Activities Days Out Ideas London

Quirky Things to do in London

Written by Chloe Penn

Let’s explore some of London’s hidden gems,
There’s many unknown places along the Thames!
Try something new for your next big day out,
 You’ll love it so much you’ll want to scream and shout!

The Balloon Museum

This fun inflatable experience is now in London! Become immersed in a living art exhibition where you’re surrounded by balloons, lights, music, and a giant ball pits! This attraction is an imaginative world for little ones, but adults will enjoy it just as much as they reconnect with their childhood. Find out more.

Babylon Park

Babylon Park is galactic indoor theme park with endless entertainment, games, rides and more. The park is packed with activities for all ages, with everything from an indoor roller-coaster, to axe throwing, virtual reality, arcade games, play areas, and a load more! Find out more.

Bubble Planet

Step into an immersive and colourful experience in the heart of London at Bubble Planet, the most Instagrammable location ever! All 5 of your senses will be awakened as you explore the fantastical landscapes of this vibrant experience. Find out more.

Lift 109

Battersea Power Station’s new attraction will take you 109 metres to the top of the chimney where you can enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of London. Before your journey up into the skies, you’ll get to explore a mesmerizing exhibition all about Battersea Power Station’s rich heritage, architecture, and presence in popular culture. Find out more.

Twist Museum

This interactive space explores science and art in an engaging and exciting way through a series of immersive exhibition rooms to explore. Your perception will be warped and challenged with optical illusions that you not only see, but experience! Find out more.

Monopoly Lifesized

Everyone’s favourite but most argued about board game has its very own immersive experience where groups can play at full scale! Compete against friends and family to win the challenge and own it all! This amazing experience transforms Monopoly into real life space where all the iconic locations and elements of the game are up-scaled! Find out more.


The ultimate virtual reality experience can be found in Hackney, or London Victoria with 16 unique VR experiences you’ll be totally immersed in new worlds. Enjoy action packed multiplayer games, tranquil escapes in paradise, and much more at the world’s most immersive VR experience. The highlight is definitely the David Attenborough Experience! Find out more.

Gods Own Junkyard

This neon paradise is a hidden gem of London. Check out this incredible 360° tour! A vibrant wonderland full of stunning lights, props and trinkets make this cluttered warehouse a fascinating place to explore. There is something to look at in every singe inch of the building. Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot some old props from iconic films! Find out more.

To Home From London

London’s most unique souvenir shop is a must visit if you’re a tourist looking for something memorable and not just another fridge magnet! Pick up beautifully hand painted gifts and souvenirs with quirky designs, and if you spot a design you like they’ll even cook you pancakes with it on while you shop! Find out more.

Ballie Ballerson

This one’s for the adults! Childhood nostalgia blended with signature cocktails and a huge ball pit, could you possibly want more? This is certainly a fun one to have on the to-do list for your next London trip or mum’s night out! Find out more.


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Enjoy an immersive art experience like no other at Frameless! With 42 masterpieces and 4 galleries showcasing the world’s greatest art, this sensory experience is presented in a way you have never seen before. Using award-winning technology, be surrounded by iconic masterpieces on screens from some of the world’s greatest artists; Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dali, Van Gogh, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Klimt to name but a few. Book here.

House of Minalima

This is the perfect day out for any Harry Potter fan. Go behind the scenes of the beloved films and see all of the world of the incredible designers of the Wizarding World’s graphics with everything from The Marauder’s Map to the wanted posters! House of MinaLima showcases their entire treasury of graphic works offering a narrative environment for the designs of the Harry Potter franchise, and you can even shop for prints and merchandise of your favourite works. Find out more.

Dino Snores

Dino Snores will transport you back to the prehistoric age at The Natural History Museum with fun activities and lots to see! Little explorers can investigate the museum by torchlight at an incredibly unique sleepover they will never forget, this is a must-do for dinosaur lovers and adventurers! Keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale as this is the biggest even of the summer! Find out more.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

If you’re looking for a spooky but fascinating day out, this museum will guarantee that! This tiny space is filled with all things weird and wonderful with everything from a collection of mystical creatures to artworks made of human hair! Take a look around and you’ll certainly see something you’ve never seen before at this modern and morbid collection of curiosities in the heart of London. Find out more.

The Postal Museum

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Go behind the scenes and discover the fascinating history of the postal service at The Postal Museum as you ride through the tunnels of the Mail Rail, and explore exhibitions packed with history, exciting stories and interactive displays. This fantastic museum will take you by surprise as it’s a great hands-on activity for little ones, and the mail rail ride is a highlight! Book here.

Sky Garden

See the best views in London both out the window and where you stand! London’s highest public garden with a 360 degree view of the city is a hidden paradise and a great place to spend an afternoon relaxing. Enjoy lush greenery, exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace, plus free entry! Find out more. 

Gorilla Circus

If you fee like trying something totally new and challenging, this is the one for you! Soar through the air on your first ever flying trapeze lesson with a friendly qualified instructor, a group of other beginners, and a safety net! Check out this fantastic blog on the whole process. You’ll be taken through techniques, safety, and training before learning your very own trick as you twirl through the air landing safely within the net! Find out more.

WeJam, London

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Ever wondered if your family would make it as a rock band? At WeJam you can find out if you have what it takes! Rock out at the world’s only immersive recording studio with real instruments and technology. Just pick your song and follow along. Everybody gets a score on their performance meaning families can compete. Plus take home your recording at the end of the day! Book here.

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