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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 14:34




Quirky Things To Do In London


Hey all,

We were just looking through some old articles on AIL about quirky thinks to do in the capital... everything from the IMAX to rollerblading to being an audience member for a show or even volunteering.

We were just wondering if any of you had any suggestions for ideas of things to do in London that were a bit different or a bit quirky?

Over to you... Happy


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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 15:02:




paintballing or lazerquest!

 
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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 15:16:




I can recommend the audience tickets thing. I get tickets a lot for things. Have tickets for 8 out of 10 cats for weds, though not sure if I'm going yet... good thing they're free lol.

Outdoor ice skating in winter is good :D Expensive, perhaps, but still good. Feels very christmassy.


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Great ideas team...

Keep 'em coming... Thumbs Up


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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 15:27:




What about

Duck tours
A guided walking tour

Can't think of any more


Lived in London since 2003, it's alright I suppose.
 
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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 15:33:




I know you can't do this every day but what about taking in a film premiere in Leicester Square? I've been to one and, dispite getting elbowed in the ribs by 14 year olds clutching their mobile phones, it's actually quite a cool night out.

 
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Posted: Monday the 10th November 2008 at 15:54:




Hidden/secret/haunted London walking tours.

Duck tours as mentioned.

Country in the city...farmers markets!

Support local traders at Greenwich/Borough/Spitalfields markets etc.

Find amazing views for free on Hampsted Heath and Shooters Hill.

 
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Posted: Tuesday the 12th May 2009 at 17:26:




go to the speakers corner Sunday hyde park, take a milk crate, box, chair, whatever to stand on and talk about anything - see if you get any attention, there are massive crowds down there Happy

 
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Posted: Wednesday the 13th May 2009 at 09:05:




Went to City Golf place yesterday evening - it was really good fun. A bit like playing with a Wii but on a much bigger scale and involving proper balls, clubs and training if you need it (which we did!!)... I reckon it would be pretty good even for people who are much better. There is also a really nice bar and good food available. Only thing is that they shut at 21.30ish - not sure if that's the norm??

 
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Posted: Wednesday the 13th May 2009 at 13:46:




What fun! Applause

Um....

How about the Medieval Banquet resturant in St. Katharine's Dock

http://www.medievalbanquet.com/home.php

or the White Wedding Club at the The Dome at the Boston Arms, opposite Tufnell Park tube (cheesy music, fancy dress and a FREE wedding reception buffet!)

http://www.whiteweddingclub.com/

There is also of course brass rubbing at St Martin in The Fields

http://www2.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/page/visiting/brass.html

The "Ghost Bus" tour of Haunted London

http://www.theghostbustours.com/index.html

or, if you're a bit of a geek like me ( :loser: ), why not try attending a public lecture at any of the London Universities (although I find UCL and LSE the best, but I am biased as I'm alumni! Laughing )

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/events/


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Posted: Friday the 22nd May 2009 at 06:06:




Ok I am dating myself here but back when I lived in London (circa 1996-1997) Sega World in Piccadilly Circus was all the rage. I believe it is no longer with us (Like Harts the Grocer and Safeway)

Also here is an other even more Quirky thing to do in the capital...

Go to Marble Arch on a day when it is "Open". You can actually go inside the thing. There is a staircase that takes you into the heart of it and there is quite a bit of room to walk around.

 
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ORIGINAL: Jez the Yank

Ok I am dating myself here but back when I lived in London (circa 1996-1997) Sega World in Piccadilly Circus was all the rage. I believe it is no longer with us (Like Harts the Grocer and Safeway)


It's now much smaller and not near as good. Just two floors of arcades inside the Trocadero.


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And you used to pay one fee and have all the games free, unlike now.

Anyone remember when Nickelodeon had its studio in the Trocadero?! And the Alien live action thing?!

 
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Posted: Monday the 20th July 2009 at 12:35:




ahhh i love roller blading!! but the quirky thing i did in london was a shoot with my m8s as we felt like being kate moss for the day.. (haha yeh right!!) it actually turned out to be a mint day, had loads of shots taken then got a portfolio by the end of it..only for about 175 which alright..especially when being under 18 theres like NOTHING to do...!
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Posted: Tuesday the 21st July 2009 at 10:13:




ORIGINAL: krunchie frog

ORIGINAL: Jez the Yank

Ok I am dating myself here but back when I lived in London (circa 1996-1997) Sega World in Piccadilly Circus was all the rage. I believe it is no longer with us (Like Harts the Grocer and Safeway)


It's now much smaller and not near as good. Just two floors of arcades inside the Trocadero.


The Trocadero is so underwhelming now.

I miss the Pepsi Max drop


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Posted: Sunday the 6th November 2011 at 15:24:




I have very recently moved to London with my lovely girlfriend Sarah. We are loving the place and have already found some great silly things to do here! We have blogged some of these adventures which span from clubbing and live music to what we call extreme picnics. Please have a look and if you enjoy it why not send us a tweet Happy

Amazing live music for FREEEEE:
http://www.iamnotabeggar.com/2011/11/performing-open-mic-in-london.html

An amazing club night you should really check out:
http://www.iamnotabeggar.com/2011/10/juggling-in-london.html

Our adventure extreme picnicing
http://www.iamnotabeggar.com/2011/10/performing-on-south-bank-london.html

London parks are the best!
http://www.iamnotabeggar.com/2011/10/great-weekend-juggling-in-london-parks.html

Have an amazing time in this amazing City!

Love

James & Sarah

 
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