With a variety of fun, inclusive, and welcoming events emerging in the city in recent years, London’s alternative social scene is diverse and waiting for you to explore. If you’re looking for unique experiences and don’t know where to start, here’s our guide to finding the perfect event for you.
In case you hadn’t noticed, these unconventional events have gone mainstream. Evolving from secretive gatherings to celebrations of self-expression, complete with cocktails, glossy social media accounts, and stylish London venues – the concept of an alternative party is ever-changing.
Emma Sayle, Founder and CEO of women’s empowerment-focused event Killing Kittens, told DOSE: “”I created the concept when I realized there was nowhere for women to go to feel in control and empowered to explore their self-expression without being judged.””
“”What we’ve seen recently is the real need for an attitude shift, one that is so positive for women. Behaviours are changing to accommodate female thinking like never before in business, and my goal is to provide the world’s biggest female empowerment brand both on and offline.””
Scroll down as we explore four of London’s unique social events:
For those who want a touch of glam, Killing Kittens supports the “”pursuit of female empowerment”” whatever your background. It’s for women who know what they want and like to be in the driving seat. Expect a welcoming environment, a diverse mix of people, and a relaxed atmosphere. “”Guests do whatever they’re comfortable with,”” said founder Emma.
If you’re new to the alternative scene and want to experience something different, Torture Garden is a good place to start. Parties are part club night, featuring dance floors, musical acts, performance art, fashion shows, and various themed rooms. If you love dressing up, this one’s a winner.
For women seeking self-exploration and empowerment, Skirt Club hosts events designed to help women fulfill desires and push boundaries in a private environment. Embracing glamour, free-flowing champagne, and exclusive performances, Skirt Club hosts parties in luxurious London venues and private homes. They also hold “”mini skirt”” taster evenings with games and performances – a chance to mingle and test the waters before attending a larger event.
With a focus on sensuality and play rather than anything explicit, Liquid Love allows guests to experience a unique form of connection through movement and touch. Clothing is optional. There’s also Lady Liquid Love, which is exclusively for women, including female-bodied or identified people, cis and trans women.”