London is one of the most popular destinations in the world, attracting around 30 million international visitors every year.
If you’ve been to London before, you’ll understand why it’s such an attractive destination. From shopping streets full of latest trends to fine dining, spectacular theater shows to breath-taking historical landmarks, London has it all.
But if you’re looking for London experiences that are a little more unique, under-the-radar or just plain naughty, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re in a mood to get kinky, go wild, indulge yourself or jump in at the deep end, here are some fun things to do in London for those living on the edge.
1. Make Your Own Latex Outfit
Alternative things to do in London don’t get much more unique than the latex workshops run by Club Hub in Hackney.
Here, you’ll learn how to design and make your own slinky spank-worthy costume for guaranteed giggles, as well as lots of fun later when you get to try them out!
Choose between group workshops or a one-to-one session with you and your partner, where all participants get to make an outfit and accessories to match.
2. Visit God’s Own Junkyard
If you’ve been to all the major galleries and are looking for more unusual places to visit in London, God’s Own Junkyard more than fits the bill.
Curated by neon artist Marcus Bracey, GOJY showcases his personal collection of neon signs taken from ’60s sex clubs, movie sets and everywhere in between. The result is a kaleidoscopic mix that makes for a seriously Instagram-worthy backdrop – think your teenage daughter’s color-changing cinema lightbox multiplied by a million.
3. Indulge at the Chocolate Show
Although the dates for the 2019 show have yet to be decided, the Chocolate Show at London’s Olympia is a must-visit for chocolate lovers.
The show is set to include tasting rooms, pastry workshops, chocolate sculptures and many more delicious delights that are sure to satisfy even the most intense sweet cravings. This is one event that is more than worth ditching the diet for!
4. Spice Up Your Sex Life
Lack of intimacy and a failure to connect sexually are among the most common relationship problems.
If you and your partner are up for some sex education while you’re in London, Coco de Mere has a range of workshops to teach you everything you need to know to help spice things up in the bedroom.
These ‘Salons in the Art of Seduction’ include learning about rope bondage, the art of female pleasure, spanking or, ahem, ‘playing the flute’.
5. Spend the Night in the 210th Suite
This collaboration between My Hotel and erotic lifestyle brand 210th promises couples an extra naughty experience during their overnight stay. The luxurious suite includes arousing goodies and toys for you and your partner to try, as well as ‘erotic assignments’ for you to complete.
But, if you’re riding solo in London, there’s no reason you can’t join in the fun with a new companion. If you’re keen, find more info here to learn why London escorts are said to be the best.
6. Ride the Rapids
If you’d prefer something more action-packed, head to Lee Valley White Water Center to ride the rapids.
At this London 2012 Olympic Games venue, you can enjoy adrenaline-pumping water sports such as hydrospeeding, white-water rafting, and kayaking right in the heart of the city. Exhilarating!
7. Sleep with the Lions
While you might have already been to London Zoo, you might not know that you can have a sleepover there at the Gir Lion Lodge.
Experience the feeling of being a real-life Mowgli for the night by bedding down next to the lion enclosure. We can’t promise you’ll get a great night’s sleep but dinner and breakfast are included in your stay so you won’t go hungry at least.
And the experience also includes private guided tours of the zoo after hours for plenty of crowd-free animal-spotting opportunities.
8. Dine in Darkness
While there are endless numbers of fine restaurants in the UK capital, if you’re looking for cool things to do in London at dinner time, you might enjoy the unique experience of Dans le Noir?
Like similar dark restaurants around the world, Dans le Noir? allows diners to re-evaluate their approach to eating within a pitch black restaurant setting. With a mystery menu and without your sight to guide you, your focus will be on the taste, smell and texture of the food.
9. Enjoy a Burlesque Show
Enjoy a night of opulence and risqué entertainment in a great party atmosphere at one of London’s many burlesque clubs.
The London burlesque scene is thriving right now, promising plenty of comedy, cabaret, magic and scintillating performances for your ultimate viewing pleasure.
Some of the best shows around the city include Proud, High Tea and Tease, Gin-House Burlesque and The Crass Menagerie.
10. Try Out the Flying Trapeze
If you ever dreamed of running away to the circus, now’s your chance!
The Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School holds two-hour teaching sessions at both Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens throughout the summer months.
As one of the most unique things to do in London, these classes allow you to learn leaps and catches from expert acrobats, just as Carrie Bradshaw did in the ‘Sex and the City’ episode, ‘The Catch’.
Then, once you’ve mastered the basic moves, you can move onto more advanced sessions where you’ll learn more swinging techniques and impressive tricks.
Fun Things to Do in London
As these fun things to do in London show, there’s much more to the city than palaces, parks, and museums.
Whether you’re up for water sports, spanking lessons or something to indulge your taste buds, you’re sure to find plenty to tickle your fancy in the UK capital!
And, if these London experiences have aroused your interest in visiting other European cities, check out this guide to Bucharest for more travel inspiration.