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Top 6 Unusual Events in London: Organisers to Check Out
Dec 30th 2012 | Written by Bakercourt

Top 6 Unusual Events in London: Organisers to Check Out

London is one of the world’s greatest party and events cities. We’re famous for our street parties, we’ve gained global fame for our exceptional organisation skills thanks to events like the Olympics and the Jubilee, and we’re up for any excuse to host an event. It’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to England’s capital every year. And there are plenty of unusual events in London to whet your appetite.

Whether you live here or you’re just visiting, there’s always something on the go. From events to socialising on-the-go, from learning events to walking tours of the city: there’s something for everyone. So if you’re looking for event organisers in London who know their stuff and who are guaranteed to put on a great party, look no further. We’re rounding up some of the finest event organisers to show you where to go and what to do the next time you’re visiting the Big Smoke.

Unusual Events

If you’re after something fun and quirky there’s plenty of unusual events in London to make a difference to you evening. Leave your clubbing gear at home and step into an entirely different world with the Secret Cinema event organisers,  Future Cinema, the organisers behind the Secret Cinema events, is a live events company that specialises in creating living, breathing experiences of the cinema.London's Secret Cinema past event

You purchase your ticket in advance and get a brief telling you what to wear, and where to be. Then, at a secret location, you’re transported into a world of mystery where you live and breathe a cinematic experience. In the past, spectators have entered into the world of Top Gun, The Shawshank Redemption and Blade Runner. Who will you be when you sign up for Secret Cinema? Will you end up in a jail cell, or behind the controls of a fighter jet?

You Me Bum Bum Train LogoIf you want something a little different but equally bizarre and globally renowned, sign up for volunteering at the fabulous You Me Bum Bum Train event or purchase a ticket to their world-famous show. Interactive theatre meets exhilarating and bizarre candid camera experiences as every-day people are tumbled into a fabulous world of make-believe.

The New York Times calls it “…a flourishing cultural movement, one that purports to redefine what it means to be part of an audience of the 21st century.” Hailed to be a ride unlike any other, You Me Bum Bum Train takes you on an adventure that one participant said, “… is exactly what it must feel like to jump out of a plane.”

Events For Learning

London is famous for its multicultural talent, and what better way to learn about its history, its talents and its many sights than from some of the most talented locals? The Amazings is a company that gives the over-50s a chance to share their knowledge and their skills with the public in small class-style events including guitar-classes from world-famous musicians, street tours from award-winning photographers and small group food events.

The Amazings are events organisers with a difference, putting on regular small-scale events with a strong focus on quality and learning. If you want to live London like a local or get to know the ins and outs of some of the city’s most inspiring trades, sign up for an event that is unlike any other.

Fun-filled Events

Thinkingbob is an events organiser with a difference. They’re the world’s first thinking social network that gives you an opportunity to meet new people through interactive gaming experiences such as themed murder mystery mega events, pub quizzes, game-show style quizzes, London treasure hunt experiences and console gaming tournaments. Thinkingbob events are held at various locations around London and let you interact with your surroundings in a completely new way. Sometimes a bit mad, always well-planned, guaranteed to be fun – and fully customised if you’re looking to host your own events.

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Discovery Events

Meetup is where Londoners go to find a great event. Whether you’re looking for a fabulous New Year’s Eve party or you want a business networking event with a difference, Meetup has it all. Their mission is “to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize”, and as the world’s largest network of local groups, they’re certainly equipped to do just that.

Their system is simple and really effective, immediately listing events close to your current location or any spot that you set, making sure you’re never lost. All kinds of meet-ups are listed and grouped by category, making it a total breeze to find just the event you’re looking for. Are you interested in food and drink events near London? No problem; a few clicks and you have options ranging from coffee-lovers meet-ups to vegetarian cookery gatherings and sushi making classes. Sci-fi and fantasy more your bag? Bam; take your pick of the London Vampire meet-up, an anime-inspired movie night or a cosplay convention.

From fashion events to hobby craft, tech and the new age, everything from the most mainstream and buzzing to the most niche interests is quickly and easily displayed by Meetup, helping you find exactly where you want to be during your London visit. This is the site to use if you’re looking for regular meet-ups and events that are planned by the city’s finest event organisers. Plus, you get instant access to the best event organisers in London through their Meetup profiles.

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It’s time to party like it is 1920 – and where better to do that than in a Prohibition Club? Hidden far from the prying eyes of London’s finest Boys in Blue, each Prohibition 1920s party is an ode to the golden age where booze was bootlegged, and floorshows were staged. You never knew when Prohibition party in Londonyour next event would be your last, so you lived it up in Great Gatsby glamour and you donned your finest gladrags from top hats to spats. Each prohibition party is held at a secret location which is only released two weeks before the event, and you can be sure to find all sorts of exciting activities on the go from burlesque dancers, Charleston trots and blackjack tables. Lose yourself in an era dedicated to glam and frippery and enjoy an event unlike any other! Tickets are available to purchase online but sell out quickly.


Written by Stacey Siddons