Quirky London

Discover places to go and great new stuff to do by train with discounted rail tickets…

There is no denying that London is glorious in the summer time. Camden Street Market is brimming with hustle and bustle, the parks are packed with picnickers and tourists flock to the city to enjoy the amazing attractions (most of which you can enjoy 2FOR1 entry on when you go by train by the way).

For those of you looking to do something a little different though, get inspired with some ideas on ways to spend a day exploring the quirkier side of London:

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To get the most from your day you are going to need to be fully fuelled. For breakfast with a twist, head to Grainstore in Kings Cross and delight in their toasted banana loaf with vanilla ricotta. Or if bagels are your thing, go to Brick Lane and over to Beigel Bake where those clever people are throwing bagel options at you 24:7!

After breakfast it’s time to take in some culture. Spend some time exploring the fantastic Grant Museum of Zoology or why not dust off your welly boots and spend the morning exploring the delightful Hackney City Farm?!

Lunch time! If you are looking for the chance to curl up with a book over lunch time then Paper & Cup in Shoreditch is the place for you! Offering a delectable range of coffee and books, it’s a book lovers dream! If you are in the mood to take on a new lunch challenge, then the Donut Burger at True BBQ has got you covered! For art lovers, a lunch break combined with a spot of culture at the Wapping Project could be just the thing to break up the day.

Time for some adventure! London is packed solid with glorious ways to expend your energy and work off that post lunch lull… how about heading to Covent Garden and giving their 8m high ice wall a go at Vertical Chill? Or go to Brick Lane and try your hand at Junkyard Golf? It’s great fun!

Time to delve into a delicious dinner. Spicy food lovers should head to the Indian YMCA in Fitzroy Square for a mind blowing jalfrezi! If you are a sushi fan you’ll be well catered for when you head to the 38th Floor of the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate to visit Sushi Samba or for something different get your chops round a crispy duck burger at Duck & Roll at the Dinearama in Shoreditch. Nom!

Dinner is done; it’s time to kick up your heels with a night on the town. Karaoke fans will enjoy the chance to sing with their very own live ukulele backing band at Karauke. Or why not partake in one of London’s many amazing outdoor summer cinema screenings. RoofTop Cinema have a fantastic range of films on show this season. Popcorn anyone?!


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