London has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee. After the tragedy and the chaos of the riots it has found its way back into world news in good light and it’s likely that tourism will boom as a result.
But when the tourists flock to London in their droves they are likely to visit mostly the same places – the sights and streets of London that everyone knows about, the brand cafes and restaurants, and maybe spend some time on one of the tour busses. That’s all fine and well, but it’s not quite getting the most out of the trip – not when the most exciting and unusual things that London has to offer aren’t quite so out in the spotlight. Here are some tips and some things to seek out if you want more than just the average night in London and if you want to avoid the pitfalls that most tourists make…
How to Do a Night Out in London
First of all if you want a great London experience then you should aim to go out early – around 6pm. The reason for this is that firstly you will be able to get happy hour prices everywhere, of course saving yourself a lot of money. At the same time though this also means you can see all the socialites and bankers drinking after work on a Friday, and it means that you can get an earlier night back – possibly even on the tube saving yourself a lot of money (and you’ll be fresher the next day for sight-seeing).
The Most Exciting London Nightlife
Here are just a few things worth doing in London that aren’t in all the travel guides…
A Room for London: This is an amazing one-room hotel – that’s right one room – that is in the shape of a boat and perches around London. 2012 is sold out, but keep an eye out for 2013 because it’s only £100 and it’s a completely unique opportunity that is highly romantic to boot. You can only stay one night, so it’s an ideal way to round off your trip.
Adventure Bar: Adventure bar is a great little bar in Covent Garden that has an amazing atmosphere. It’s under ground – literally – which right away makes it a bit more exciting, but it’s the staff who really make it; regularly setting fire to things and taking their tops off and generally turning it into an unforgettable night.
Foundation Bar: Foundation bar is within walking distance of Adventure Bar and offers a different type of night out – a chilled evening in an incredibly stylish bar (complete with very exciting booths and a saxophonist on the dance floor) drinking some of the most unique cocktails you’ll ever find.
Medieval Feast: This is a brilliant place to come and drink and eat while being entertained. It’s a Medieval theme as you can imagine, and they really pull out all the stops. When you want another drink just bash your glass on the table and shout ‘whench’!
Dans Le Noir: Dans Le Noir is a completely unique concept in dining, inviting you to eat in complete darkness served by an entirely blind staff. The idea is that the darkness heightens your other senses and particularly your taste and smell. But if nothing else it’s a completely unique way to spend the evening in London!
This post was written by admin on October 22, 2012