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Weird and Wonderful London Activities


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Oct 28, 2014 —  Simply put, there is no city in the world that is quite like London. The uniquely magical city that has inspired some of the most famous writers and artists is among the most culturally significant in the world and leaves an unforgettable impression on those that visit.

Like many of the world’s most famous cities, London offers its own unique and traditional style and it never sleeps. There is so much to do, so much to see and so much to experience that it can be difficult to know just what to do next.

Okay, so the weather might not be the best but that just adds to what is so special about the capital city of England. Even the rain cannot spoil your time in London; it will literally just add to the experience.

So with all of this in mind: besides taking in the obvious and traditional tourist spots and national icons, what is there to do in and around London that is a little weird and wonderful? This will hopefully be answered below for all of you that like to do something a little different on your travels.

The Medieval Banquet

London is famous for its history and tradition, so what could be better than spending a night enjoying a banquet, medieval style? Literally just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Tower of London and at a very reasonable price, you can enjoy a night of food, drink and entertainment.

You get a four course meal complete with regular fill ups of your favorite ales and wine while enjoying the many jugglers, magicians and court jesters that continually put on a show for you. To allow you to get into it all even more, you can rent costumes at The Medieval Banquet that will have you fitting right in with your surroundings. 

Climb the O2 Arena

Not many cities will allow you to climb one of their iconic buildings or structures, but this is London after all. The O2 Arena, which was formerly known as the Millennium Dome, was built to celebrate the arrival of the third millennium and is one of the largest buildings of its type in the world.

Well now you can climb up one of the city’s masterpieces for 90 minutes, allowing for a great view of the wonderful city and something you can brag about to your friends back home. You need not worry either; of course it is perfectly safe and you will have guides with you.

Jack the Ripper Walk

Now, while following the murderess trail of a world famous serial killer might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it has become one of the more popular walks in London. The Jack the Ripper Walk takes place every day at 7.30pm and begins at Tower Hill tube station before taking you past many of the locations where he killed his victims.

Explore Your Surroundings

Now, those are just a handful of weird and wonderful things that you can do in London, but you do not need to stay confined to just the one city. The great thing about Britain is that with it being so small, you can easily travel to other cities or even other countries within a matter of an hour or so.

If poker is your thing, you could head over to Galway in Ireland where they annually hold the UKIPT Galway Poker Festival. Alternatively, you could head to the hills and valleys of Wales or hop over to Aberdeen in Scotland to watch the city’s football team take on one of their rivals. Inexpensive flights are constantly leaving from London to other locations nearby in Europe, so taking a few days to explore your surroundings is never a bad idea.

However, for a full, diverse and wide variety of things to do, you can easily stay put in London and never run out of ideas on what to do next.

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