darkness and served by a visually impaired waiter certainly does concentrate the mind – and senses! This experience is mind-boggling, more than a restaurant and something we hugely recommend.
London Treasure Hunt
Follow a trail of clues that are sent one-by-one to your mobile phone, crack the secret and explore London along the way. This is a unique way to explore London over 2-4 hours, with a number of different themed trails available.
BallieBallerson Adult Ball Pit
A venue in Dalston with over 200,000 plastic balls over two floors to explore and dive into, whilst DJs and cool retro cocktails promise a good night and adult-only affair. This is a great laugh; when else can you legitimately enjoy a ball-pit as an adult?!
London Shuffle Club
This is a seasonal one, so you best get your skates on – but for summer 2017 (until the 9th September 2017), look no further for your shuffleboard needs!
With food from the London Pizza Club, DJs providing some awesome tunes, plenty of cocktails and (of course) shuffleboard, The London Shuffle Club is a great evening.
London Post Office Railway
New in September 2017, Ride Mail Rail is London’s newest attraction; twenty minutes of immersive underground exploration on the historic (and often forgotten about) historic Royal Mail underground miniature train.
Chances are you probably haven’t done anything like this, descending into the former engineering depot of the Mail Rail, the one hundred-year-old railway looks both epic and spooky. Tickets are already on sale and can be booked on the Mail Rail website. We can’t wait for this one to open and will be there with bells on.
Free drinks in London!
So, you’re in London and you’ve worked yourself up a thirst; it would be rude not to enjoy a cocktail with friends or that special person in your life, no? Well, we’ve got you covered at TwoMenAboutTown; we’ve teamed up with our friends at DRINKI, to offer our readers a drink on the house (yeah, really!), plus plenty of exciting offers and promotions! Just check out the article in the link below and use the DRINKI app with our unique code and enjoy your free drink. Enjoy!
Bounce London Ping Pong
Bounce, Europe’s largest ‘Social Ping Pong Club’ (that’s a bar with lots of table tennis in it to you and I) is an awesome night out; with great food (omg, the pizza…!) and drink, the atmosphere in Bounce is electric. It’s thriving and hugely fun, even if you’re fairly hopeless at ping pong.
Things to do in London
That’s all for now, but come back soon to see our much-loved restaurants and hotel collections in London; don’t miss our stays at The Grosvenor or CitizenM in the interim whilst we pop our collection together!
Hopefully this post has perhaps inspired some ideas of quirky or alternative things to do in London, we certainly had a blast putting it together!