Escaping the desolate suburban high streets fit with their patch work of cardboard windows and 'Cash to Gold' outlets seemed the only option. Half an hour later, uncomfortably sweating on the Northern line, suffocated by tourists and an array of London 2012 aluminous t-shirts to one eyed toys, I finally concluded conducting a passage to south of the river was a bad choice.
I gulped my diet coke as I finally crossed the bridge from Charing Cross station to the National Theatre. The bank lined with gigantic children's letter blocks, art pieces and jugs of Pimms. Walking among marvellous fabric trees and gigantic grass sofas my attention was averted by the 60 meter pastel blue and white swinging carousel. Screams of fright and exclamations of laughter could be heard below: A fairground at the Southbank Centre? My childish instincts dragged me into this mysterious circus.
Although a slight disappointment prevailed as the amazing aquarium of rides, turned out to be only two fairground fixtures: Cyclone Roller-coaster and Star Flyer, (tickets for both rides are £10 pounds, minimum height 1.2 meters.) The Star Flyer, a sky skimming ride creates fun, excitement whilst offering some amazing views over the Thames, of the nearby London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Despite initial reservations Priceless London had created a fantasy world of mysterious mushroom stools, cider gardens littered with deck chairs. Other than offering food, drink and entertainment this is a perfect London escape to an oddball realm.
Wonderground also has a range of daily and evening spectacular shows. One of the most popular is 'The Colony Island Freak Show'. This contains acts such as an Australian sword swallowing legend and World Record holder, The Space Cowboy and other extraordinary magical tricks that push the body to the extremities. (60 minute shows, prices ranges from £14 to £20).
Priceless London Wonderground, a world described as a 'place of unusual surprises and daring thrills', is at the South Bank centre until 30th September 2012. Created by Underbelly, a UK based live entertainment company, which appear at events such as Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Wondergroundis is a definite must see and one off London attraction, bringing a new experience to Londoners and tourists alike.