Whether you’re travelling to London for the first time or the hundredth time, you’ll no doubt want to make sure this weekend away is one to remember. And with so much to offer, you needn’t do the standard touristy things, such as going on the London Eye or visiting the Tower of London. Whilst these are great, cultural things to do – why not have a go at making your visit to London a unique one?
With that in mind, here are some cool ideas for your next city break to London:
Go to the Markets
If you like to grab a bargain and you love to go to markets, you’ll not be disappointed with what’s on offer in London. For example, Borough Market boasts plenty of fresh fruit and veg, scrumptious street food and lots of baked treats. Or, if you’re looking for vintage clothes, antique furniture and plenty of bric-a-brac, you might want to head down to Brick Lane Market. And don’t forget to venture to Columbia Road, where you’ll find trees, bulbs, shrubs and plants, which are perfect for the discerning gardener.
Just remember – if you are going to spend your weekend touring the markets, you might want to book an apartment (like Urban Retreats Apartments, for example) because then you’ll have somewhere to store all your buys, and cook your produce!
Explore Its Quirky Cuisine
London is renowned for its food, and its Michelin-star restaurants in particular. But you needn’t spend a fortune on food while you’re travelling around London. There are plenty of unique restaurants to dine in, including the Rainforest Café, which boasts a tropical theme and is aimed towards the kids. Or, if you’re a fan of Forest Gump, you may want to head down to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. This cool restaurant has been based on the film and is centred around Alabama and the main characters. Plus, you can enjoy everything from jambalaya to grilled steaks!
Brace Yourself for a Ghost Tour
Because London’s steeped in history, there’s plenty of tales to tell, and some of these have a ghostly element to them. So why not book yourself on one of the ghost tours that are available and put on your bravest face? For example, you may want to visit the Black Lion Pub in Hammersmith as it’s believed to be haunted by Thomas Millwood. He was mistakenly shot in 1803 because someone thought he was, rather ironically, the original Hammersmith Ghost who had been terrorising the area. However, it was later revealed that this was, in fact, a shoemaker, John Graham, who’d been dressing up to scare people.
One thing’s for sure, whatever you like to do in your spare time, there’s something on offer in London – from unique sightseeing tours to gastronomic events.