Hidden Gems and Offbeat Adventures in London (2024)
Hidden Gems and Offbeat Adventures in London
London is the most visited city in Europe and attracts millions of tourists across the world yearly because of its stunning views and striking wonders. A tour through the cities in London can be quite challenging especially if you’re visiting for the first time because of the diversity you might notice.
However, irrespective of what tickles your fancy- historical sights, shopping, entertainment, or towering skyscrapers, London has so many significant sights to offer.
You might have probably visited some of the streets and the alleys of Europe’s most popular city and have thought, what else could there be left to do in this ancient place?
Well, we have a few adventurous fun places and ‘London’ experiences you sure haven’t discovered, so you could do the best things you want to do in London. Scroll down the paragraphs below to discover thrilling information about a few places that you cannot but visit in London.
1. Cutty Sark Rig Climb, King William Walk, London:
The Cutty Sark Ship is a well-known tourist monument that you can now rig climb. The Cutty Sark is an old wonder from the Victorian era. It was a cargo ship used to ferry tea from China to UK shores. The Curry Sark Ship is built in the Scottish docks to be one of the fastest and first ships to move Chinese tea across the Pacific, it has weathered the wear and tear of yesteryears.
One amazing feature of the Curry Sark Rig Climb Well is that you can see the sea right from its masts. And guess what? There’s not much requirement to be a part of the experience, just be older than 10 years and be fit enough to climb and have a lifetime experience.
2. The Convent Garden, West End London:
The convent garden is another tourist location in London, it has small shops, pubs, small cafes, and a craft market called the Apple Market, alongside the Jubilee Market held in the Jubilee Hall. The Convent Garden is nothing short of a magical food haven where you get to please your appetite.
One of the restaurants to visit to enjoy Japanese-themed cuisine is Sushiamba’s restaurant. They have something for every taste bud and the gram-able location is just worth all the pounds. Their opening time is by noon while their closing time is by 1 am. If you are a night owl, you can always find something here to munch on.
If you consider fashion to be an adventure, the Convent Garden has all you need. You can choose to have shopping sprees in one of their department stores, visit their book rooms for lodging, or even get to attend one or two of their theatre plays.
In addition, the Convent Garden also reflects luxury, entertainment, and coziness in many ways. It comes highly recommended to artistic persons who need the ambiance or a bit of inspiration.
3. Otherworld, London:
Otherworld, London is another tourist location that you must visit, it’s located in Victoria, Hackney, Birmingham, and will open soon in Dublin and Manchester. “Otherworld”, just as the name curiously implies, is a futuristic, virtual reality luxury resort.
It offers about 16 experiences and games- all geared to make you get lost in the all-too-real sensational adventures. From walking through realistic forests to flying through space, the immersive pod takes you from one place to another all from their physical portal.
The gaming functionality is also very beginner friendly and they have varying equipment like VR glasses, immersion pod, game shooter- whatever you’ll be most comfortable with. The customer service here is also quite hands-on and you don’t have to worry about getting lost somewhere somehow. Otherworld, London won the Traveler’s Choice Award in 2021 and has some of the best reviews out there, with a trip advisor ranking of 4.5 stars.
4. The Tower of London, London:
This majestic UNESCO site, the Tower of London has to make it to our list. This Tower is a major cultural and historical site that played a pivotal role during the Norman conquest in the late 11th century. It’s not just a popular site but has some good views to offer.
Within this Tower lies the crown jewels- the nation’s most precious stones, symbols of history and culture, created on account of the King’s order in 1661 for his coronation. Although these treasures are under heavy lock and key in the jewel house, they can still be accessed for public viewing. There are other fun things to do inside the Tower of London such as visiting the Moat garden, learning about the Ravens-watchers of the Tower, enjoying the sights in the white castle, and enjoying the political intrigues in the Bloody Tower. This Tower is just so loaded with activities that you have to visit and experience the beauty firsthand.
London is indeed the tourist’s stop for all things history, fun, food, and fashion from visiting the Curry Sark Rig Climb to stopping by the Tower of London to wrap up your visit to London. I do hope that you find this article interesting and helpful during your tour of the beautiful city of London.