Quirky things to do in London for a girls day out

Planning your next girls day out in London? In our latest blog post, we have lifted the lid on a fab selection of quirky things to do in London for something that little bit different. The city has a lot to offer, so there’s no need to follow the crowds when going to the Big Smoke. For your next girly jaunt to London dig a little deeper and discover the more unusual and quirky things to do in London that will get you and the girls off the tourist track.

Ice Bar Experience with Champagne Cocktails

Ice Bar London, Girls enjoying a selfie with their Ice Bar cocktails in the UK's only permanent Ice Bar in London's Mayfair.

Wrap up warm for this cool (no pun intended) quirky drinking experience with friends. Hats and woolly gloves at the ready as you head off to London’s popular Ice Bar in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The UK’s only permanent Ice bar is carefully carved from 40 tonnes of ice beautifully sculpted into striking visual displays. You’ll be provided with capes and gloves on arrival. It won’t be long before you are warmed up with some delicious cocktails starting with a Moët Champagne cocktail served up in the ICE BAR’s famous ice glasses. Enjoy your icy surrounds and then get back into the heat in their adjoining FIREBAR cocktail bar where you can sip on their signature cocktail or tickle your taste buds with a “Rum Blazer” cocktail.

The Ice Bar experience is available for 40 minutes (at -5 degrees, we’re not sure how much longer you’d actually want to relax in the sub zero surrounds) but then you are welcome to stay in the adjoining warm cocktail bar for as long as you like, subject to opening times. This experience includes one champagne cocktail in the Ice Bar and then a choice of Signature Cocktail in the much warmer FIREBAR.

Definitely worth a look. Find out more about the Ice Bar experience . . .

Friday Night Cabaret Show with Two Course Meal and Cocktail at Café de Paris

Friday Night Cafe de Paris Cabaret Dinner and Cabaret Show

Brace yourself for a wild night’s entertainment with an evening of outstanding cabaret at London’s iconic Café de Paris in the capital’s West End. Guided by the Cafe’s masterful host, you’ll be wowed with a show bursting display of memorable acts including the acrobatic “busboys” and “54ers” dance troupe. As you tuck into a fabulous two course dinner complete with tasty cocktail you’ll be taken on an immersive journey through the club’s hedonistic past, a melting pot of outcast, celebrities and wonderful weirdos. After dinner and the show, enjoy the club as you’re welcome to dance the night away into the wee, small hours.

Check out the Café de Paris Friday night Cabaret and Dinner Show . . .

London Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

London Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

All aboard for a fantastic afternoon out taking in the best London landmarks whilst feasting on a tasty afternoon tea. Hugely popular with great reviews, this is definitely one to gather up your friends for a truly unique sightseeing experience. What’s more, we have an exclusive 25% discount. This is definitely worth checking out. Have a look . . .

Personalised ring making and prosecco

Looking for quirky things to do in London for your next girls day out? How about a ring making workshop at Posh Totty Designs

Jewellery and fizz. Posh Totty Designs have hit a winning combination. Create your own sterling silver ring during this two-hour evening workshop. Guided by skilled jewellers you’ll create a wax carving of your ring, which they will then cast and stamp with your personalisation before posting to your home.

With the jewellery making complete, toast your achievement with a glass of prosecco.

Get all the workshop details for the personalised ring making workshop with prosecco for two at Posh Totty Designs.

Cupcake decorating masterclass and afternoon tea

Looking for cool things to do in London for your next girls day out? Enjoy a girls day out in London with cup cake decorating with Eric Landlard.

Does your ladies’ day out in London need to involve cake? For those shouting a resounding “YES!”, book this cupcake decorating masterclass, followed by a contemporary French afternoon tea and enjoy a day of making your cake and eating it!

Led by Eric Lanlard in his award-winning Cake Boy boutique, discover how to expertly pipe, ice and sprinkle 12 delicious cupcakes to take home and share with family and friends. Or not.

With the hard work done, enjoy an afternoon tea comprising petit pains, mini pastries and gourmet shots accompanied by champagne and your choice of tea or coffee.

Check out Cupcake Decorating Masterclass and Afternoon Tea with Eric Lanlard at Cake Boy.

De-Code a Bespoke Cocktail at The Bletchley’s Secret WW2 Bunker

Something different for the weekend? Why not De-Code a Bespoke Cocktail at Bletchley’s Secret WW2 Bunker in the King’s Road, London.

Discover ‘The Bar of The Future’ and immerse yourselves in a drinking experience unlike any other at The Bletchley. Once you’ve found the secret location, it’ll be up to you to crack codes in order to reach the personalised, mouth-watering cocktails awaiting you. Using WWII Enigma machines, protocols and Sherlock’s deduction principles, you’ll provide the mixologists with enough information to create a bespoke cocktail for you. No cocktail is ever served twice, so rest assured that yours is truly one of a kind. Expect multi-sensory, awe-inspiring drinks that put your regular drinks to shame!

