Top Things to do when Visiting London
London is one of the most visited cities in the world – in 2015 it attracted a whopping 31.5 million tourists from the UK and across the globe, breaking previous records. As one of the world’s largest cities there’s a lot to see and do, so how do holidaymakers decide what to include in their trip? There are hundreds of attractions to choose from including museums, historical landmarks, official buildings and inner city parks.
The UK’s capital has its fair share of sightseeing spots, but like many other cities there are also many tourist traps you can leave out of the itinerary. If you’re looking for fun things to do in London, which are a bit out of the ordinary, then take a look at our list below. It’s not your average London itinerary!
The View from the Shard
There are many places you can visit for amazing views of the city, but none quite compare to the Shard. London’s highest viewing platform looks a bit strange from the outside – but we promise the views from the top are worth venturing inside for! Check out the website for exclusive events on the skydeck such as silent discos and yoga classes.
Night at the Museum
London has more than enough world class museums, so it can often be tricky deciding which ones are worth the visit if you only have a few days to experience the city. We suggest doing something slightly different – staying overnight at one of the world’s most interesting museums! The Natural History Museum, which features cool dinosaur fossils, opens up its doors for a sleepover once a month and it’s suitable for the whole family.
Escape Room Experience
Regardless of the time of year, you should always be prepared for a bit of rain. Put together a list of indoor activities you’ll be able to do if you experience bad weather. One of the most fun things to do as part of a group is take on London’s finest escape rooms at Omescape. You’ll have one hour to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape and solve an elusive mystery. Omescape also offers one of the world’s first VR group gaming experiences.
Churchill War Rooms
All history buffs should visit the War Rooms, nestled behind Downing Street and Parliament Square. Go back in time to the Second Wold War and imagine the Prime Minister and his cabinet here, secretly receiving intelligence and giving orders in relation to the battles fought.
Omescape’s Escape Games
As mentioned, one of the best group activities you can do in London is to experience an escape room or VR escape game. Choose from an array of options offering unique adventures at Omescape London.
Our escape room, the Kingdom of Cats, is set in a fantasy world inhabited by huge felines and other creatures ruled by King Jasper. You’ll be transported to this otherworldly place the moment you enter the room. Sentenced to death by a thousand scratches after the king discovers your intrusion into his realm, you and your group have an hour in which to enlist the help of friendly creatures, find clues, and solve the puzzles that hold the key to your freedom.
Choose our VR escape or shooter games for a an immersive, free-roam experience you won’t forget. Thanks to our partnership with the best VR studios, we offer cutting-edge wireless technology that places you and your group in realistic settings where you can fight zombies, blast ghosts, find clues, and solve puzzles.
Our VR escape games include Eclipse, Ascenders, the Corsair’s Curse, Huxley, Huxley 2, and Lunarscape. In Eclipse and Lunarscape, you can head into space, where you and your group need to complete rescue missions. Ascenders transports you to a mysterious island where you’ll need to escape a ghastly fate. In the Corsair’s Curse, you and your team need to work across different spatial dimensions to break the curse of a ghostly pirate and escape with his treasure.
Huxley will send you and your group to the year 3007, where a machine apocalypse has wiped out all humanity. Can you find Huxley and reverse the apocalypse? Huxley 2 lets you pick up your father’s quest to find the source of infinite energy known as Huxley in a Victorian steampunk world. Temple Quest offers you chances to explore the ancient Air and Fire Temples for chances to find legendary treasures.
Whether you want to combat zombies in a sweltering desert or a frozen, post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, defeat the undead or face other challenges in mini games, or blast ghosts in a haunted manor, you’ll find the perfect options here at Omescape. Simply choose your adventure and start shooting to survive!
A lot of London attractions get booked up in advance year round, so be sure to book ahead!