These aren’t your typical London tourist attractions but each are memorable in their own way.
The Houses of Parliament is not the only place you will find sharks in London. On the opposite side of the river, under the County Hall lies one of Britains best aquariums.
Buy a couple of rail tickets going one stop from any station then use them with the 2-4-1 London Days Out Guide vouchers.
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This is mostly a summer/autumn excursion but it’s a lot of fun.
Try Thames Tigers and book online to save queuing or disappointment. They were voted no.1 on TripAdvisor in 2019.
Another is Thames Rockets which you can get 2-4-1 with the national rail days out guide, saving around £45!
If you haven’t done one of these yet, it is a must!
3. Southbank Walk
Start at Lambeth Bridge next to Lambeth Palace (the western bridge opposite Westminster.
Keep heading east until you reach Butlers Wharf on the east side of Tower Bridge.
If you’re only in London for the weekend, reserve one full day for this. You will love it!
Who doesn’t love to be rowed romantically around a historic lake?…normally the person doing the rowing!
Take to the water in Central London for a different perspective of Hyde Park and the wildlife around it.
Everyone loves going to Richmond Park to see the deer (from a distance!). but that’s the problem…everyone in London goes.
So ditch the crowds, grab a bicycle or walking shoes and head over to Bushy Park or Hampton Court Palace Park instead.
Take the train to Kingston and cross the river, then follow the road into Hampton Court Palace Park heading to the golf club or follow the signs on the opposite side of HCP taking you to Bushy Park.
The deer are plenty and not a human in sight (mostly). There’s also a heated outdoor pool at Bushy Park so make a day of it with a picnic and a swim.
6. Huntarian Museum (closed until 2021)
Currently closed but a fascinating place to visit once opened. If you are into formerly living creatures preserved in jars or biology in general, this place is for you.
London has some of the worlds best museums and even more impressive is they are free to visit.
Blogs and social media are filled with recommendations on which ones to visit on rainy days etc so it’s a waste of your time if we do another one of those.
However we did discover this little gem a few years ago. Make sure you have spare coins for the machines though!
Brixton Village is a gastronomic paradise. Any type of food you want is here. We recommend having breakfast in the village, then heading to Dip n’ Flip for lunch or dinner.
We won’t be told there is a better burger in London when it comes to the Dip n’ Flip burger with roast lamb or roast beef.
Try it if you don’t believe us!
Camden Market and Camden Stables are a wonderland of trinkets, hidden tunnels and street food delights.
Don’t forget to visit CyberDog for your glow sticks and fetishes. Go all the way to the bottom floor!
Head towards Chalk Farm where you will find Primrose Hill. Home to Hollywood stars. Beyond the pretty homes as you make your way to Regents Park is the real attraction. The Primrose Hill vantage point which is as memorable a spot as any to watch London’s pink dusky sunsets across the London skyline.
Take a picnic and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours nature bestows on this city each sunny evening.