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6 Weird and Wonderful Things to Do in London

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by Shubhit (subscribe)
In-house Copywriter at Camberwell Film Studios. Loves writing about advertising and technology. Has worked with Contagious Magazine, The Upcoming, Creative Orchestra, Triton Communications, All India Radio, etc. Follow me on Twitter @ShubhitSaxena
Published January 4th 2013
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Samuel Johnson quotes (in The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol3), "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."

It doesn't get any bigger than this, neither better; for once you fall in love with this magical city, you know the pleasure. London, a city that has stood the test of times, has inspired many a writers and artists. The Culture Capital of the World as some may put it, is both weird and wonderful. Still, the one thing that never ceases to surprise me about this dandy City is its open heart. For it's a City where you wouldn't need a passport to be amazed; it embraces both the rich and the not so, with open arms.

1. Medieval Banquet



For only 49.95 per adult and 30.00 per child, you can enjoy dining in a Medieval setting. Travel back on the memory lane as you witness a scintillating show put forward by the actors, in what was once the Guild of the Knights of Portsoken.

2. Dine in the Dark



Would you really enjoy the food you can't see? For a two course menu that costs around 40, you can close your eyes (or keep them open) and let yourself lose in the pure delight of culinary nirvana.

3. Climb the O2



Are you willing to spare 90 minutes of your life for an unforgettable experience? For just 22 per head, you can do something worthwhile with your life - climb an icon!

4. Hot Tub Cinema



Bring out your bikinis and swimming trunks, bring along a towel, money and your sense of adventure on a rooftop hot tub to socialise with a like minded crowd. Events and ticket prices are announced around a month before and the choice of movies is kept a secret until the show begins. But you can pick from different days of the week as they cater to different genres.

5. Traffic Light Tree



The tree that was installed on the site of a normal tree which suffered as a result of pollution way back in 1998, is now looking for a new home. But apparently, it is to stay in the Isle of Dogs.

6. Cecil Court



The famous Diagon Alley where you could buy all the supplies for Hogwarts, is actually Cecil Court. Revered by book lovers and located at a minute's walk away from Leicester Square Tube Station, it links the Charing Cross Road with St Martin's Lane.

A Few Other Weird and Wonderful Facts About London

Covent Garden - Always home to the weird and wonderful.


1) Covent Garden is a misspelled name. It was originally supposed to be called after the Westminster Convent garden.

2) The Buckingham Palace was built on the site of a brothel in 1702.

3) Her Majesty, the Queen is not allowed in the House of Commons as she is not a commoner.

4) The first so called 'sandwich' was eaten in the Shakespeare's Head in Covent Garden in 1762 by the Earl of Sandwich. The meat slab was stuffed in between the bread slices to keep the Earl's hands grease free.
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Fascinating facts at the end there.

I have always wondered what the Medieval dining experience would be like. Looks really good.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 3201 days ago
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