top of page

Top 10 unique activities to explore London differently

Updated: Apr 1


picadilly station, Central London, regent street, red bus, double decker, london taxi , london cabs
Regent Street, London, Picadilly



As we have been living the expat-to-citizen life in London for over 16 years, we're pleased to welcome you to our second hometown after Paris. If you'd like to explore a different side of the big Capital from rooftop, to cruise or culture. We got you!



We didn't want to be a typical tourist and are happy to share with you some hidden gems and less visited attractions and activities which will make a great occasion to celebrate any anniversary, birthday or treat a special person.



TABLE OF CONTENT




1.        Enjoy Unique Views at Sky Garden




london, Sky garden, Rooftop, Garden, Skyscrapers, London, central london
Credit @Sg_Skygarden Instagram, Sky garden specacular view of London


What to expect:


Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from the top of the Walkie Talkie building, while surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.





 

2.        Explore Green Spaces - The Barbican's botanical Conservatory

 

 

What to expect:


+ Discover the serene beauty of London's parks and gardens

+ Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in these peaceful oases

+ Take in the unique flora and fauna that call these spaces home.

 

The Barbican's Botanical Conservatory truly stands out as one of the most breathtaking venues in London, boasting a diverse collection of over 2,000 tropical plant species, including magnificent indoor trees and lush foliage cascading down the tiered walls. The iconic glass ceiling offers unparalleled views, creating a truly enchanting and magical atmosphere. Whether you choose to secure tickets during the weekly release or host a private event, with a maximum capacity of 150 guests, this unique space is sure to leave a lasting impression.

 

 


 

3.        Wander in the Street Art in Shoreditch

 

What to expect:

 

+ Marvel at the colourful murals that adorn the walls of Shoreditch

+ Snap photos of the ever-changing street art scene in this trendy neighbourhood

+ Learn about the artists behind the stunning artwork.

 

Take a street art tour in Shoreditch: Discover the colourful and ever-evolving street art scene in London's trendy East End.

 

Fancy planning your next trip in London? Why not Search on


 


4. Roam in the  Alternative Scene of Camden Town




 

What to expect:

 

+ Dive into the quirky and eclectic atmosphere of Camden Town

+ Browse the vintage shops and market stalls for one-of-a-kind treasures

+ Sample international cuisine at the bustling food markets.

 

Explore the alternative scene of Camden Town: Visit this vibrant neighbourhood known for its eclectic shops, live music venues, and bustling markets.

 

Fancy planning your next trip in London? Why not Search on




 

 

5.        Venture off a  Black History Tour with Avril Walks




Red Bus, London, London Walking Tour, Black History tou
London Black History Walking Tour with Avril Walks

 

What to expect:

 

+ Learn about London's rich Black history from a knowledgeable guide

+ Visit important landmarks and sites associated with Black culture

+ Gain a deeper understanding of London's diverse heritage.



One of the greatest things to do is to walk around London! It's not a fast-paced walk, but not too slow either, it's just right. Come on a walk with me to get a feel of how great London is, see secret places that you have never seen before, notice buildings, statues and monuments as you've never seen them before, and learn something new about this great city.

Avril will be your dedicated guide and will take you through the history of some of the most fascinating buildings, places, streets, parks and businesses in London.






 

6.        Chill in a Skuna Sauna Hot Tub Experience

 


, One of the greatest things to do is to walk around London! It's not a fast paced walk, but not too slow either, it's just right. Come on a walk with me to get a feel of how great London is, see secret places that you have never seen before, notice buildings, statues and monuments as you've never seen them before, and learn something new about this great city.  ​  Your guide will take you through the history of some of the most fascinating buildings, places, streets, parks and businesses in London.Cruise, London River
Credits: The Nudge, Skuna Hot Tube cruise, London,



What to expect:

 

+ Relax in a floating hot tub while cruising along the Thames

+ Enjoy stunning views of London's iconic landmarks from the water

+ Indulge in a unique and luxurious spa experience.

 

It’s a hot tub That You Can Sail.

Website: https://www.skunaboats.com/      &

IG: https://www.instagram.com/skunaboats Price Starts at from £32 per person

 

Fancy planning your next trip in London? Why not Search and Book on:




 

7.        Take a  Day Trip to Cambridge




Cambridge City center, only 45 mn away in train from london, Cambridge university
Credits; Hilton cambridge Instgram, Cambridge City Center

 

What to expect:


+ Explore the historic university town of Cambridge

+ Stroll along the picturesque river and soak up the collegiate atmosphere

+ Visit the world-renowned colleges and libraries of this intellectual hub.

 

Take a day trip to Cambridge  Only 45 minutes by train from King’s Cross station 

 

8.        Day Trip to Camber Sands



heatwave, camber sand, 50 mn away from london, Wave, British Ocean
Camber sand beach

 

What to expect:


+ Relax on the sandy shores of this beautiful beach

+ Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the English Channel

+ Enjoy a traditional seaside experience just a short journey from London.


 When May to August arrive, why not enjoy some of the weekend bank holidays, and escape the city bustle atmosphere , go and chill on our favourite beach Camber sand. It’s  very accessible only 50 min train ride from St Pancras station. We have been in August 2020 to escape the heatwave.









 

9.        Swim in a Church



London, Swimming pool in a church, Repton Park, Virgin Active
Credits: The Nudge , Swimming Pool Virgin Active, Repoton Park, London


What to expect:

 

+ Dive into the unique experience of swimming in a converted church

+ Marvel at the stunning architecture and design of the historic building

+ Take a dip in the calm waters and enjoy a truly unforgettable swim.


Experience the most exquisite and enchanting swimming pool in London. Spread the word. Location: Repton Park, Manor Road, Woodford Green, IG8 8GN | Discover more information here. (https://www.virginactive.co.uk/clubs/repton-park

 

Fancy planning your next trip in London? Why not Search on




 

10.   Stay on a Yacht Hotel

 


What to expect:


+ Spend a night in luxury aboard a yacht hotel on the Thames

+ Wake up to stunning views of London's skyline from your own private cabin

+ Experience the unique charm and elegance of staying on a floating hotel.

 

If you have a special occasion coming like a birthday or anniversary with your girlies or your favourite person, why not treat yourself to a special stay on a yacht at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, in Newham

 

Cheaper rates are in March/ April starting at £113 a night only and nearly double across summer.



 Discover more things to do in London, check out




 

By embracing these top 10 unique activities, you can explore London in a whole new light and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on these hidden gems and unconventional experiences that showcase the diverse and vibrant spirit of the city.

 

Have we inspired you to visit London soon? If you would like help with Planning:

Fill in this form below for planning your Group or family activities :








 

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating