11 Unique Things To Do In London This Summer

14th August 2017

Whether you’re a regular visitor in the big smoke, or it’s your first trip, London has lots to offer. To help you venture off the beaten track we’ve rounded up 11 unique experiences.

Whether you’re a regular visitor in the big smoke, or it’s your first trip, London has lots to offer. To help you venture off the beaten track we’ve rounded up 11 unique experiences. With a third off the rail fares with a Railcard you can capture each moment for less this summer!

Plan your trip now with National Rail Enquiries’ Journey Planner.

 

1) Chin, Chin!

Find out how one of the nation’s favourite tipples is hand-crafted in the big city by touring Sipsmith gin distillery with a tutored tasting of the range. Find out more here.

 

2) Shaken, Not Stirred

Spin into the London Film Museum for the immersive Bond in Motion event, featuring over 100 original vehicles and artefacts spanning all 24 iconic films. Find out more here.

 

Extra savings: with the 16-25 or Two Together Railcards you also get access to National Rail’s day out offers, including 2 for 1 on London Film Museum: Bond in Motion general admission.

 

3) Cinema under the Stars

Whether your favourite flick is a cult classic, or modern-day masterpiece, Luna Cinema’s outdoor summer schedule is sure to offer the perfect popcorn munching moment. Find out more here.

 

4) Moo Canoes

This activity is exactly what it says on the tin – choose your route then kayak down the Thames in a bovine boat as part of this alternative sightseeing tour. Find out more here.

 

5) Comic Value

For arty types, The Cartoon Museum is a must visit venue. This hidden gem is dedicated to collecting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art. Find out more here.

 

6) On the High Wire

Enjoy a breath-taking view of the capital with Emirates Air Line Discovery Experience. At just under 300ft this is the highest observation point to spot iconic landmarks. Find out more here.

 

7) Mr Fogg’s Tavern

Step through a hidden door and dine in wondrous the world of Phileas Fogg, the fictional character who famously travelled around the world in 80 days. Find out more here.

 

8) White Water Ride

Go for gold on the Olympic course white water rafting course and ride the rapids that challenged the world's best during this action-packed experience. Find out more here.

 

9) Fashion First

Discover more about how Cristóbal Balenciaga shaped 20th century fashion at this V&A exhibition, which puts his designs on display to the public for the first time. Find out more here.

 

Extra savings: with the 16-25 or Two Together Railcards you also get access to National Rail’s day out offers, including 2 for 1 on V&A Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion general admission.

 

10) Up on the Roof

Embark on an exhilarating 90 minute twilight expedition over the roof of The O2 via a fabric walkway, taking in stunning skyline views as your reach the summit. Find out more here.

 

 

11) All Aboard!

With Brigit’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour you can tick off key landmarks travelling through London on a classic red Routemaster, all while enjoying delicious sweet treats. Find out more here.

 

Share the moment for less this summer with a 16-25 or Two Together Railcard.

 

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