Seven Unique Things to Do in London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 7th, 2015

London is a huge and very vibrant place. There are thousands of things that you can do here, but if you want to avoid the standard tourists’ traps the guide books are full of, here are some suggestions that you might find interesting.

  • You can have an afternoon tea at the Tangerine Dream Cafe in Chelsea Physic Garden. The place is truly magical. That is where thousands of plants are grown for medical purposes, but you will also find it to be a time capsule where you can submerge yourself in the atmosphere of old-time Chelsea. The gardens are a perfect escape for people who are tired of the busy metropolitan lifestyle.
  • Coram’s Fields is a park with some of the best playgrounds in the capital. It also has a pretty unusual entry policy – you are not allowed on the premises of Coram’s Fields unless you have a child with you. It is a pretty great place to go to while the movers from the man and van company are moving your stuff to the new place. You will have the chance to unwind from the stress of the removal, and your kids are also going to have a blast.
  • If the season allows it – that is, if it is between May and September – maybe you would want to spend a night out with a loved one under the stars, while watching a film. Outdoor cinemas become more and more popular with Londoners in the recent years, and respectively the places where you can go in order to watch a film increases too. Currently you can choose from the Rooftop Film Club, Luna Cinema and the Dalston Roof Park, to name only the most popular venues.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday the schoolyard in Stoke Newington becomes one of the most popular car boot sales places in London. Hundreds of people just drive there and put out tables, selling literally everything. You never know you can find there, so every visit becomes a real treasure hunt.
  • The-LexingtonThe Rough Trade Shop Pop quiz at Lexington’s pub is the place where you can test your knowledge about popular music against some real hard-core enthusiast. The event takes place every Monday and is guaranteed fun. There are even prizes in the form of drinks and record tokens.
  • The Vincent Rooms near Victoria Station is a trendy and luxuriously looking restaurant where you can indulge in your thirst for delicate cuisine even if you are on a budget. The setting is luxurious, the service is impeccable, the food is classy and the prices are for every pocket. The reason is simply because The Vincent Rooms are entirely staffed by students from Westminster Kingsway College who are here in order to gain experience in the craft. It is a win-win deal.
  • If you are into exploring the historical places in the capital, you can put a couple of hours aside to visit Carl Marx’s resting place in West Cemetery.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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