Cool and Quirky Activities in London
If you're stumped for ideas of what to do in London, why not go beyond the normal restaurants, museums and exhibitions, and try out some of these quirky and cool activities!
Squeeze into your lycra leggings, grab the fluorescent paint and put your skates on at Skating Haven in Newham and dance to the beat of Roller disco fever! An activity that is for all ages and abilities, Skating Haven isn't just any other roller disco as you get taught their own signature line dance. You won't only have a fun time, but also burn a few calories from the workout whilst you listen to banging tunes. The session ends with the famous Skating Haven Train!
For one of the most therapeutic and rewarding activities in London, have a go at sewing! Sew Over It has studios in both Clapham and Islington offering over 25 different sewing classes, which are all thoughtfully designed and taught with their exclusive sewing patterns. From sewing for beginners to beginner, intermediate & advanced dressmaking, to knitting & crochet, you'll be sure to find something! Having taught over 6,000 people since 2011 how to sew, you can produce a high-quality garment to wear. So grab your needle and thread, it's sew good!
For a truly amazing experience, navigate your way through some of London's most famous mazes!
Perhaps one of the most iconic mazes in the world, Hampton Court Maze was designed by George London and Henry Wise and commissioned around 1700 by William III. The maze covers a third of an acre and is the UK's oldest surviving hedge maze! With twists, turns and dead ends it takes on average 20 minutes to reach the centre, are you up to the challenge?!
Another well-known maze in London can be found in Crystal Palace Park which is home to one of the largest in the country. Spanning an incredible diameter of 160 feet, it has been bewildering visitors since the 1870s. With towering hedgerows and confounding network of pathways, the maze is free for all to enjoy.
We drink from them, have them on our mantelpieces and put flowers in them, but have you ever wanted to know how to make glass?! With London Glass Blowing classes in Bermondsey, this can become reality. In your day-long class (9.30am - 5.30pm; an hour lunch), you'll learn the basic techniques of highly qualified glass artists. The class explores form, texture, colour and pattern to create 4 objects including blown vessels, such as the objects below.
After your pieces have spent 36 hours in the kiln you can collect them the following week to see how your masterpieces have turned out!
For the ultimate board game experience, Draughts in Shoreditch is right up your alley! From Monopoly to Scrabble, to Cluedo, to Snakes and Ladders, Draughts has over 500 board games to play, and with a bar & cafe, you'll be nicely refreshed while you become a game guru!
Axes aren't just restricted to the Medieval Times, as Whistle Punks in Vauxhall perfectly illustrates! Their axe throwing sessions last an hour and a half with 3 lanes where you'll be briefed and taught how to sling an axe at a target board. After you've picked up the necessary skills, you'll be thrown straight into a tournament to see you'll be crowned the winner!