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4 wonderfully weird ways to spend this weekend in London

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Alexandra Sims

It’s time to get freaky in the city with our pick of the weirdest events going on in London this weekend.

The Rat Bar - Leake Street Arches

Forget speakeasies on a Saturday night, grab a drink in the Leake Street tunnel. It’s the largest legal graffiti spot in the UK and, for a limited time only, will be home to Banksy’s original rat mural from the White House pub in Liverpool, underneath which The Rat Bar will pouring beers and mixing up cocktails. Leake Street Arches, Leake St. Tube: Waterloo. Launches on Jun 16. Free entry. 



While everyone else is watching the footie this weekend, why not try your hand at some lawn bowls? No longer the preserve of the over-60s, at Festibowl you can bowl away while sinking cocktails and listening to DJs. Gather your ballers and go forth. Finsbury Square. Moorgate. Fridays until Aug 2. From £15. 

Witches Tour

Get to know all of London’s occult secrets on this free walking tour exploring witchcraft in the capital. The after-dark stroll, which passes some of the city’s most famous landmarks, promises to tell ‘stories of bizarre practices and take a look at the unjust treatment of people thought to be witches’. BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom) optional. Meet at Tower Hill station, outside the exit just by Trinity Square Gardens. Sat Jun 16. Free. 

NVWLS World Cup Diskoteka

Don’t watch the World Cup down the pub like everybody else. Head to this all-day canalside party where you can dance to disco in-between watching coverage of the games. Number 90 Bar & Kitchen. Hackney Wick Overground. Sat Jun 16. Free entry. 

Image credits: Tower Bridge – Steve Montana Photography/Flickr 

Find more great things to do in London this month with our June guide

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