When you are planning your tours and activities for that amazing trip to London, you want to be sure to indulge yourself with very authentic and unique things to do which will enrich you with the very British culture and this amazing city! So here we selected some tips of the best experiences in London 2019 to give you a hand when planning.
The nightlife in an alternative London pub crawl is one of the best experiences in London 2019 for those who visit the city and wish to take part in a group tour exploring history regated with a variety of drinks. Some pub crawl tours can even include a few “pub grubs”, so you can have a hint of some of the most traditional British gastronomy dishes. The most of the guides are highly professional, friendly and truly passionate about History and Beers. Those who are on a strict budget can experience the characteristic nightlife of London at a Pub Crawl Tour. Here, couples can easily find like-minded companions and for the single traveller also the London Pub Crawl is an ideal option. There’s also a Camden Pub Crawl in London which is one of the favourites for those who are in search of alternative nightlife as they can enjoy a few very well-known haunts in Camden having a few shots in each venue.
Many restaurants, hotels and tea rooms in London offer tea and snacks in the afternoon – a British well known tradition and delicious experience. The unique afternoon tea service provided by various restaurants and tea rooms has made the afternoon tea and snack sessions one among the best experiences in London 2019 for the visitors. The Orangery or the Pavilion at Kensington Palace (where supposedly the tradition begun) is one of my favourites with its sumptuous surroundings and its posh porcelain. The colourful Ham Yard Hotel of Tim and Kit Kemp serves tasteful afternoon tea in ceramic teacups and saucers designed by the artist. They change the snacks menu every week. The cucumber sandwiches, the beetroot tarts and the spring-onion croutons of this hotel are incredibly delicious. Sipping the Champagne tea on a Saturday afternoon at the Kettner’s Townhouse is also an indeed memorable experience. The customers can select their tea from a wide variety including fresh mint, jasmine, Earl Grey and more. At the Dean Street Townhouse, afternoon tea is served in the lounge. About ten varieties of Collet Brut Champagne are served in black-and-white Burleigh cup and saucer.
London is also very well known for its vibrant and amazing casinos. For those who visit London, there are plenty of options. Playing table and card games at The London Victoria Casino is certainly one of the best experiences in London 2019 for those who visit the city. The Aspers Casino in the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford provides a very relaxed atmosphere to those who want to enjoy gambling. The Palm Beach Casino is open round-the-clock and cash games are offered seven nights a week in Marylebone. Those who visit The Casino at the Empire are offered access to four luxury bars. And the nearby Hippodrome Casino is one of the best known especially because it is housed at its sumptuous victorian building in the prominent location near Leicester Square.
Comedy standup shows
Who said the British are not that funny? They truly are if you are good, especially when you are a lover of sarcasm, intelligent jokes… Comedy lovers who visit London make some time to watch the funniest shows by many artists. Dylan Moran’s comedy shows are about the absurdities of life and through his shows he shares his own interpretations of the world. Women comedians like Jenny Kassner, Chloe Green, Cally Beaton, Sophie Duker and Maisie Adam line-up in the comedy show “Hysterical Women”. A few venues which hosts some of the best comedy artists in London are The top Secret comedy club at Drury Lane, and the 99 club Leicester Square, located in Leicester Place.
Watch a musical in a theatre
Those who visit London seek to watch a musical in a theatre which is one of the most sought after and best experiences in London. “The Lion King” musical is performed at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End, The Prince Edward’s Theatre shows “Aladdin”, the “Thriller” – is live at the Lyric Theatre and “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria. Those are among the best theatre musicals in London. For a more traditional or classical taste there are also “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables” – both on show for a few decades in central London…
Some of the world’s best breweries are in London and those who recall their best experiences in London during their stay in here will not forget to include their brewery tours in London. There are tours to The Five Point Brewing Company conducted once every month. The visitors come to know about the company’s brew kit, understand how the beers are brewed and packed and also will have the opportunity to try the five different beers – Five Points Pale, Railway Porter, London Smoke, Hook Island Red and Five Points IPA. There’s also the tour to the Camden Town Brewery where visitors can see how the delicious range of beers that include Camden Hells Lager and Gentleman’s Wit are made. They are available pretty much every day of the week apart from Mondays and Wednesdays. The Wild Card Brewery also offer regular tours to a maximum of 8 guests at a time at selected dates. The visitors get the opportunity to learn the brewing process and how Wild Card Brewery is making their signature beers.
Wine testing is one among the best experiences in London for those who visit the city and of course are wine lovers. The visitors realise that there are a lot of things to learn about the world of wines. The visitors enjoy wine tasting at Berry Bros & Rudd located at St. James. Here wine tasting is followed by lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. The Winemakers’ Dinners at the Sky Garden in Fenchurch is a wine tasting event conducted by famous winemakers from different parts of the world. Winemakers Club, Cork & Bottle, Cavas de Gaucho, Copa de Cava and Vivat Bacchus are some of the best places for wine tasting in London.
A private premium Scotch testing event is one of the best experiences in London for the visitors. The visitors will find the brief introduction of Scotch whiskey production interesting as well as informative. They get the opportunity to know in detail about distillation, maturation, blending and many other aspects of whiskey production. At the end of the program the visitors get the chance to taste different styles of whiskey. Some of the best providers of this experiences are the East London Liquor Company’s distillery and the Whisky Tasting room and shop at the very authentic and exclusive Cadenhead’s.
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