London is probably one of the most visited cities in the world.
Most of us have been there, some of us fell in love and went more than once, all of us probably think we know it quite well. Or, at least, we did everything you can do there. But the British capital city is actually full of hidden surprises – so let’s find out the top 5 unusual things to do in London!

[Spoiler alert: by the end of the article, you’ll want to buy a flight ticket straight away!]

Where to sleep in London? Why not in a yacht!

Hotels in London are often expensive and not-so-amazing. If you’re looking for an unusual experience, then you should consider sleeping in a luxury yacht on the river Thames.
The rooms are spacious and elegant, with an incredible view over the O2 and Canary Wharf. Needless to say, the Sunborn Yacht also offers bars, a fancy restaurant and a spa to pamper yourself.
A luxury boat in the heart of the city: a definitely quirky romantic getaway!

Unusual things to do in London: a mystery tour of the city

You’ve probably walked around London quite a few times, maybe even got tired of it somehow. If that’s the case – or if you’re just a curious person, then the Hidden City treasure-hunt-walking-tour is perfect for you.
When your team signs up, you will get clues on your phone and by solving them you’ll explore London in an absolutely unusual way. There are different hunts available, each one with a theme – not only you will discover places, but also stories. Quirky and unforgettable!

A dinner in the dark for eccentric foodies

If your desire for cool things to do in London includes food, then you should try a true sensory experience: a dinner in the dark at Dans le Noir? restaurant – where food is served in a completely dark room. When we say completely, we mean it: not a single flash of light will be in the room and you’re not even allowed to carry your phone with you. Your servers will be vision impaired and they will teach you how to eat (quite) properly in the dark. Your senses will be enhanced, it won’t be just a dinner but a 360° experience!

Naked boys reading: the quirkiest literary salon ever

This is probably not suitable for a date, but it’s something you can’t miss if you’re in London with your girl friends and you’re into literature – and boys.
The Naked Boys Reading events are exactly what they sound like: live events where undressed men read out of books! You can enjoy your drink while listening to interesting literature excerpts – if you’re able to stay focused.
This certainly is an unusual thing to do in London!

What’s cooler than adrenaline-fuelled sports?

You might think the city is all about museums and royal palaces – but you’re wrong.
One of the most unusual things to do in London includes rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Where? At the Lee Valley White Water Center, a former Olympic games venue. After boosting your adrenaline through water sports, you can relax at the Terrace Bar & Café – you deserve it, after all.


We gave you the ideas, now you have to take action. You’re surely already looking for flight tickets to go to London and try these unusual and quirky experiences.
Which one are you starting from?