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5 Inspiring Things to do in London

We’ve visited London quite a bit and so we’ve done most of the usual touristy things. Here are five different and interesting things to do in London. Maybe they’ll give you some ideas if you’re planning a visit or are a local!

  1. The British Library is offering behind-the-scenes tours this summer. I’ve never been that far into the building so I’m very excited about this one. It’s not too pricey either at £10 each for adults. I’m hoping they’ll let me take photos so I can share the experience on here.
  2. I’m hoping for some macabre inspiration from the Hunterian Museum. Attached to The Royal College of Surgeons, this free museum houses all manner of weird and wonderful things. Usually in jars.
  3. Next up a tour of the London Underground, £20 each for a two-hour tour (plus you have to pay for your tube travel). My boyfriend and I share a fascination for underground spaces like tunnels, caves and mines so we’re both intrigued by this one. The chance to view a disused platform should be a highlight – who knows what could be down there?
  4. On to Dennis Sever’s House, a rather unique bit of history. Dennis lived in the house from 1979 to 1999 and refurbished the place room by room. Each one is set up as if the family Huguenot silk-weavers who lived there have just stepped out.
  5. Lastly, you can’t go to London without taking in a show, but musicals aren’t my thing. Instead we’re going to see The Woman in Black. I can highly recommend the book if you’re a fan of ghost stories and, though different, the Daniel Radcliffe film was suitably moody. The reviews of the stage version are superb and it’s been going for twenty-five years so they must be doing something right!

I’d love to hear any other recommendations. Do you have an inspiring place in London or an activity there you’ve loved?

Related reads

Exploring Highgate Cemetery
Discover Literature – The British Library Online

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