5 Quirky Things To Do In London

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London, a city brimming with quirky things to do, offers a myriad of extraordinary days out for those seeking something beyond the conventional tourist path. For a start, one can indulge in a Thames Rocket Speedboat tour, combining thrilling speed with scenic views of London's landmarks.

Foodies might relish a secret food tour in East London, uncovering hidden culinary gems and tasting diverse international flavours. Theatre lovers can enjoy immersive theatre experiences, where they become part of the story in unconventional settings. Art enthusiasts can explore lesser-known galleries or participate in street art tours in Shoreditch, revealing the vibrant underbelly of London's art scene.

For those seeking a bird's-eye view, a helicopter tour over the city or the daring experience of climbing the O2 Arena offers breath taking perspectives. Each of these experiences presents a unique way to delve into the diverse and dynamic spirit with quirky things to do in London.

Thames Rockets

There's no more exhilarating way to see London's famous landmarks than by zipping along the Thames in a high-speed adventure! This unique, thrill-filled experience will etch unforgettable memories in your mind.

Strapped securely in life jackets and waterproofs, you'll ride on a 12-meter Thames Rocket boat, powered by robust 880hp twin four-stroke engines. During the 45-minute journey, you'll experience exciting twists and turns, accompanied by a lively soundtrack ranging from the 60s to contemporary hits, adding a festive atmosphere to your river escapade.

Suitable for thrill-seekers aged 10 and above, each trip includes a knowledgeable guide highlighting iconic sights such as the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, and Tower Bridge.

Thames Rockets meticulously crafts this exhilarating Thames experience. It's not just the spectacular views that will captivate you, but also the engaging, witty guides and expert skippers, who prioritize your safety. This outstanding combination has earned Break the Barrier the top spot on TripAdvisor for over a decade!

Lift 109 and Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards

Experience London like never before from Lift 109 at Battersea Power Station. Your adventure starts in the Turbine Hall, adorned with Art Deco splendour, where an engaging exhibition brings to life the Power Station’s rich past through original documents and multimedia displays.

At the north-west chimney’s base, step into a glass lift where a journey upwards, accompanied by a celestial light display, brings you ever closer to an unrivalled viewpoint.

Following your ascent, visit The Royal Horseguards Hotel for a serene dining experience.

This grand edifice on the River Thames houses The National Liberal Club, frequented by historical figures like Churchill and Lloyd-George, and formerly the residence of the head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service.

Indulge in a lavish afternoon tea for two, with an option for champagne, or a delightful two-course lunch.


Bustronome London

Have you ever imagined savouring a splendid meal while comfortably touring around London's iconic sights? Your curiosity is about to be satisfied!

Embarking on the Bustronome London offers an unparalleled luxury experience, where exquisite dining meets beautiful views of the city.

Select from either a lunch or dinner option, served on a sophisticated double-decker bus transformed into a mobile gourmet restaurant. As you journey through London, you'll be treated to a visual feast of famous landmarks, all while enjoying top-tier cuisine crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients.

Elvis Tribute River Cruise

Join a lively celebration of the King of Rock & Roll on this special London Elvis Tribute River Cruise, perfect for a night of melodies and dancing.

Board the cruise and kick off the evening with a sparkling glass of bubbly, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal. The highlight of the evening is an award-winning Elvis impersonator, serenading you with all the timeless classics.

Once you've enjoyed your meal, it's time to don those blue suede shoes and hit the dance floor to rock and roll!

While the lineup of artists may vary, you might just have the pleasure of Matt King’s company. Renowned for his Elvis tribute, Matt has clinched numerous accolades, including the European Championships in 2004, and top honours in Canada and major European contests like Elvis Now & King Of Britain in 2015 and 2016.

Monopoly Lifesized

Dive into the world of Monopoly like never before with Monopoly Lifesized, an exhilarating and immersive experience!

Transform into a real-life player in this gigantic version of the beloved board game. Prepare for a thrilling journey filled with challenges that test your smarts, strategic thinking, and team spirit. Tackle escape room-style tasks, from building houses to collecting rent, and even breaking out of jail, all on a massive game board.

More than just a game, this 80-minute adventure is packed with high-energy, exhilarating, and at times, intense moments that will keep you captivated.

Following the excitement, relax at the Top Hat Restaurant & Bar, an establishment inspired by the iconic London Monopoly board. Enjoy a delightful selection of food and cocktails, each with a unique Monopoly twist!

The experience also includes a 1 to 2-night stay in either a 3-star or 4-star London hotel. Embrace the city's vibrant culture, attractions, and nightlife, rounding off your Monopoly escapade into a memorable London adventure.

Seize this chance to take your Monopoly passion to extraordinary levels with Life Size Monopoly!

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