It is often said that when one is tired of London, they are tired of life. As cliche as it is, it rings true in reality, as the sheer amount of things to do here makes it almost impossible for anyone to be bored.
However, some visitors have eclectic tastes, meaning that the vanilla tourist attractions that people normally associate with London won’t be enough to entertain them. In this article, we will reveal some of the most interesting things that one can see while visiting London.
Before reading our post though, take a moment to think about your transport needs. London is one of the world’s biggest cities, meaning that many attractions may be situated a fair distance from each other.
If you want to ride around in style, there are a number of private limo services in London that can be hired to make your holiday here a memorable one.
With that out of the way, let’s get on to discussing unique things to see in London:
1) Greenwich Market
Every foodie and their mother already knows about Borough Market. With London being a city of over 10 million people though, there are plenty of other amazing markets that only locals know about. One of these is Greenwich Market, which contains food stalls serving food from just about every corner on the planet.
You can also shop for a variety of crafts, antiques, and collectibles, making it a well-rounded destination for market lovers. Open on every day of the week except for Monday, the Greenwich Market can be reached by taking the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark station.
2) The Traffic Light Tree
Into abstract modern art? Then head over to Canary Wharf to take in the Traffic Light Tree. Sitting at the center of a roundabout, this 25 foot tall contraption does not direct the flow of traffic through one of England’s most complicated intersections (thankfully).
However, its fully coordinated series of 75 traffic lights will make for one of the most bizarre photo ops that you will encounter during your travels in London.
3) Visit a cabman’s shelter
With a history that stretches back to the Roman era, people have been getting around London long before the automobile was a thing. From the 19th century and earlier, citizens that needed to get from one end of the city to the other would flag down a horse-drawn carriage known as a hansom cab.
Unfortunately for the driver, they could not leave their post unattended, lest they risk breaking the law forbidding them from doing so. This made it hard to get a hot meal during their shift, so from 1875 onward, local charity organizations began to build cabman shelters.
Drivers could then get food without having to leave their carriage, making them a common sight in the city through the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, only 13 of these shelters remain, many of which still sell mouthwatering sausage and bacon sandwiches. Yum!
4) Drop by the Get Stuffed taxidermy shop
If you want to see something truly weird, make an appointment to see the Get Stuffed taxidermy shop. This can be a challenging place for the easily offended, as some of the animals that have had stuffed over the decades include animals such as lions and giraffes (they no longer stuffed endangered and threatened species).
If you always wanted to get up close to some of the most unique animals on our planet without risking your life, this is the perfect spot to do it.