Places to Visit
London is home to plenty of quirky things including places to eat! If you’re looking to visit in London and are looking to experience a completely different eating experience, then read on as we’ve listed the coolest places to dine!
The sketch is located in Mayfair which is not too far from Soho. The restaurants are filled with pink velvet sofa chairs and decorated with wall sketches from a British artist called David Shrigley. Another unique feature that you may want to check out while you’re in there is their egg-shaped toilets! It’s the perfect place for people who love art and quirky things.
Bob Bob Ricard
Bob Bob Ricard is located in Soho. The restaurant is decorated with a classic art-deco all around. One of their quirks is having a button where you can directly order a champagne by one press! Just be aware that you will need to book a table before dining in. The average cost of dining in is around £60-£70.
Cats Cafe Des Artistes
The restaurant doesn’t actually have any real cats lounging around, in fact, it’s a family business that is highly themed with Thai decors. The whole style of the restaurant is completely surprising considering it’s called a ‘Cat Cafe’.
Dans Le Noir
Dans Le Noir let you eat your food in total darkness. Don’t even think that you can get away with using your mobile devices as a source of light as they are not allowed to be used inside the restaurant. Another thing that makes them different is that most of their staffs are registered blind. It can be a fun and challenging experience to go with your friends or family.
Petersham Nurseries Cafe
The restaurant is known for its mixed hippy and chic decoration. The atmosphere of their greenhouse garden is one of the main quirks of the restaurant. The budget for dining in would cost you around £50-£60 per head.
London is filled with exciting activities in every corner. It’s one of best cities for anyone who is up for an adventure. If you’re looking to experience the weirder side of London, we recommend trying out some of the activities below.
Les Trois Garcon
London also offers a variety of restaurants, some may seem odd, but it’s something you’ve never seen before. For instance, you can find this restaurant called Les Trois Garcon which is known for their interior design that showcases preserved dead animals in the venue. Les Trois Garcon also has their shop where they sell some unique interior designs.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
The Ripley’s museum is located in Piccadilly Circus and is home to many strange and unusual things. It’s a great attraction for any age, and a definite must see while you’re in London.
The bullshit tour is not your ordinary tour guide. The trip provides a more comedic side of the history and landmarks of London. If you’re up for a laugh with your friends or family, we recommend this for all groups!
Jar & Fern
For crafty activities, the Jar & Fern workshops run their terrariums projects all around London. The workshop consists of learning how to make your terrarium plant pot. A terrarium is a clear glass box that contains a plant. You can be creative as much as you like with creating your own terrarium.
The arty party is hosted in the Paint Republic where anyone can join and create their artwork while having something to drink and eat at the same time. You also get to bring home your own piece of work!
Museums at night
Some of the most popular museums in London including the Science Museum and Natural History Museum are open at night for the grown-ups! You may need to inquire which days they allow for a nighttime visit as they are only held once a month.
The UK holds hundreds of food festivals throughout the year and all around the area. You will find different kinds of food festivals from English food to cultured cuisines! Another great thing about these festivals is that most of them are free of entrance! Most food festivals can be found in the green spaces in the UK, and that includes the national park too! So if you’re a food lover, check out some of our recommendations below.
Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival
The Loch Lomond Festival occurs during the month of September, and it is held in the Trossachs National Park. The festival consists of great local foods, and it’s free to enter. You can also join the haggis eating competition and watch some local music bands in the event.
Rothbury Food and Craft Festival
The Rothbury food and craft festival was first founded in 2008 were locals hosted a variety of food stalls open for everyone to try. A few years later on, they are now hosting, even more, food stalls than ever. Not only do they have some delicious foods but there are also plenty of crafts stalls available! The festival will be open in the summer time from April to May.
Baytown Beer Festival
For beer lovers, Baytown festival is perfect for you. The festival occurs in August and December. It is located in the beautiful village of Robin Hood’s Bay. The festival is filled with numerous types of ales and local drinks available for purchase. They also hold other small activities and events during the festival.
Chili Fiesta is held in South Downs National Park during the month of August. 140 stalls offer different kinds of chilli foods and plants which are all locally produced! They also feature a walled glasshouse garden that showcases a large variety of chilli grown in the area!
National parks are one of the most popular places in the whole of the UK. Although there are plenty of sightseeing in the parks, there’s also many adventures for you to discover. We’ve gathered the quirkiest adventures you can find in National Park. Let’s take a look at them below.
Ranworth Church Tower
Yes, there are many churches in the UK, but this church is one of the quirkiest! The church tower was first built in 1450, inside you will find a spiral stairs all the way to the top. There are about 89 steps you must take before you can see the stunning view from the top. The church is usually open during the day, and it’s free of charge for entrance.
Coniston Boating Centre
Lake District is a charming place filled with beautiful sights. You can explore the area by land or by water as they offer a hire bike or a boat ride. It is a perfect adventure if you want to experience the countryside.
Hethpool Wild Goat Walk
If you like the zoo in general or like seeing different animals, then this mini experience is pretty close. Enjoy walking through the Hethpool walk where you’ll be to see the wild cheviot goats roaming around. You’ll also be able to see the spectacular waterfall by the College Burn.
Zip World Fforest
For a wild and an extraordinary experience, Zip World Fforest offers a variety of sky riding activities including the free-fall and the sky ride experience on the zip line. Sky rides are ideal for people who seeks for the adrenaline rush.
For a completely different experience, why not try the crab catching in Pembrokeshire Coast? You’ll be able to learn about everything about crabs, and you’ll also get to experience and learn about how to bait a line for crab catching.
221b Baker Street, London is the famous address of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional Victorian detective, Sherlock Holmes, but of course the address itself is very much real. In fact, thanks to its iconic status due to the popularity of the famous stories, the building has been granted special protected status and remains immaculately maintained as a museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes.
In-keeping with the mystery/detective theme, the museum devoted to the history of Jack the Ripper is also well worth a visit when you’re in London. It reveals a huge amount of detail about crime in 1880s London, and not only can you explore re-created Victorian crime scenes inside the museum, but you can also take a guided tour of the real-life locations from Traders’ Gate at Tower Hill.
For many tourists visiting England, the royal family represents a particularly interesting part of our history and culture. The legacy of the monarchy in the country goes back countless centuries and there is an enduring fascination with all things royal. Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities across the country to visit important landmarks and historical sites where you can learn more about the amazing characters that have ruled our country in the past, as well as our current Queen Elizabeth II.
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace
The Queen’s iconic London residence is of course the most recognisable and impressive royal landmarks in the country by most people’s reckoning. The State Rooms are the part of the palace that guests are allowed to visit today, although they are still in use for official ceremonies and occasions. There are nineteen State Rooms, mostly retaining the style they were given in the 1820s by King George IV (it was during this renovation that the building was transformed from merely Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace). In the State Rooms you’ll find stunning pieces of furniture and works of art from the Royal Collection, and be given a guided tour explaining the fascinating events that have taken place in each one.
When you are visiting the United Kingdom, there are several places and also many activities that you can do to spice up your tour. UK is known to be one of the cities in the world with high number of great attractions including the historical and modern ones that you can visit. This article offers you some of the Kings and Queens and the historical buildings you can visit in the UK.