In every city, there are all sorts of exciting, unusual activities to fill your trip. If you’re visiting London soon and looking for some cool activities, or if you live in the area and if you want to discover some previously unknown secret locations, keep reading. There are some fantastic opportunities just waiting for you to attend!
If you’re an animal enthusiast, then the Gir Lion Lodge at London Zoo is a great trip out. Being able to spend a night in a lodge right next to the lion’s enclosure will give you a real-life Jungle Book experience. Hiring your lodge will also include a private guided after-hour tours of the various animal enclosures, a two-course dinner and breakfast the next morning. A trip perfect for anyone looking for a bit of excitement and something out of the ordinary! If you’re not too sure about lions as neighbours, consider the luxury apartments in London for the night.
Sir John Soane’s Museum is also a fascinating day out. Located conveniently in central London and open Wednesday-Sunday with free entry; Sir John Soane transformed his house into a museum in the nineteenth century. He was an enthusiastic collector with a variety of art, furniture and architectural ornaments adorning this museum for you to peruse at your leisure.
Another exciting, quite unknown opportunity is Eel Pie Island. If you explore along the Thames, when you reach Putney and head toward Hampton Court, there’s a range of small islands. One of the largest is Eel Pie Island. It became famous in the 1960s for hosting blue’s gigs, and now it is privately owned, home to a nature reserve and various artist’s studios. Only open a few days a year, it’s worth trying to grab yourself a place on their open days.
Whilst along the Thames, you should also check out the Moo Canoes. You can kayak down the Thames in a cow-patterned boat on a sightseeing tour as you’ve never seen. With the option of two or three-man boats as your transport, you can choose from a variety of routes to explore on your tour. Whether you choose to go past Hackney Wick or around the Limehouse Basin, it’s sure to be a glorious view. There’s also the benefit of some routes of having designated stops for a quick lunch on the river along the way.
The House of Dreams is a hidden gem- quite literally. Situated in a very standard street in East Dulwich, you’ll find the glorious House of Dreams. Created by Stephen Wright, an artist inspired by the concept of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ has taken upon himself to cover every single surface in this house in his incredible mosaics. Only open to the public for a few days a year, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.
There are all sorts of incredible, exciting activities to enjoy in London. Make the most of the summer and find those lesser-known opportunities to fill your trip.