If you’re looking for a list of off-beat and quirky things to do in the exciting London city, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With a plethora of spectacular adventures to choose from and experience in London, it’s almost too tough to take a pick. So, read on for some inspiration and book your stay at the opulent Grand Royal London Hyde Park Hotel. This will be the perfect stay, in the heart of the city that you’ve always been on the lookout for, with the most unique experiences, at your doorstep!
See London’s Sights on an Afternoon Tea River Cruise
No London holiday is complete without savouring the quintessentially British afternoon tea near your Hyde Park hotel! In fact, consider a river cruise with a twist. Instead of the traditional tearoom setting, enjoy your afternoon tea on board a boat as you glide past some of the city’s best and most captivating attractions.
Choose a cruise adventure that suits you the best, as some cruises offer a more authentic afternoon tea experience, with finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries served on tiered platters. While others have a more creative menu, with mini fish and chips, coronation chicken wraps, and chocolate mousse served in teacups.
Go White Water Rafting in London
If you’re looking for an offbeat and exhilarating way to experience London, this one’s for you! Lee Valley is home to the London 2012 Olympic white-water course and offers a variety of rafting experiences to suit all levels of experience. Enjoy the thrills of the rapids on a raft while enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Try your hand at kayaking, hydrospeeding, tubing, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, and open-water swimming, under expert guidance.
Go On A Harry Potter Walking Tour
Who isn’t a Harry Potter fan? Well, if you’re coming to London, then make sure to take a walking tour of London’s Harry Potter filming locations. It is one of the quirkiest yet memorable adventures to indulge in and will take you to some of the most iconic spots from the movies, including Leadenhall Market (Diagon Alley), St Pancras Station (Platform 9 ¾), and Australia House (Gringotts Bank).
Feel like a part of the Harry Potter Universe as you have a magical time walking in the footsteps of your favourite wizards and witches. Along the way, your guide will share fun facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the filming of the movies. Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in a Harry Potter quiz and find out which Hogwarts house you belong to!
Enjoy One of the Best Free Views of London
If it comes to choosing one of the best offbeat ways to experience London, head to Primrose Hill, moments away from your four-star hotel in London! This lush green park is one of the most scenic viewpoints in North London. To reach the top of Primrose Hill, simply follow the winding footpaths through the park. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Canary Wharf, the Gherkin, the Shard, and the London Eye. P.S. The best time to visit Primrose Hill for a free and most distinctive view of London is at sunset.
We’re sure we’ve got you excited to plan your quirky and off-beat London adventure. So, don’t wait, make your bookings now!