You have likely heard about the many beautiful buildings and splendid sights that London has to offer, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace and every lavish landmark in between.
If you happen to be making plans to visit London anytime soon and want to experience a day out with a difference (away from the tourist traps), here are some fantastically fun, alternative destinations that one of the world’s greatest cities can offer you.
Dine and Discover at Boxpark, Shoreditch
For a unique amalgamation of retail therapy and culinary delights, you may want to head along to the thriving heart of east London and check out Boxpark in Shoreditch.
It is essentially a vibrant modern market built out of individual shipping containers, each one boasting its own independent pop-up store, street food restaurant or bar, and they are eager to be discovered.
If you love one-of-a-kind evening events, delicious dining and spending your time absorbing the atmosphere in trendy neighborhoods, Boxpark could provide you with an ideal day out.
An Escape Room Extravaganza
For adventure, excitement and immersion, checking out Live Escape Room London may be well-worth your time.
If you enjoy a good laugh, putting your detective skills to the test, or losing yourself in the moment and indulging in a captivating story, there are a wealth of extremely high-quality escape room options worth exploring.
From the Kingdom of Cats to a biohazard laboratory escape, there is likely something for anyone to enjoy.
A Trip Through Time at the London Mithraeum
The magical, almost mystical Mithraeum can be found in the City of London underneath the Bloomberg building.
It is a relatively well-hidden wonder, and for those of among you who are passionate about history, it is likely an opportunity you will not want to miss.
Taking a tour through an ancient Roman temple in the center of London is a somewhat uncanny experience, and one that is very much worth going out of your way for if you intend to fill your day with culture.
Brunch in Bloomsbury
To follow in the footsteps of some of the literary greats like E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, why not take a trip down to Bloomsbury and spoil yourself with a brunch to remember?
For a sophisticated day of dining, it might be worth checking out places such as Bon Vivant, the Bloomsbury Coffee House and Dalloway Terrace.
From bottomless bellinis to perfect poached eggs, the area is packed with hidden delights and delicacies.
Gazing on Waterloo Sunset, South Bank
For a picturesque end to a perfect day, walking along South Bank and gazing out at Waterloo Sunset, Ray Davies style, may be the icing on the cake you were looking for.
The lovely walk next to the Thames is lined with food trucks, restaurants and street performers, not to mention the Globe Theatre, The Swan and the Tate Modern.
You could spend an entire day wandering along the South Bank, and be treated to a beautiful sunset like no other at the end of it, all for no extra cost!