London in its own right is a unique city to escape to. With over 1000 kilometres of area to cover however, a trip can be over burdened with activity options. Furthermore, with so many tourist attractions around the city boasting the best of the rest in terms of history, glamour and fun, there is little to no filter on drowning out the noise to find those real gems. With a vast range of options, finding that extra special experience is going to be difficult, especially for those who feel they’ve seen and done it all. Below, for those guests at the Montcalm brewery hotel on chiswell street London who want that next step in the weird and wonderful London experience, we’ve trawled through countless attractions to find some of the more unusual.
Not only is London is well known for its Luxury Hotels, but its luxury dingin as well, often gaining Michelin Stars at very high prices. For the more affordable, and often more memorable experiences in the London dining world, Kino Vino offers film and food lovers the opportunity to eat in a unique environment. Guests can eat food prepared by highly trained chefs whilst enjoying the best in cult and arthouse films. On top of this, the rooms in which you eat are designed by professional set designers. The food itself, curated by film and food lovers are curated around the themes of the films being shown. If you’re less “art film” and more “art” then why not try the Supper in a pear tree experience where, before each meal you are given the opportunity to engage in life drawing. The Partridge siblings are two sisters, one of whom are a highly trained chef and the other a highly trained artist. This means that the two combine their gifts in these quick to sell out dinner and drawing sessions.
One of the great things about London is that there are so many chances to catch some live music. As a city full of artists, this comes as no surprise and the range is incredible. The Shacklewell Arms boasts the best in international bands, ranging from DIY Punk to trip hop, and often offers very affordable prices for these up and comers in the very trendy and atmospheric setting of the Shacklewell Arms pub. The Union Chapel offers an atmospheric experience in Highbury and Islington, where inside a working church you can catch the best in live music. The acoustics due to the wide hall of the Union Chapel makes the music resonate throughout and therefore an experience worthy of worship in itself. So Far sound sis another great company to look at for live music, setting up intimate gigs in people’s living rooms and other unorthodox performance spaces.
If dancing and DJ’s are more your thing, then there are more clubs than you can shake a stick at in London. Corsica Studios hosts many international DJ’s, well renowned for their talent of getting you boogying in a dance club located just behind Elephant and Castle strain station. Corsica is also well renowned for being a great support network for many artists around the city, opening up creative spaces.
The Horniman Museum is located in Forest Hill and was opened by Frederick Horniman, a tea trader in the 19th century who opened the museum in 1901. Its eclectic mix of Horniman’s own collected artefacts include historical musical instruments and relics from many different cultures. Another weird and wonderful museum is the Sherlock Holmes Museum, located just down the road from where Sherlock Holmes was said to live, Baker Street. With its mix of Victorian interiors, Sherlock props and live actors playing Victorian policemen and city dwellers, this museum is not one to miss for disciples of Doyle’s detective.