I often become tired and weary after looking at so many churches or museums when travelling. So I have compiled a list of my favorite places in London that are not-so-touristy, fun and interactive or pretty unique.
- Check out some of London’s best street art at Brick Lane. If you are like me and enjoy walking, I would recommend taking the tube to Aldgate East or the overground to Shoreditch High Street and exploring the area by foot. I would not pay for a tour as the art is everywhere and is impossible to miss! This was one of my favorite activities in London and we only had to pay for transport.
- Go to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The making of Harry Potter. Check out my post on Five Reasons Why you Should Visit “The Making of Harry Potter” at Warner Bros. Studio in London.
- Visit the Ice Bar– A bar completely made of ice! Beware… it was freezing in here and we could only stay for about 20 minutes. Robes and gloves are provided and one free drink is included in the entrance fee.
- Visit the Brick Lane Market. The best time to go is on Sundays and make sure you don’t miss the Boiler House Food Hall where you can try cuisine from around the world.
- Add a little magic to your life by Taking the Muggle Walking Tour–For Harry Potter lovers only**
- Eat and drink at the Borough Market. The full market is open Wednesday through Saturday, but if you are only in town on a Monday or Tuesday you can still check out the limited market. The closest underground stations to the market are Jubilee and Northern.
- Try your hand at fencing. We took part in a Fencing Taster Session through The Blades Club. The class is specifically designed for people who have never fenced before and teaches the very basics of fencing.