London is home to numerous attractions from historical sites, creepy places, artsy sites, and beautiful landscapes. Whether you are planning to try out something different or visit the most unconventional exhibitions the city offers a handful of unusual places. Moving away from the prominent sites, here are excellent spots you can explore the next time you visit the beautiful city.
1. Sky Garden
The Sky Garden offers excellent views of the city from 115 meters above at no cost. It is designed to create open and perfect relaxation spaces away from the city hubbub, offering visitors a chance to experience London differently. All the spots are fully labelled from the glass, and you can learn more about the different buildings in the area. From here, you get a chance to see Tower Bridge, River Thames, The Shard, Cheesegrater, and The Gherkin among many things. Aside from the spectacular views, you will have fun at the lush indoor garden designed with unique themes.
The yard features South African and Mediterranean species representing varying habitats to offer botanical inspirations. The garden contains various flowers including African lily, Bird of Paradise, the Red Hit Poker, and some sweet-scented herbs like Rosemary and French Lavender.
Try out several delicacies and cocktails at the sky garden bars and restaurants. Visit the Fenchurch restaurant for contemporary dishes like the British fare or enjoy some seasonal and delicious meals at the Darwin Brasserie. Also, you can go to the City garden bar to sip your favorite drink or to the sky pod bar at the rooftop to enjoy some prime viewing position. Don’t miss out on the yoga sessions at sunrise as you enjoy the soothing rays and refreshing views. At night you will get entertained by some live bands to give you a fantastic experience as you enjoy the dazzling city lights.
2. Kentish Town
Create memorable experiences in Kentish Town with numerous pubs, bars, and restaurants for a perfect nightlife. For a special night out, visit the Ladies and Gentlemen bar to enjoy the best cocktails around. Visit the Bear + Wolf during breakfast or lunch to enjoy the best coffee. To experience authentic Indian food, go to the Bengal Lancer and try out some squid wings, crab kebab or pumpkin lamb.
Anima E Cuore serves various Italian dishes and delicious salads at super low prices. If you are looking for UK based beers and cidars, the Southampton Arms is an ideal spot. Proceed to the SK vintage shop at the town to buy love treasures, souvenirs, clothes or accessories. You can also enjoy epic sunset views here, owing to the geographical position of the city.
3. The Harry Potter Studios
Tour around Harry Potter’s studio and explore behind the scenes of your favorite films. First, pass through the attic to see where Harry Potter lived then proceed to the darkroom and enjoy a short film. After the film, the screen rolls up opening the Hogwart’s Great Hall doors to offer the most enchanting scenes as the Hogwarts tutors, such as Hagrid, appear in their memorable costumes at the end of the room.
Get to the platform 9 ¾ and take photos at the train used in the movies and enjoy Bertie Bott’s Flavoured Beans and Chocolate Frogs from the shops around. Head to the magical world of special effects to see the intricate masks of amazing human characters where you run into Buckbeak giant spider, Dobby, and dragons. Understand the vigorous preparations that were put in place to bring out the piece of the films at the Harry Potter artwork. Explore them from the small paper miniatures to the prominent structures of Hogwarts. At the exit, step into the souvenir shop and purchase key chains, toys, necklaces, or scarves to make you feel like a real fan.
4. Ballie Ballerson
Do you crave for some childhood nostalgia which will leave you feeling like a kid?
Go to, Ballie Ballerson in Curtain Road, an ultimate fun zone for adults and indulge in fantastic activities at night in the private ball pits and waterfalls. Jump into the colorful million balls then go through the large mirrored cage and UV murals plastered across the walls.
There is a strategically positioned bar where you can enjoy some refreshing cocktails served in big flashing packets, garnished with dabs or tiramisu on an espresso. Enjoy the best mix of RnB from the DJs, and party into the wee hours as you eat some Neapolitan pizza. On weekends it’s customarily packed to full-blown parties but weekday sessions give you enough space to get intimate with the balls. You can also make your visit exceptional by taking the VIP package that gives you access to an exclusive area, the golden pit, and a free glass of prosecco.
5. Swingers Crazy golf
Why not try some swingers.club/uk to add a little excitement to your day? Swingers offers a gorgeous venue where you can golf through countryside tumbledown landscape with two courses, the Helterskelter and Big Wheel both with nine holes.
One provides a luxurious lighthouse, and the other one is at the center of a windmill. Golfing starts simple then gets progressively more challenging and fun.
The place is also very unique, making it ideal for various occasions, including birthdays and festive celebrations. The golf course brings an outside atmosphere inside with the beautiful flower beds and walls lined with street food stalls. There is also a secure cloakroom upstairs where you can safely leave your items to relieve you off baggage.
You can enjoy some burgers at Patty and Burns or Pizza at the Pizza pilgrims. For some great dessert, proceed to the Hackney Gelato and try out some ice cream flavors.
The swingers golf also offers impressive bars where you can enjoy a cocktail as the DJs escort you off the beaten track to keep even the non-golfers entertained.