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Things to do in London | Without the Tourists

So you’ve done the popular museums, you’ve visited Covent Gardens and been to Leicester Square, now what? Here are The Best non-touristy things to do in London that we promise, you’ll love!


Take in the view from Alexandra Palace;

Looking for something free to fill up your day? Why not take the tube to Wood Green station; then from there you can either take in the sites as you walk up towards Alexandra Palace. Or catch a bus straight to the top although I highly recommend the walk. It is uphill, so make sure you have comfy shoes, but the view from the top rivals that from the London Eye; so it’s definitely worth it. Once you’ve taken in the view, before descending back down why not step inside the old building that is Alexandra Palace and see what’s on that day; from Ice Skating to craft fairs and conventions every day is different at Allie Pallie.

The Blues Kitchen

If you find yourself in Camden wanting a bite to eat, I highly recommend The Blues Kitchen; Located on Camden High Street. With its laid-back atmosphere, live music events on through the month and generous portions this is the best BBQ food in town. From BBQ ribs to a mix and match platter; there is something for every meat lover. I’d personally recommend their BBQ Pulled Pork…. yummy. It doesn’t stop there though. If you’re not a foodie but love a good beer then The Blues Kitchen is still worth a visit offering its wide range of craft ales and global lagers.

Photo from the Blue Kitchen Official Website

Discover new music in Camden;

If you’re a music lover and have a spare evening; have a wander down to Camden’s popular Koko venue and discover your new favourite band. Once known as The Camden Theatre; which staged popular acts in history such as Charlie Chaplin has now been transformed into a popular music venue. This stage has held the presence of music legends like Amy Winehouse; Madonna; The Rolling Stones; and more recently Ed Sheeran. Inside it’s like no other venue I’ve been in, they’ve kept it as close to the original layout as possible which gives it a unique feel that you can’t get at the O2, or other mainstream stadiums.

Things to do in London

Learn something new at The Grant Museum of Zoology;

Just around the corner from The British Museum lies a small university gem, The Grant Museum of Zoology. Despite being small this museum has a lot to offer, from skeletons to the specimen of rare and extinct animals. Not for the faint hearted as some displays are of those that have been part dissected, but all in the name of education and preservation. The Museum runs on donations and sponsorship so whilst it is a free visit, they do appreciate small donations and a quick note in their visitor’s book.

So which one appeals to you most?  The Grants Museum is on my list for a second visit, and The Blue’s Kitchen is a must whenever I’m in Camden. Whats on your list of non-touristy things to do in London? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you 🙂


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The best non touristy things to do in London

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  • michele h peterson

    22/06/2017 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the great suggestion on The Blues Kitchen …I barely listened to any music while in London so need to make up for lost time 🙂


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