Unusual activities to do when in London

The following is a guest post from the fine folks in London over at onefinestay

Unlike many of the other large cities in Europe, London is renowned for its quirky hidden bars, restaurants and entertainment venues all over the city. This guide will highlight some of the more interesting things around town you can do on your next stay to London.

Entertainment ideas

One of the city’s best kept secrets is Volupte, a supper club which hosts an array of jazz, magic shows, burlesque and cabaret nights throughout the week. Guests can enjoy dinner or a very British afternoon tea, whilst an array of dance acts, performers and musicians create the background ambience.


Also well known for its brilliant cocktails and bar menu, this club based on Norwich St is a secret gem for an interesting alternative night out.

For a little more wholesome afternoons activities, why not consider The Make Lounge. This intriguing workshop allows visitors to learn a multitude of craft skills, including knitting, crocheting, stitching, embroidery and baking for a reasonable £25-50pp depending on the course chosen.

Example courses have included making dresses, leather purses, jewellery and a number of other fun activities.

Accommodation alternatives

For an alternative night’s sleep, why not consider Hotel 41, located on Buckingham Palace Road. This stylish hotel , often a critics favourite, sits just behind Buckingham palace and is a trip back in time to old British style and interior design.


For those with an eye for all things nautical, why not stay on a boat in St. Katharine Docks with onefinestay, a London based luxury rentals company. This London based start up rents out elegant London homes whilst their owner is out of town, including flats, mansions and boats.


For something exciting for young ones, why not let them sleep over night in one of London’s biggest and best museums. The Natural History Museum, British Museum and Science Museum on Exhibition Road all allow young guests to sleep over, alongside the numerous dinosaurs, skeletons and other spooky remnants from a time gone by. The sleepovers range from £27.50pp-£45pp for the stay and will include games, treasure hunts and quizzes to keep everyone entertained.


Whatever your budget or interests, there are an endless number of alternative experiences for you to find throughout greater London.

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