Are you planning a night out in London but would prefer to do something more unique? Visitors to London tend to stick to the familiar tourist experiences but there’s so much more going on in the UK’s capital city. You can choose to spend a night watching a West End show, experience a live music event in the Albert Hall or enjoy London’s tourist attractions from the top of a double-decker bus, but if you’d rather spend the evening in a more unusual way, here are 5 options. Whether you’re staying in Shepherds Bush at the K West Hotel & Spa, or some other location, try one or more of the following ideas.
Paranormal Activity Tour
Visit any capital city and it’s bound to have some dark secrets. London is no different, and many consider it to be haunted, at least in parts. A guided walk and tour that’s a little different will take you around some of these places. You’ll be provided with various paranormal tools when you visit London’s largest execution site with its abandoned gaols. Who knows what or who you might encounter.
Old Skool Karaoke
Did you really think karaoke was dead? Believe it or not, it’s still alive and kicking at various locations across London. Karaoke first took off in the 90s, but it’s recently enjoyed somewhat of a revival, perhaps in part due to Lucky Voice venues in Brighton, Islington and Soho. The difference at these venues is that you get to dress up as well. If it helps your singing prowess to dress up in Elvis’s white jumpsuit or Britney’s famous schoolgirl outfit, then you might want to spend the evening at one of the venues.
Stay Overnight at London Zoo
London Zoo is a popular tourist destination during daylight hours, but many visitors choose to visit after normal hours. New lodges have been built and you can book an overnight experience in one of them. You might find it rather eye-opening to discover what goes on when visitors go home. Included in the price are 3 exclusive after-hours tours of the Zoo, stay in a private lodge, two-course buffet dinner and a full English breakfast.
Visit a Themed Cold War Bunker
Bunker 51 is located near north Greenwich and offers a range of different activities if you prefer your entertainment to be a little more unusual. Activities include Laser Tag, airsoft, paintball, live DJ and BBQ buffet.
Spend the Night in a Harry Potter Themed Bedroom
Everyone knows it’s all just fantasy but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming every now and again. There’s a hotel in London with rooms modelled on the Gryffindor bedrooms. For one night, or maybe longer, you’ll be able to feel like you’re a student at Hogwarts. Rooms include details such as stained-glass windows, four-poster beds, rotary phones, stone walls and vintage tapestries.
This is just a small selection of the unusual ways to spend an evening in London. When you’ve visited all the usual haunts, give one or two of them a try.