Alternative Attractions in London
There are so many attractions and activities to partake in while visiting London. However, the popular places like the London Eye, the Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, to name a few, are the same venues and activities that all tourists seek time after time. London is a big city and aside of the main popular attractions; there are also lots of alternative places such as unique pubs, live band shows, and interesting tours that are yet to be discovered. Here some of the alternate places to be enjoyed.
The East End Street Art Tour
This is an educative tour that highlights on the art, history and culture of the London’s East End. It is a walking tour that runs every day of the week, and participants pay for the type of tour they are interested in. The tour group is accompanied by a guide who is not only entertaining but also very knowledgeable in the history and art of East London.
During the two hour walking tour, participants will learn about the techniques of street art, witness fascinating architecture and even see the murky alleys of Whitechapel where Jack the Ripper roamed, and attacked his victims in the 1800s. This tour is excellent for anyone who appreciates history and culture. You can also visit the famous theatres around like the Novello theatre, Wyndham’s Theatre, Queen’s theatre and so on and learn so much about London’s theatre history.
Eltham Palace and Gardens
This is one tourist attraction that has greatly been overlooked. Situated in South East London, this medieval mansion is a vacant but elegantly decorated royal residence open for public viewing. It is a great place to spend an afternoon on a guided tour of the fascinating interiors of the medieval palace, or attend the Art Deco Fair where one can purchase original objects of art from the 1930s.
Ride in a canoe on the River Thames and view the city of London. The kayaking tours require no experience because there are expert guides who teach on how to master the use of the boats. The water trips can be taken at sunrise, during the day, or at sunset. Kayaking London offers the opportunity to view many of London’s attractions such as the House of Parliament, and the HMS Belfast from a different angle.
The Winston Churchill Museum
At this museum, one can listen to the speeches of one of the famous Prime Ministers of the Great Britain. Here, the voice of the legendary Winston Churchill can be heard delivering his famous speech during the World War II. It really is an amazing and humble speech to hear.
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