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Weird and wonderful hobbies in London

Go on, try something new in your spare time. Here are the weird activities we've been learning...

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Time Out London Things To Do

Bored? You need to get yourself a new hobby. And we're not talking stamp collecting here – we're talking alternative, freaky, fun activities, like trapezing, making wine, learning to paddleboard or butchering a pig (don't worry, vegans of London, there are plenty of non-meat-hacking hobbies too).

We've been getting messy, floating in isolation tanks, chopping up stuff and sleeping with lions in order to report back on the best unusual things to do around London. Take your pick and go master something new and weird that'll impress and baffle your mates.

Maybe you want to have a go at racing huskies?

Time Out tries...



Touch the skies and learn some new ninja skills

Sausage making

Sausage making

Learn the skills of brilliant banger crafting in a three-hour sausage class

Shhh Dating

Shhh Dating

Find a partner without the small talk, through finger-dancing and massaging

Baking doughnuts

Baking doughnuts

Get your dough on, pipe in the squidgy goodness, then wait for the divine, doughnutty results

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