10 unusual places to visit in London
25 APRIL, 2018 CULTURE ALESSANDRA MAFFEI
COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET - OLD STREET UNDERGROUND STATION
One of London's most beautiful markets, Columbia Road overflows with plants and flora every Sunday. Discover different types of bulbs, herbs, shrubs, and flowers.
WELLCOME COLLECTION - EUSTON SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION
A free museum exploring health, life, and society. Hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, collections, live shows, and digital events.
DRAUGHTS - HAGGERSTON OVERGROUND STATION
London’s first board game café, with more than 500 games available for customers. Play old favourites like Articulate and Cranium as well as newer additions like Pandemic. Food, beer, wine, and soft drinks are available all day.
ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT - STRATFORD UNDERGROUND STATION
Descend the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide down the UK’s tallest public artwork. At the summit, there is an amazing 360-degree view of London and its immediate surroundings in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM - COVENT GARDEN UNDERGROUND STATION
This museum explores the link between transport and the growth of modern London, its culture and society since 1800. Learn about the iconic London red bus, and the world’s first underground steam train.
THE MONUMENT - MONUMENT UNDERGROUND STATION
A commemoration of the Great Fire of 1666. The Monument is 61 metres high – the exact distance between it and the site in Pudding Lane where the fire began. Climb all 311 of its steps and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of London from the top.
LADY DINAH’S CAT EMPORIUM - SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET OVERGROUND STATION
Meet a host of new cat friends in London’s first cat café- a calm and soothing setting that prides itself on responsible animal care practices. Visit Lady Dinah’s for a quiet afternoon tea or coffee, and various savoury and sweet treats.
QUEEN MARY'S GARDENS - REGENT’S PARK UNDERGROUND STATION
Named after the wife of King George V, Queen Mary’s Gardens opened to the public in 1932. It is home to around 12,000 roses, London's largest collection. To see the best blooms visit in the first few weeks of June.
Crystal Palace Dinosaurs - Penge West overground station
A collection of over 30 dinosaur statues created in the years around 1854. The first ever attempt anywhere in the world to model dinosaurs as full-scale, three-dimensional, active creatures. It is rumoured that Queen Victoria was fascinated by these statues.
FREUD MUSEUM LONDON - FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL OVERGROUND STATION
Visit the home of famed psychologist Sigmund Freud after his family escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.
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