When you visit a major city, there are always the familiar options for getting around. In London, you’ve got the Tube, black cabs and, of course, the famous tour buses.
But many people don’t know that there are other, more unusual ways to see the capital. And seeing London from a different perspective is the ideal way to forge some unique, lasting memories of your time in the city. And you can still cover the major sights at the same time. We’ve made sure they’re all easy to get to from the Brewery Hotel Chiswell Street, so read on for some unusual ways to take in London.
When most people think of London, they don’t think of rickshaws. But this form of conveyance has steadily grown in popularity in recent years, and it’s a fun, different way to take in London.
London Rickshaws are the leading company to look out for, and they offer people-powered tours of London is a variety of flavours. If you want to cover all the most significant sights, opt for the ‘Top 10 Classic Sightseeing Destinations’. Or, if you’re looking for a couple’s tour, you can always sample the ‘Romantic Rickshaw Evening Tour’.
Aside from being environmentally sound and quirky, rickshaw tours are great because they have pick-up and drop-off points around London. And that means you don’t have far to go from Montcalm luxury hotels London to get in on the experience.
Horse & Carriage
When it comes to feeling special and unique, few things can beat a horse and carriage ride around London.
The livery and design of Westways Carriage Horses are pure Victoriana, making you feel like you’re an aristocrat out and about taking in the city. But this isn’t just about the elegance of a horse-drawn tour, because Westways also covers every major sight you could want to see, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and more. And that’s all after you’ve taken a ride through one of London’s famous Royal Parks.
Tours start and end at the world-famous Harrods, which is only a 15-minute journey from Brewery Hotel Chiswell Street, so there’s no reason to miss out!
If you want a little more adrenaline from your transportation, then a speedboat tour along the Thames is probably the option for you. And if you need a little comedown after all the excitement, you’re only a short journey from the luxurious spa at Montcalm.
Thames RIB Experience puts you inside a V8 twin turbo thrust speedboat and propels you along the Thames at speed. It’s essentially an extreme sightseeing experience, with the first portion of the chosen tour taking in specific sights and giving some insight into the history of the area. Then, once the sightseeing portion is over and done with, it’s time to ramp up the engines and do some high-speed cruising. Thames Boat Experience has a sterling safety record, and the company is one of the most popular Thames tours available.