19 Things You Can Do In London That You Can’t Do Anywhere Else

While all cities of course have their own things to offer – New York has yellow cabs, Rome has the Coliseum, Newcastle has…trebles? London truly is one of the most unique and exciting cities to live in. So aside from all our whining and whinging about public transport and tourists, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on our remarkable city and remind you of some of the things that you can do here that you simply wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else… *Cue a rising feeling of pride* ☺️

 

1. Try to make the Queen’s guard break composure.

queens guard

 

2. Be in the midst of the city one minute…

 

3. …and here the next.

 

4. Straddle the Meridian Line at Greenwich.

A photo posted by Anirudh Gargi (@anirudhgargi) on

 

5. Explore the (reconstructed) Globe Theatre.
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[David Welch – Flickr]
6. Eat waffles at any time in the sky.

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7. Explore St Dunstan-in-the-East – the ruins of a church that that was destroyed in the Blitz.
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[Flickr – Marie Guillaumet]
8. Get involved in a public debate at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park.
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[Wally Gobetz – Flickr]
9. Spend Sunday surrounded by flora on Columbia Road Flower Market.

 

10. Drink and dine in a giant, cosy igloo by the Thames.
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[Coppa Club]
11. Or  enjoy mulled wine with this kind of view.
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[London Bridge City – Christmas by the River]
12. Go through a fridge and into a bar.
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[Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town]
13. Go into a juice bar, into a real bar.

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[BYOC – Covent Garden]

And there’s plenty more where that came from – find out the locations of London’s secret bars here.

 

14. Get to Hogwarts via Platform 9 3/4.

A photo posted by Secret London (@secret.london) on

 

15. Sit at the front of a double-decker bus with an incredible view. For £1.50.

A photo posted by Philipp Pley (@philipp_pley) on

 

16. Ice skate outside the place where Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and Sir Walter Raleigh were executed.

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[Tower of London]
Perhaps a little morbid?

 

17. Explore London’s abandoned tube stations.
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[London Transport Museum]
18. Get a coffee from a red telephone box.

A photo posted by Annie Hall (@hall_annie) on

 

19. Take a cable car over the city and be in absolute awe of the place.


 Feature image credit: Jason Hawkes

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