In a heavily tourist-trafficked city like London, sometimes the best experiences the area has to offer are off the beaten path.
Take your travels to the next level with these insider tips on the best quirky things to do in London and then share your experiences with the world!
Check out these 5 cool stops on your next trip to London:
Visit God’s Own Junkyard
This little treasure trove boasts the largest collection of vintage and neon signs in all of Europe.
God’s Own Junkyard is the brainchild of artist Chris Bracey. Bracy is renowned as the “Neon Man” and has amassed a cult-like following over the last 37 years.
The art featured at the Junkyard features new and used neon signs ranging from old movies props, retro displays, circus lighting, and salvaged vintage neons.
Climb Big Ben
With 334 steps to get to the top, everyone’s inner fitness freak will be incredibly pleased to take on this nontraditional workout with a view.
Once you reach the top of Elizabeth Tower where the clock bell is, you’ll have a beautiful view of Westminster Bridge and the surrounding area.
This is an inexpensive, fun way to get a beautiful view that most people aren’t aware is available!
Enjoy the Nightlife at Scandal London
Scandal Club London is a cool, sexy way to experience the nightlife that London has to offer.
The club combines the classiness of London’s Mayfair with the rather seedy vibes of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Features like an entrance with tasseled curtains, a large VIP area, and a sunken dance floor complete with cabaret-style dancers pull together a cohesively decadent atmosphere.
Detour to the House of Dreams
Another unconventional display of art, the House of Dreams is the home of artist Stephen Wright that features a house-wide mosaic of recycled and repurposed goods.
Wright is an artist and textile designer with over 3 decades of experience in the scene and has been creating his little House of Dreams since the 90’s.
The entirety of the first floor of the house, as well as the garden and exterior, have been slowly turned into one giant sculpture with every available inch of wall, floor, and ceiling space covered in art.
The House is only open to the public for a handful of days a year, so plan your trip accordingly. This isn’t a place you want to miss.
Experience Magic at Platform 9 3/4
The Harry Potter series, which has tens of millions of fans from all over the world, is partially played out in London. That means if you happen to be one of those millions of fans, this is your chance to live out a little bit of fantasy.
Let your nerdy side out to play by visiting the famed Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross station and experience a little bit of the magic that Harry and his pals do.
There are Many Quirky Things to do in London!
Use your insider knowledge of these quirky things to do in London to make your next trip one for the books.
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