World-class galleries and museums, beautiful parks, incredible restaurants that cook food from all over the world, cool shops and boutiques, a slew of performing arts and music venues … London has a lot to do (there are many, which it doesn’t even cost money). But what about the strange and wonderful, the unexpected and the unusual? The city has you covered there too.
Floating hot tubs and barbecue boats
If you’re looking to sail around West India Quay in style, you probably can’t do better. Skuna Boats gives you the opportunity to cruise around in your own wood-burning hot tub or barbecue boat. You can bring your own alcohol with you to get drunk on board AND go into a tub (and more all around the BBQ) with up to 7 friends. This is definitely a step up from your usual river cruise.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventures
Are you a fan of heights? Better take this adventure. Located in the grounds of Alexandra Palace, you can reach heights of 12 meters as you venture through the aerial challenge, which includes high-speed zippers, Tarzan swings in free fall, and a 46-F fall. Yes, this will test you physically and mentally. Balance is key. Spend three hours from start to finish and we can promise you that this will be an experience you will talk about for weeks.
The crystal maze
If you grew up in the 90s your dream was probably to play the Crystal Maze, and now you can. Expect lasers, barrels, dazzle masks, and tricky puzzles across four zones; Aztec, medieval, industrial and futuristic. And of course THE Crystal Dome. Mama would be proud.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
Anyone who has ever visited Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities will know that this is a true … strange place. If not, let’s explain it in more detail. Hackney’s world-famous emporium for bizarre collectibles is home to everything from mummified skeletons and specimens to human hair and voodoo artifacts. And when you’ve explored all the quirky and wonderful exhibits, you can relax with an absinthe or two at the salon bar.
Ride the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide
The ArcelorMittal Orbit slide takes you from top to bottom in 40 seconds and reaches speeds of up to 15 km / h. At 178 meters, it is the tallest and longest tunnel slide in the world and even has a corkscrew – really not for the faint of heart.
Urban ax throwing
If you need a new way to relieve stress while practicing your aim, then give ax throwing a try. Loop axes side by side with your friends and colleagues to see who can hit those important targets. It’s powerfully satisfying.
Neon nude life drawing
There are life drawings and then there are neon life drawings. Neon Naked offers a unique take on the traditional form of drawing life using vibrant and bold living sculptures (and neon paint tops) so you get more interesting and creative artwork.
Midnight Pharmacy in the Brunel Museum
The Thames Tunnel was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc Brunel and was the world’s first tunnel under a river. Today the grounds are home to the Brunel Museum, which hosts concerts and lectures in the Grand Entrance Hall (the world’s first underground theater), and has a rooftop bar, Midnight Apothecary, which sells cocktails made from collected ingredients around the clock Can drink campfire.
GoBoat on the Regent’s Canal
Run your own ship – well, a small electric boat – and take in the sights of Little Venice, Regent’s Park, and London Zoo as you cruise down the canal. You don’t need any experience as full instructions are provided. So all you have to do is grab a picnic and jump on board (you can even bring your dog).