5 alternative London activities you’ve never tried before

Sky Garden

London is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world which is why so many tourists travel here. However, there are also a number of alternative attractions that often get overlooked.

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Emirates Air Line

River Thames, London

There are plenty of places in London to get a great view of the city skyline but if you’re tired of queuing for the London Eye and you’ve already been to the top of the Shard, check out the Emirates Air Line. Float through the air above the River Thames in one of the cable cars and look out over the city as you experience panoramic views. The ride cost is on a par with a coffee and a sandwich which also means you won’t have to break the bank to experience the magic.

London Roman Amphitheatre

London Wall, London

Not many people realise that the City of London has a history that stretches back to the ancient Romans. After settling in what was then called Londinium, the Romans proceeded to build a number of structures and buildings. One of the biggest and most iconic is the London Amphitheatre which has been used throughout history. Today, the remains of the structure can be found in the subterranean museum underneath the Guildhall Yard. Be sure to check this out if you’re travelling with the family to our London city suites hotel.

Sky Garden

Fenchurch Street, London

Head to the top of the Walkie-Talkie building and experience an oasis in the heart of the concrete jungle. The sky garden is a gorgeous getaway if you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch. Thanks to huge glass windows, the rooftop garden offers you incredible panoramic views of the city. As you walk around, you’ll find all kinds of exotic plants and gorgeous flowers.

Street art

Shoreditch, London

If you’re a fan of alternative modern art but you want to avoid the big museums and galleries that are often packed with tourists, head over to Shoreditch to discover some of the best street art in the world. The area is a hub of alternative culture and has been a go-to spot for urban artists for decades. Start out on Shoreditch High Street and make your way through the squares and back streets.

Hackney City Farm

Goldsmiths Row, London

If you’re looking for a great way to spend a day out with the family in London without spending excessive amounts of money, head over to Hackney for an afternoon on the farm. As you explore the grounds, your little ones will get to interact with all sorts of two and four legged friends, from chickens and ducks to sheep and donkeys. The farm also hosts regular events and workshops so be sure to check what’s on.