If you’re one of the millions of people stuck at home during this pandemic, you’re probably already making a list of the things you’ll do and the places you’ll visit once everything settles back down. If you’re in or near London, and you’ve already been to the several historic and vibrant popular attractions the city has to offer, don’t worry.
Here are the six unusual but incredible travel destinations in the Great Wen.
Starting this list off with a simple but scenic entry, The Line stretches from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, all the way to The O2 in Greenwich. Take a walk and experience the many public artworks and London’s waterways. It’s a unique experience in one of the most famous cities in the world.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
This Hoxton Street store has a lot of treasures for that little monster in everyone. Whether you’re a child or a child-at-heart, there are so many things to enjoy in this shop. There are a ton of monster-themed food and goodies here. You can also learn how real monsters live. It’s a must-see if you’re looking for a unique adventure in London.
This palace in the Borough of Greenwich is often overlooked. It’s part of the Crown Estate of the Royal Family. Tour the halls of this historic building that dates as far back as the 1300s. The house hosts a great medieval hall of its former residents. It has an Art Deco extension as well. It has been described as a masterpiece of modern design. This underrated gem is worth the visit.
The Attendant Fitzrovia
This particular The Attendant cafe was built on what was once a public toilet in Victorian times. The old urinals are the main attraction of the café because you’ll be sitting next to them when you have your coffee or light lunch. It looks so authentic (because it is) that baristas have reportedly been turning people away for thinking that it’s still a functioning toilet. You wouldn’t want to miss this.
Whether you want to explore gorgeous scenery or want to spend an afternoon learning how to mill, the Brixton Windmill is the place to be. The 200-year-old structure doesn’t only offer an Instagram-worthy visit; you can also become a master miller through their many training sessions. It’s one of the lesser-known but must-visit places in the city.
Fancy a bit of a drive? Located around an hour west of the city, Datchet village has some fantastic riverside houses and rustic barges that are a sight to behold. This underrated country gem offers a beautiful retreat from the bustle of the city. If you don’t have a car, you can always rent a private vehicle in London. The village is especially great to visit in the summertime when pleasure boats cruise down the Thames.
There you have it. Six unique but incredible destinations in (or near) London. Plan your trips well and visit one or all of these attractions the moment the pandemic blows over. Until then, stay safe.