London Meetups for Adventurous Thinkers

When moving to a new city or simply traveling with friends, looking for fun new adventures and out-of-the-box ideas can sometimes be hard work. One common way of meeting interesting and unique people from all over the world is to use Meetup groups. These are users-created groups which are grounded on topics ranging from language learning to extreme sports, travel groups or even knitting. Meetups are truly a great way to put yourself out there and do things that you would never have done on your own!
Take London for example; it is a wonderful multicultural city and it would be a shame not to make the most of it! Whether you’re going there for just a few days or for an indefinite period of time, why not spice up your days and get social? To help you find what suits you best, we have made a list of the 10 best Meetups in London

Mingle with like-minded people

Mammoth London Language Exchange

A wonderful way to practice a language and to socialise. This group not only organises a weekly language exchange but also some social, cultural and sporting events. Members are aged between 18 and 40 and practice more than 30 languages. Beware, your jaw might feel a little sore after a full evening of chatting in two or three different languages!

London Photographic Workshop

Photography can be tricky. It feels very easy to just push the button and take a picture. But finding originality and technique isn't such an easy task at all. This Meetup group is where you can learn about photography, or teach it, if you feel like it. This group offers several workshops on different types of photography: still-life, outdoor photography, portrait and much more.

Free London Events

London is a great city, but costs can easily add up if one is not careful. This meetup offers fun (and most importantly free) ways to keep yourself entertained. From free live music and running bootcamps to Paper Mache Monster Mash and Stand-Up Comedy lessons tasters, you'll never complain about your lack of money again!

The London Movie Meetup Group

 For all of you film lovers out there, this Meetup group is perfect. Each month, members vote on a film, meet up for a screening and go for a drink to discuss it afterwards. And you don’t need to know all about Orson Welles or La Nouvelle Vague to feel comfortable in this group, it is all about discovering new genres and sharing opinions on some of the greatest (and sometimes not so well-known) films.

Twenty Something

Themes and activities are very important when selecting a Meetup group. But they’ll never be as important as the people taking part! You'll find many age related groups on Meetup, and you should probably have one on your own list.
This group's age range might be narrow but its activities on the other hand are not: pub quizzes, nights out, museums, paintballs, picnics, secret theatre...  Its members are really easy-going and open-minded, and if you are still a Twentysomething year old (or feel like one), go ahead, they will welcome you with open arms.

You've got to pump it up

London Running Bootcamp & Breakfast

You love (or would love) to exercise but hate the testosterony feel of the gym? Well, no need to stock up on protein-shakes to join this group. It is all about getting a bit of fresh air and energising in the most healthy and positive way. Afterwards, the group enjoys a nice and well-deserved breakfast together. Getting fitter while making friends is probably a good plan for next weekend.

Creative Yoga London

Have you ever thought about pairing Yoga with Raves? Well, this very unique and rather quirky Yoga Meetup in London brings together activities like Social Yoga Tuesday's, Yoga Raves and even helps you  boost your love life (if necessary) with original events like Yoga Dating.
Urban Yoga communities are growing faster than ever, why not join in?


These people called themselves 'Outdooraholics' and that is for one reason only. In this group, you'll have the chance to participate in flawlessly organised trips to get away from the traffic jams and packed streets of the city. It goes from a nice daytrip in the outskirts of London through to a 2-week hiking holiday.

 A bit of culture please...!

London Culture Seekers

Always wondered where Jack the Ripper committed his crimes or where Shakespeare’s inspiration came from? Well, no one is more enthusiastic about discovering the heart of London than these guys! Discovery walks, museums and art galleries, opera, plays, daytrips or even a simple coffee meetup are on the list of their monthly activities.


Many of us have dreamed of knowing all about wine and exotic foods (and boastfully talk about it at fancy parties). However, it may be a difficult thing to achieve, given that there are hundreds of things to discover in the culinary arts and one usually don't know where to begin. Activities in this group not only include food and drink tasting, but also glass painting, winery visits and many more.  
You are now all set up to go! However, you’re probably thinking 'can I turn up alone?’, the answer is YES, you can. It is even better as you really get to experience the concept.  Find many, many more meetups in London here.