We are going to be in London for 5 days in July. We want to do they typical touristy sights (Tower, London Eye, possibly Bath or Cotswolds, etc.) but we also like to do things that are a little out of the ordinary (ie. in Italy we spent time with gondolier makers in Venice, visited a church beautifully adorned with monk's bones in Rome, went to watch a cheese maker in a small town and explored the Priscilla catacombs) because we like to see things that are part of the culture, cuisine, etc.
Can anyone suggest anything different to explore? I've searched through many of the "teen" day trips and have gotten some ideas, but they mostly seem to be repeats of the tourist sights. We also love things that involve wildlife, hiking or outdoor exploration as well.
Also, I went to a school near Staines many moons ago and thought it would be fun to re-visit with my kids, but I can't remember if there's much else there to see to make it worth our while. I believe it's near Windsor? Thoughts? Worth it?
Thanks so much!