LONDON OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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Although hotels such as the Montcalm at the Brewery London City may give guests to the UK Capital a unique experience when it comes to luxury accommodation, but once you’ve unpacked your bags and had some well-earned rest, you may find that the cities tourist current leads you to only the most popular of tourist attractions. Unsurprisingly big crowds, masses of selfies and extortionate prices may not be everybody’s cup of tea. If you’re looking for some of London’s many gems which may broaden your horizons in terms of cool culture and cuisine, then take some of the tips from some of London’s most unique and inspiring city sights.

Southwark Playhouse

Founded in 1993, the Southwark Playhouse was founded by the theatre company of the same namewith the intention of creating the highest quality yet the most accessible theatre available to audiences. This led to the leasing of a disused work space in the Southwark area which quickly turned into the London Bridge playhouse, the site of which will be returned to in 2018. Currently, the Southwark Playhouse is located between Borough and Elephant and Castle Tube Stations and holds one 240 seat main house theatre and one 120 seat studio theatre. The Southwark Playhouse is known for its brilliant youth programmes as well as being one of the main London cultivators of new writing and progressive theatre. The theatre has an annual repertoire of dance, theatre and childrens theatre, including an adaptation of the acclaimed Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono , the novel of which was adapted itself into a Studio Ghibli animation.

Party Brunch

Battersea’s Bunga Bunga Party Brunch

For a lively start to your weekend, check out Battersea’s Bunga Bunga Brunch, where guests can book a great value brunch experience which is almost as great as the amazing Hotel Deals in London which you can get when staying at the Montcalm Hotel. The brunch menu includes do it yourself Bellini kits and a whopping three course brunch menu. On top fo this you’ll also get live entertainment and a brilliant karaoke experience.

Homemade Gelato at Borough Market

The incredible Gelateria 3Bis is an innovative Ice Cream shop based in Borough Market. Borough Market itself is well known as one of the go to areas for street food and some of the best in international cuisines. With so much revolutionary foodstuffs being created in the market, it’s not surprising that it is one of the places you can find some of the best ice cream in the city. Gelato 3Bis uses home sourced cow’s milk to create their signature luxury ice cream texture. With the perfect fat content, they were able to recreate the creamy Italian Gelato which is much sought after but often disappointing outside of its home country. Produced on site and in full view of the customers, the process uses traditional methods and machinery dating back to the 1950’s, with flavours and ingredients carefully sourced and delicately balanced to create the amazing and vast range of tastes on offer.

Peter Layton Glass Blowing

Based on the culturally rich Bermondsey Street, Peter Layton’s Glass gallery and glass blowing studio are available to visit for all members of the public. The gallery is at the forefront of not only London’s glass blowing culture, but the countries, and gives visitors the chance to watch the intricate process that goes into the art form and the amazing pieces of art that come out of it. The heat of the furnace and the minds of some of the greatest artists in Europe meld together into a magnificent display of delicate colour, transparent illuminations and complex sculptures, creating one of the most captivating yet overlooked artistic endeavours this side of Venice.