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7 Fun and Unique Things To Do in London – Recommended by Best in London

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London has endless activities to offer, from traditional tourist attractions to hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these 7 exciting and unique activities will surely add some fun and adventure to your London experience.

1. Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market: Experience the vibrant and bustling atmosphere at Columbia Road Flower Market, where you can see (and buy) colorful and exotic flowers, plants, and foliage.

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ADDRESS Columbia Road, E2 7RG
OPERATING HOURS Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: 8 AM–2 PM
COST Free entry
TIPS Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy live music by local artists. Don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee from one of the nearby cozy cafes.
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2. Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum: Discover the impressive interiors and art collections of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton in his former residence.

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ADDRESS12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–5:30 PM
COST £9 for adults, free for children under 18
TIPSDon’t miss the stunning Arab Hall with its beautiful gold mosaic tiles and intricate Islamic design.
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3. Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market: Indulge in a culinary adventure under the railway arches at Maltby Street Market, home to a diverse array of artisan food and drink vendors.

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ADDRESS Rope Walk, SE1 3PA
OPERATING HOURS Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed Friday: 5:30–9 PM Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM Sunday: 11 AM–4 PM
COST Free entry
TIPS Try a scrumptious Bad Brownie or Little Bird Gin; visit on weekends as it’s only open Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (11-4).
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4. Kayaking on the River Thames

Kayaking on the River Thames: Paddle through the heart of London and visit iconic landmarks while enjoying a unique perspective from your kayak.

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ADDRESSChelsea Bridge to Tower Bridge
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 9 AM–5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM–5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM–5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM–5 PM
Friday: 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM–5 PM
COSTFrom £49 per person
TIPSBook with a reputable company such as London Kayak Tours; no kayaking experience is necessary.
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5. Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery: Walk among the Victorian Gothic and Egyptian Revival-style tombs in this atmospheric cemetery, resting place of famous figures such as Karl Marx, George Eliot, and Douglas Adams.

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ADDRESSSwain’s Lane, N6 6PJ
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 10 AM–4 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–4 PM
Friday: 10 AM–4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–4 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–4 PM
COST £4 for the East Cemetery self-guided tour, £12 for a guided tour of the West Cemetery
TIPSGuided tours run several times a day, so arrive early to secure your spot.
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6.God's Own Junkyard

God’s Own Junkyard: Explore a dazzling collection of vintage neon signs, disco balls, and fairground lights at this offbeat museum and gallery.

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ADDRESSUnit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, E17 9HQ
OPERATING HOURSMonday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM–6 PM
COSTFree entry
TIPSLimited opening hours – only open Friday (11-9), Saturday (11-9), and Sunday (11-6); don’t miss “The Rolling Scones” cafe.
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7. The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret: Step back in time while visiting one of the oldest surviving operating theatres in the world.

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ADDRESS9a St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
OPERATING HOURSMonday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:30 AM–5 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM–5 PM
COST£6.50 for adults, £3.50 for children
TIPSClimb the narrow, steep staircase to the top for a stunning view of the historic theatre.
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