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Unusual things or Unusual places in London

Lecco, Italy
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Unusual things or Unusual places in London

Next week I'm going to London. I've been there so many time, and I've already visited all the touristy places.

Do you have any tips for any unusual location or things to do?

From my side I can give tell you that last time I visited an area which is unknown to most even though it's very central.

It's worth a visit to a special Road called Neal's Yard. It's very closed to Covent Garden. When you get there it doesn't even seem to be London. It's a multicoloured corner with holistic and organic shops! It's wonderful!

If you have any tips like this I'll appreciate them!

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Have you ever done any ot the London Walks? There are tons to choose from and not very expensive.


I just found this Secret London Walks as well - never tried it though.


Have you been to Churchill's War Rooms - I've found some people don't know about them.

Absolut Ice Bar - different but pretty cool - literally!

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If you like a bit of history, try a trip to Carlyle's house in Cheyne Row, near Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. It was the home of Thomas Carlyle, the great Victorian writer and historian, and is preserved just as it was in his time, when it was visited by many great writers including Dickens and Tennyson. Nice walled garden too. Nearby is the famous Kings Road Chelsea, famous as the fashion hub of the swinging sixties' and still interesting for its shops, cafes and restaurants. Check the opening hours before you leave, its run by the National Trust, www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

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If you liked Neal's Yard you will love Spitalfields and the surrounding area.

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Try the Old Operating Theater alongside Guy's Hospital, London Bridge, the means of entrance is unusal and the contents of the museum very interesting especially the table where amputations occured.

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Here are a few more places to consider:







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<<Carlyle's house in Cheyne Row>> - my great, great, great uncle!

If you look on the National Trust website there are a lot of interesting places to visit.

Also, can I suggest the Docklands Museum, Eltham Palace and the Chelsea Physic Gardens.

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If you are after an unusual bar, check out Shunt Vaults at London Bridge - bizarre! http://tinyurl.com/2chvaz

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Mr Cellophane, would Spitalfields be a good place for things like incense, candles, crystals, new age stuff? I went to Neal's Yard on my last visit and thought it was so funny when I went into a shop looking for these things and found myself face to face with Native American style Dreamcatchers and sage wands! Didn't buy any, usually get my white sage at Powwow in the summer. (part Abenaki Indian) It was a nice little place though, I enjoyed it after the madness that was Covent Garden.

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I'd throw in the Old Bailey - watch a muder trial from the gallery and its FREE

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On a similar theme, walk through the narrow laneway - opposite the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand - into the unique and wonderful world of the Inns of Court, where barristers have had their chambers for several centuries. You can also visit the Knights Templar church in the midst of the Inns of Court.