London is the entertainment epicentre of the UK, boasting restaurants, pubs, clubs and attractions galore.
But what about something different, an ‘alternative’ fun night out in London? Here, we explore some of options you may not have considered before.
ABBA Voyage Experience
The ABBA Voyage show is, to put it simply, quite outstanding. The arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was custom-built for ABBA’s never-before-seen concert. The location is convenient for public transport, local businesses, and plenty of food and drinks options, as well as a selection of seating and standing ticket options and accessible admission.
ABBA will not be present during the ABBA Voyage London performances. However, they will appear as digital replicas of themselves, ABBA-tars (geddit?), and will be accompanied by a 10-piece live band. Nevertheless, it will feel like ABBA is with you once the show begins.
Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus have carefully curated the ABBA Voyage playlist and have put together a setlist of their biggest hits and also new songs to give audiences the finest ABBA night out!
Dinner & Drinks At The Top Of The Shard
With seven drinking and dining options, The Shard has it all: impromptu cocktails, a romantic supper for two, or a celebration for a special occasion.
The Sky Lounge, located on level 34 within the Shangri-La Hotel, provides a peaceful place to unwind and relax in elegance; if you fancy something a little boozier, why not try Gong Bar, which is ideal for late-night drinks or sunset cocktails.
Their inventive ‘Interlocking’ Menu has been inspired and created with simplicity and sustainability, with the ingredients at the centre of each creation. Each cocktail on the menu is one-half of a pair, linked – or interlocked – by a common ingredient.
Visit A Casino
Do you want to spend the night at a top London casino? Well, the capital has several world-class casinos that provide a fun night out and a classy setting to try your luck. So, whether you want to boost the stakes with some poker, try your hand at some blackjack, or play the slots, this wonderful city has a casino for gamblers of all types.
Just like licensed online platforms, London’s casinos are also fully regulated and supervised by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, the government agency that oversees the gambling industry and one of the most reputable gambling agencies in the world. This ensures that players can rest assured that all games are fair and random, and also that there are responsible gambling policies in place to aid problem gamblers.
Paranormal Tour (Plus Gin)
Meet your guide and fellow enthusiasts in Farringdon, central London, for a twilight stroll through the city’s gruesome history.
Hear stories of the piles of dead buried beneath London’s streets, visit the city’s most fantastic execution site, and listen as your guide regales you with spine-chilling tales, including the legendary Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane! Then, learn about William Wallace’s terrible demise and visit the abandoned jail cell where the world’s worst serial killer once resided.
At each place you stop and visit, your paranormal guide will try to communicate with spirits and ghosts from the other side.
See them in action as they summon the ghouls with actual Ouija boards, K2 metres, and dowsing roads. Before you end your trip, you will have the opportunity to visit a historic London Gin Palace, which houses an entirely different type of spirit.
Virtual Reality Racing
Supercharged VR London offers immersive racing experiences using sophisticated full motion platforms and virtual reality technologies.
Their goal was to make racing more accessible while keeping the adrenaline-fueled experience of blasting around a circuit at crazy speeds. With so many cars and tracks to choose from, no two race days are the same. There is something for everyone to fuel their need for speed, from LMP cars on the gruelling Nürburgring to F1 vehicles on the legendary track de Monaco.
Race in groups of up to six people. Prepare for heated (hopefully fair) wheel-to-wheel confrontations as you use your racecraft to impose your authority on the circuit. Remember – only one player will be named champion!
The Bottom Line
As you can see, there are a lot of alternatives and fun things to do in London on a night (or day) out, and we hope that some of our suggestions have piqued your interest and given you a few ideas.