10 ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

1 – GOURMET WAY OF DISCOVERING LONDON, BUSTRONOME

A great concept for travel and food enthusiasts. Bustronome is a unique concept to London, where you can enjoy fine dining as you travel in style around the London’s major attractions and landmarks aboard the top deck of a hi-spec, glass-roofed bus.

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BUSTRONOME LONDON

 

2 – TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA AT RITZ LONDON

Indulge in a slice of one of the finest British traditions and take Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London with a selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, and a mouth-watering range of exquisitely presented pastries and teacakes, which will be replenished on request whilst dining in The Palm Court.

The Ritz Hotel London, which is 8 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Circus, is one of the most popular afternoon tea destinations, especially for tourists. A very enjoyable experience for those who want to experience the British aristocracy. The Afternoon Tea, which continues throughout the day costs £35 for children and £58 for adults. Please keep in mind that men are required to wear jackets and ties.

TRADITIONAl AFTERNOON TEA AT RITZ CARLTON

3 – PEGGY PORSCHEN CAKES

I think there are very few tourists who recently came to London and did not take photos in front of Peggy Porschen Cakes, the award-winning cupcake cafe for Instagram . Located in Chelsea, Peggy Porschen Cakes is so popular that there is a queue in front of it almost everytime. But queuing is a rituel in England, isn’t it? Is it worth to wait for those cute cupcakes? Definitely:)

PEGGY PORSCHEN CAKES


 

4 – LUNCH EXPERIENCE BENEATH THE CLOUDS, LONDON IN THE SKY

How about taking your lunch in the sky? Human imagination has no limits. London In The Sky welcomes those who finds it boring to eat at regular restaurants. If you visit London in the summer, you should definitely try this extraordinary experience. London In The Sky is located at the O2 Arena, 2 minutes walk away after getting off at North Greenwich stop at the Jubilee Line.

LONDON IN THE SKY

 

5 – NEAL’S YARD

Hidden inside colourful courtyard Neal’s Yard, you’ll find a micro-village full of independent restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Just eight minutes’ walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square, Neal’s Yard is one of the prettiest streets and one of the most Instagrammable corners of London.

NEIL’S YARD


6 – NOSTALGIC AFTERNOON TEA BUS TOUR WITH BRIGIT’S BAKERY

Take in some of London’s most famous landmarks whilst enjoying afternoon tea on Brigit’s Bakery’s nostalgic bus tours. Traditional Afternoon Tea menu includes a choice of freshly-cut sandwiches with fillings, such as cucumber and mint finger sandwich, pastrami burger with mustard mayonnaise and ham and cheese finger sandwich, delicious savoury muffins and smoked salmon pretzels. The B Bakery afternoon  tea tour, starting at Victoria Hall, takes 1.5 hours and costs £ 45 per person.

NOSTALGIC AFTERNOON TEA BUS TOUR


7 – CABARET AND FINE DINING, PROUD EMBANKMENT

For those who want to explore London’s nightlife, Proud Embankment offers a magnificent ambiance where delicious food meets stage shows.

The majestic two-storied venue hosts a spectacular array of shows – with world class cabaret and circus acts including burlesque artists, aerialists and fire breathers. The entertainment is accompanied by carefully curated cocktails and a delicious fine dining menu. Proud Embankment on the banks of the River Thames can be reached by subway taking the District Line or Circle Line and getting off at the Temple stop.

PROUD EMBANKMENT

 

8 – BATTERSEA PARK

Unlike three most popular parks of London (Hyde Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens) Battersea Park is located on the south side of the River Thames. Battersea Park is a large Victorian park, with a riverside promenade, a large lake,a nice cafe by the lake, many notable trees and ecological areas, children’s play areas, a children’s zoo, the Pump House gallery, ceremony venue and sports facilities.

BATTERSEA PARK


9 – WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR – THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER

The Making of Harry Potter is a walkthrough exhibition and studio tour in Leavesden, southeast England, owned by Warner Bros and houses a permanent exhibit of authentic costumes, props and sets utilized in the production of the Harry Potter films, as well as behind-the-scenes production of visual effects. TripAdvisor reported that this tour has been the highest-rated attraction worldwide every year since the tour opened in 2012. The tour costs £85/adult, £80/child (5-15)  for transportation and entrance ticket. Tour runs daily with several departures per day.

WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR


10 – THE EMIRATES AIRLINE CABLE CAR EXPERIENCE

Take to the air on London’s only cable car and enjoy a truly unique experience in east London!

Departing from Greenwich, this cable car allows you to watch the River Thames, skyscrapers in Canary Wharf and Olympic Park while traveling at an altitude of 90 meters for a kilometer. You can take Emirates Air Line one way for just £3.5 with your oyster or  if you pay £10.70 per person (£6.20 for children) you can get both a round trip, entry to the Emirates Aviation Museum and participate in flight simulation.

THE EMIRATES CABLE CAR


 

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