UNUSUAL LONDON

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As one of the largest cities in the world, London has plenty of things for guests at The Montcalm brewery hotel on chiswell street London to do. With over 14 million tourists visiting the city every year, the possibilities are endless and as fun as the city’s main tourist attractions can be, there’s only so many crowds and queues the tourist can take. Attractions such as the London Eye and Natural History Museum can give first time visitors a glimpse into what London has to offer on a surface level but won’t take you deeper into the true character of the city. Even residents of the city and seasoned visitors may not expect the truly unexpected here in the city and finding the attractions and sites that really give a sense of London’s eclectic and quirky character is no mean feat. Below you can find a selection of just a few of the activities and sights that make London truly stand out in the tourism world.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Detective. With then museum located just up the road from where in the books Sherlock Holmes lived, 221B Baker Street, the museum is full of interesting trinkets and furnishings that would have been present in a typical home of the time. To make this experience even more unusual, the staff members at the museum are all actors playing Victorian archetypes, such as the policeman and a Victorian Landlord, giving viewers a fun and personal experience as they explore the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

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Weird cafes and bars

London is no stranger to quirky cafes and eateries. The Cereal Killers café gives customers a taste of many different cereals around the world whilst Chin Chin Labs, located in Canada Street in London use nitrous oxide to steam the ice cream out of dried flavourings in bags. Every week the flavours change and customers can watch their ice creams being made by this unique process right in front of their eyes. The unique flavours include Bee Pollen Honey Comb, caramelised pretzels and marmite toast.

Harry Potter World

Not explicitly in London but in Leavesden a few kilometres outside the city, Harry Potter World is based in Warner Brother’s Studios and gives Potter fans a glimpse into the world of the films. Having been open since 2012, the tour gives you a look into the real sets of the films, reconstructed to show the interiors of such iconic sets as Privet Drive and Diagon Alley. There are also real props used in the film and interactive experiences, giving guests a Grand Luxury Experience as they explore the use of CGI in the films as well as the largest collection of film memorabilia ever set up in one exhibition.

Puzzle games

There are plenty of fun games visitors of Luxury Hotels in London can engage in to pass the days away. For team building exercises and parties, the interactive puzzle games dotted around the city are a great way to have fun and use your brain. With such iconic game shows as the Crystal Maze coming back to British TV screens soon, Londoners can buy tickets to take part in a real life version of the game show, collecting crystals through a wide range of puzzle rooms set to timers. There is also other games such as “escape from a room with a zombie”, a terrifying experience in which visitors are trapped in a room with a zombie chained in the middle. Every few minutes, the chain is loosened, meaning the zombie can get ever closer to you. Before the zombies chain is completely loosened, you must work together to find a way out of the room. Tickets for both of these and many more can be found online.