Welcome to my quirky and essentially British blog of things to do in London! It was tough but I finally decided on the following three activities guaranteed to be an all-round crowd pleaser!
The London duck tour.
Not only does it have a comical name but it just looks so much fun!Suitable for children and adults alike the awarding winning London Duck Tour is a completely unique way of seeing the sights of London. What other tour involves driving through the streets of a city and then finally launching into a river? Only in London. It is a true road and river adventure that takes you round the sights of London and ends with a quirky finish. In the River Thames to be more precise! Not just that themed tours, educational day outs, exclusive hire with no drop-offs, tailor made tours or as an alternative transport hire, tours for hen dos and stag nights, and weddings and reunions, etc. are on offer and you can even design your own route. This is a unique and exciting experience that appeals to all visitors so make sure you get your tickets for a seat on the new tour just introduced this year.
Do afternoon tea.
If this doesn’t scream British, I don’t know what does. Afternoon tea is typically defined as a light meal traditionally eaten between 3 and 5 pm and comprises tea in a pot, scones with jam and lashings of cream, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes. Oh, I say! But, where to go is the question. As you can imagine an array of restaurants, cafés, hotels and teashops in London uphold this very British and rather charming custom so here are a couple of suggestions to get you started. The Browns Hotel in Mayfair, the Orangery at Kensington Palace, and the Bake a Boo at Hampstead come highly recommended for service, the elegant surroundings and their offerings of pastries and cakes etc. So go on, treat yourself and enjoy a taste of this well-guarded tradition.
The London circle line pub crawl (yellow line).
“Pub Crawl.” A term to describe a gathering of people all moving en masse from one pub to the next, something that is quite common in England, and so I felt that it would be a crime not to include it in my little list of things to do. The pub crawl I am particularly referring to is the famous London circle line (central yellow line) pub crawl comprising a staggering 27 stops! The goal is, of course, to hop off at every stop and have a drink and then make it back to the start given that the line is a closed circuit line so as you can imagine this is not for the faint hearted! It is therefore recommended that all participants stick to drinking small measures in each pub and frequently ensuring that they switch to soft drinks every now and again during the crawl because we don’t want you spoiling your holiday now, do we? Apart from that, we hope it turns out to be a very ´memorable` experience. Cheers!