We all know that there is an endless number of things to do in here, but we’ve made a list of some you would never even believe are possible.
You can become a pro antiques hunter.
Head to Kempton Market with for a day with London crafter Jacina to search for wholesale antique goods that will brighten up your home. Jacina will meet you with coffee and croissants and a wealth of antique-hunting knowledge from how to find the best pieces to how to bargain for the best price.
You can visit Italy without ever leaving the city.
Little Italy has been the settling point of Italian immigrants to the UK for the past 200 years, and provides a unique collection of cafes, bakeries, churches, and more. Join Caroline and Deborah on their Little Italy tour as they show you the best sights and provide you with sweet treats along the way.
You can make your own bread.
Head to the Reid Cottage Cookery School to meet Lucy in her home kitchen, who will teach you how to make a super sourdough bread from scratch. Leave with new skills, new friends, and a starter kit so you can make your own bread at home!
You can learn to play the ukulele.
You can learn a new party trick: the ukulele! Seasoned ukulele performer and teacher Lorraine in Southwark offers up her instruments and a guarantee that you will learn at least one song after the hour-long lesson is through. Impress your friends with your skills and turn into a ukuleist overnight.
You can drink in a speakeasy.
Though Britain was never hit with Prohibition, there are still a range of top secret bars hidden in restaurants, juice bars, and even other bars. To start out, try Portside Parlour, which is found inside of the cocktail bar Off Broadway – head to the toilet and pulling the chain in the stall that seems slightly off to find a whole new world of drinks.
You can play Tubeopology on the Underground.
Combine your London street savvy with your logic skills to take on the challenge offered by Mark and company. Take on challenges and solve the puzzles underneath the streets of London to win one of the coveted medals.
You can use a Cockney-speaking ATM.
Around the time of the 2012 Olympics, some Bank Machine ATMs in East London started offering Cockney as a language option. Still today there are a few around the city, including one on Commercial Street. Try to find them all!
You can attend a Mad Hatter Tea Party.
Let yourself fall down the rabbit hole and into the tea parlor of Kyle & Kerran, playing the roles of a Mad Hatter and a Crazy Baker. They will provide you with tea, snacks, and the chance to meet others, all while playing dress up. You don’t need to wait for Halloween any longer!
You can immerse yourself in nature.
Sure, there’s Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, but you can feel like you’re in the middle of nature in bustling Central London at Camley Street Natural Park, a nature reserve near King’s Cross. See wildlife, ponds, streams, and trees and enjoy the incoming spring weather.
You can battle it out, karaoke style.
Calling the event Karaoke Rumbles, Seb offers a chance to battle it out with your voice. This time, dress as your favorite movie character and sing songs from the greatest movies of all time, including Top Gun, Weekend at Bernies 2, and supposedly any Adam Sandler movie.