10 Unusual things to do and see in London…
For people who get off on running around like a maniac from zombies, there’s a Zombie and undead-themed escape game, this game costs £30 per person and is at Bunker 51 near London Bridge.
Go White Water Rafting
Yep, you can go white water rafting in London. At the Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre you can ride the waves at their Olympic course. If you prefer something mellower you can also go canoeing or kayaking or get your first lesson in stand-up paddle boarding.
One of Europe’s largest multi-arts centres, the Barbican hosts music concerts, theatre performances, art exhibitions and film screenings. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.
Dining in the Sky
During two weeks in September, you can eat at one of the city’s most unusual locations, a pop-up restaurant at a suspended table 25 meters high off the ground. With prices starting at £50 per person for breakfast, London in the Sky is surely an experience like no other!
Hot tub Cinema
Grab your friends and prepare to have a relaxing soak whilst enjoying popular films such as Mean Girls, Austin Powers, Lion King and Dirty Dancing with the Hot Tub Cinema in London.
Not only that, but there are also tub waiters to cater to guests’ every need, and they will be able to relax with rooftop views in Shoreditch.
London has one of the most vibrant street art scenes in Europe. It’s a great place to see murals by some of the best artists in the world. And if you also want to try to create some art yourself, you should take one of Alternative London‘s street art tours and workshops combo.
Shoreditch do fantastic walking tours of street art scene, but they also do graffiti workshops for people who fancy having a go at wielding a spray can themselves. It costs £25 for a four hour class and you can book your place online.
Seven noses of London
The Seven Noses of Soho were created by artist Rick Buckley in 1997. Apparently he originally hid around 35, but only seven (some people say 10) survive.
Lots of myths have sprung up around the noses – for instance, many people mistakenly believe that the nose inside the Admiralty Arch was put there to mock Napoleon. Another myth states that if you find all seven you’ll be ‘wealthy forever more’.
Learn to play the ukelele at the Queen of Hoxton
It’ll be the most hipstery thing you’ll ever do, but the Hoxton Ukulele Hootenanny at the Queen of Hoxton takes place every Monday for “regular Ukers, beginners or anyone who is just Uke curious.” It’s free, and ukes can be hired for a £20 refundable deposit. If you’re really serious about it, try Learn to Uke, which runs taster classes and longer courses for budding ukelings.
Rise and shine for an early morning rave
Get the workday off to a jolly start by raving it up in (of course) East London with a pre-work bop with Morning Gloryville, a new global concept now found in eleven countries across the world. It’s almost certainly better for you that the regular kind of late-night dance-a-thon; Gloryville ravers spend their time not snorting coke off each other in the bogs, but indulging in superfood smoothies and early morning massages.
Kayak the River Thames
Touring the Thames from a passenger boat is so passé (unless you’re in a speedboat, of course), but London Kayak Tours give you the opportunity to paddle your way past the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and all of London’s other top landmarks under your own steam.