Alternative Nights in London


London is a city with more than enough to see and do, and if you feel like stepping off the beaten track during your stay, you’ll find plenty of options for a great alternative night out which sidesteps the usual tourist traps. Here’s our guide to some of the best (and lesser known) ways to spend your evenings…

Lucky Voice

Okay, so karaoke is certainly not to everyone’s taste, but Lucky Voice is karaoke with a real twist. You’ll find dedicated karaoke devotees here, primarily because this venue takes its karaoke very, very seriously – complete with fancy dress as standard. If you’re belting out an Elvis classic, expect to do so clad in a white jumpsuit; and be prepared to dispense with your dignity along the way! If you’re in the right mood (and with the cocktails flowing) this can make for a fantastic and infinitely social night out – so the next time you stay at rooms in Shoreditch be sure to pop along and take a look.

Four Thieves

If you have the urge to indulge your love of video games in a wholly supportive environment, then Four Thieves is the perfect venue for you. Video game bars are all the rage in London, but this one goes a step further – with a retro arcade flavour complete with a life-size Scalextric for those seeking a little nostalgia during their unconventional evening out. Keep the drinks flowing and enjoy a fun communal evening before heading back to the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City.

Secret Cinema

Film fans will adore this evening out, offering a chance to watch a movie without the usual trappings of your average night at the cinema. Secret Cinema is designed for real film buffs, by real film buffs – and combines great venues with unique experiences which tie in with the movies being shown. To find out more about the latest screenings during your stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, head to the official website.

Silent Disco


Silent discos have been growing in popularity for many years, and London is host to some of the best. One of the most popular – not to mention original – is the silent disco hosted by The View from The Shard each Saturday night from 10pm. If gazing out at the city skyline high above street level sounds like your idea of fun, you’re in luck – add some tunes and a chance to try something very different, and you have the perfect recipe for an unconventional night in London.

Bounce Ping Pong Bar

A ping pong bar? It might sound too bizarre to be true, but Bounce is one of London’s most vibrant venues, with a great atmosphere and lots of great people enjoying this most eccentric of evening’s out on the town. Whether you’ve tried ping pong before or are a complete novice, you’re sure to meet likeminded people.