Things to Do in London For Locals
If you live in London, it is likely that you have already done all of the tourist activities a few times over, once when you first moved and then again, a few more times when your friends or family have come to visit. Unfortunately for many people, it is hard to find new and exciting things to do in London because of the huge emphasis on tourist attractions, even though this city has so much more to offer. Below, we have detailed some of the great, unusual things that you can do in London so keep reading to find out more.
Lee Valley White Water Centre
If you fancy taking some time to get involved in water sports when you are in London, you can take a trip to the Lee Valley White Water Centre. Offering canoeing, kayaking and white-water rafting, this venue hosted some of the Olympic athletes in the London 2012 Olympics. There is so much fun to be had at this venue and you won’t want to miss out!
Have you ever tried an Escape the Room Game? If not, this is something that you should definitely give a try. All you need to do is gather a few friends, book a slot and then try your best to solve the mystery and escape the room. There are many escape room type games all over the country but Omescape’s version is one of the best that you can get. They have a central control system, and everything is very high-tech, so you won’t be disappointed.
Grant Museum of Zoology
If you’d like to visit a museum that is a little different to those offered in London, why not visit the Grant Museum of Zoology? This museum features attractions like an elephant skull and some amazing bisected heads. You won’t be bored at this museum and you’ll be impressed by its old feel even though it has only moved to this location in the past few years.
God’s Own Junkyard
If you’d like to see some alternative art, make sure to check out God’s Own Junkyard which features the art of Chris Bracey in neon form. This art is more than just a salvage yard, it features many different neon signs from clubs in London back in the day. There are also plenty of pieces that have been used in movies in the past – you might even recognise some of the art from Captain America.
Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School
Our final suggestion for you to get out and about in London is to visit the Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School. You’ll need to visit this school in the summer but when you do you won’t be disappointed. If you aren’t interested in getting involved in the acrobatics, you can always sit in the sun and be entertained by the skills of the professional acrobats.
Make sure to get out and visit the lesser-known sites of London today!