Unusual Attractions in London

From Rum Kitchen to Olympic Games venue, uncover the unique, quirky and unusual things to do in London!

 

Rum Kitchen Notting Hill

There surely can’t be a more jolly place to drink in Notting Hill: upstairs bar, good reggae, very friendly staff and rum, rum and more rum. The selection is enormous, and you could spend weeks here without getting through it all. There’s a happy hour from 6pm to 8pm .

 

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden. Hidden away on a secluded side street, and long since dwarfed by the modern steel and chrome structures of the city, it remains one of London’s secret gardens.

 

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail. Since the end of July 2017, the site has been turned into the Postal Museum complete with a 20-minute ride on specially made miniature trains

 

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy. The cemetery alongside London’s St. Pancras Old Church, which is considered by many to be one of England’s oldest places of Christian worship, is the site of a number of fascinating stories

 

Gir Lion Lodge at London Zoo

Yes, you can sleep next to real-life lions in London. The appeal of staying the night in the zoo’s Land of the Lions enclosure is obvious: you’ll feel a bit like you live in ‘The Jungle Book’, surrounded by creature companions. Hire a lodge and enjoy private guided tours around different animal enclosures after hours.

Breakfast with the lions 🦁

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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

Shop-come-gallery from The Last Tuesday Society is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare. The gallery shop is full of taxidermied specimens of all sizes, skeletons under glass domes, erotica, modern art, books and myriad other curios.

Hanging with my pals

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Dennis Severs’ House

A beautiful time capsule attraction where visitors are immersed in a unique form of theatre. The ten rooms of this original Huguenot house have been decked out to recreate snapshots of life in Spitalfields between 1724 and 1914. A 45-min tour through the ‘still-life drama’ takes you through the cellar, kitchen, dining room, smoking room and upstairs to the bedrooms.

Spent today at the hauntingly beautiful Dennis Severs House.

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Lee Valley White Water Centre

This London 2012 Olympic Games venue is open to the public for adrenalin-fuelled white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking sessions – riding the rapids that challenged the world’s best makes for an action-packed experience.

 

Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School

A flying trapeze school that sets up camp on the north-west side of Regent’s Park for the summer with expert acrobats teaching all sorts of fancy tricks on the highly strung bars. Even beginners aim to be ‘caught’ by the hands of a instructor by the end of a two-hour session.

First time flying in Kensington Gardens, 1st trick: completed

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Dans Le Noir?

A unique dining experience that aims to encourage participants to re-evaluate their approach to eating. At Dans le Noir? you eat in complete darkness, so it’s the taste, smell and texture of the food on which you focus. Before being led into the pitch-black basement by the restaurant’s blind waiters, you select one of four colour-coded mystery menus.

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Ask to see the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town to gain access to this secret bar in London. Awaiting you once you’ve uncovered the entrance is a darkened room, luscious cocktails, bar snacks, and, as the flickering sign proclaims, “thrills”.

 

Enjoy your London’s discovery!

Sources: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/london-england

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/quirky-and-unusual-things-to-do-in-london

 

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