The Bletchley’s located in the basement of Chelsea Funhouse, where you’ll also find dining concept Journey, full of tantalising flavours inspired by famous journeys of the world, as well as the Chelsea Black bar: the perfect spot for a post-mission espresso Martini. Can you crack the code – here are the details . . .

Spend an evening creating a seasonal flower arrangement

Something different for your next girls day out in London. How about an evening flower decorating with friends?

In just three-hours learn seasonal flower arranging techniques that will let you create beautiful displays for your home, parties or extra special events like weddings. By the end of the session, you’ll have created a gorgeous floral arrangement to take home.

If this sounds like a blooming lovely thing to do in London with your friends, then check out seasonal flower arrangement evening class at your London florist.

Go for a manicure and cocktail

Great ideas for quirky things to do in London for your next girls day out - a Hunky Dory manicure with cocktails.

Cocktails taste better when you have manicured nails and pampered hands. Let the friendly nail technicians at London Grace take care of your talons, while you select and enjoy a cocktail from their menu.

Handily, there are five Grace studios dotted around the city. Pick a venue that works best for you and any other fun activities in London you have planned.

Tickets are for two and you can check out all the details for the hunky dory manicure with cocktail for two at London Grace here.

Design your own perfume, followed by afternoon tea for two

Make Your Own Perfume Experience, London, Manchester, Birmingham and other locations across the UK.

This unusual day out in London is a stimulation of the senses. Join the ranks of the rich and famous by creating your very own perfume under the guidance of a trained Perfume Studio consultant. Spray, spritz and sniff the many beautiful scents available until you settle on a bouquet that’s so you.

With your perfume bottled, move on to stimulating your taste buds during an elegant afternoon tea selection of sandwiches, cookies and cake.

Tickets are available in pairs, so buddy up if this is a group girly day out in London. Get the full details for design your own perfume platinum experience with afternoon tea for two.

Candy face making for friends who you could just eat up!

How about a Spun Candy lollipop face making afternoon as a fun thing to do in London with friends

Create a self-portrait with a difference. Make an image of you (or a friend) entirely from hard candy. The fun 90-minute class at Spun Candy begins with a welcome drink, before one of the resident Candy Makers talks you through all the different flavours and techniques needed to create each bit of your sweet, delicious, lickable face.

For an unusual London day out where you get to feel like kids in a sweet shop, check out candy face making with welcome drink at Spun Candy, London.

An exclusive helicopter flight over the City of London

London helicopter ride with outstanding city views

As far as cool thing to do in London go, not much beats a private helicopter ride for you and five mates. Cruise 1,000 feet above some of the country’s most famous Capital landmarks and keep your camera handy to capture unrivalled views of these popular attractions.

Get all the details: check out exclusive City of London helicopter discover tour for six.

Go on a chocolate tasting adventure for two

A chocolate tasting advernture with Prosecco, what a fun thing to do in London with friends

Discover the pleasures of savouring chocolate during this taste-testing session with a Hotel Chocolate, chocolatier. Sample a variety of treats while learning how to taste chocolate, the variations of cocoa and what influences flavour.

Attendees are also offered a glass of prosecco, get 10% off all items in store that day and receive a gift bag. Tickets are sold in pairs, so couple up when booking. Check out all the details for chocolate tasting adventure with a glass of prosecco for two at Hotel Chocolate.

Cocktail masterclass with bar snacks, in the 5 Star May Fair Hotel, London

Try a cocktail masterclass as a quirky thing to do in London for your next girly day out in London

If your girlfriends enjoy a drink (or several), then book a London activity with a little extra flare.   May Fair Bar’s expert mixologists will teach you the techniques that go into world-class cocktails. Expect plenty of muddling and mixing, as you’re led through every stage of making three delicious cocktails that you’ll be able to enjoy throughout the session – paired with a delicious dinner.

Get all the details for a cocktail masterclass with bar dinner for two at 5 Star May Fair Hotel.

Afternoon Tea in London

And, of course, there is always time for afternoon tea in London. We have a fantastic of afternoon teas to choose from. Browse London’s iconic tea salons, discover the city’s quirkiest afternoon teas or perhaps combine afternoon tea with a fantastic sightseeing activity. Look out for our terrific afternoon tea deals too.

Browse Girls Afternoon Tea’s fantastic guide to Afternoon Tea in London.

Tell us your favourite quirky things to do in London

Tell us your favourite fun and quirky things to do in London with friends. New adventures and experiences are always popping up, so if your latest girly day out in London was a roaring success then feel free to tell what made your girls day out in London a great experience. Drop us a line via our comments box below.

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