Unusual London Attractions

Which are London's best unusual attractions?  February 26, 2015 – 01:01 am
Which are London s best unusual attractions? - Telegraph

Sophie Campbell, Telegraph Travel's London expert and a Blue Badge guide, replied:

Grab a copy of ‘Eccentric London’, published by Bradt Guides, which is full of bonkers things to do Have you ever been to the Operating Theatre in Southwark (just near Borough Market)? It’s mad: a herb garret with the oldest operating table in Europe, it claims, worth it just for the climb up the winding stairs It’s difficult to beat Sir John Soane's Museum ( in Lincoln’s Inn Fields for a jumble of classical artefacts, and Dennis Severs' House, for candlelit tours of an authentically decorated 18th century Spitalfields property, which reminds you why it’s great to be living in the 21st Century. Finally, look up the Rotherhithe Tunnel website ( for great underground events, from recitals to banquets.

Zoe Craig from Visit London replied:

Dennis Severs' House is really eccentric, Sophie's right. It’s just like walking through a house that was abandoned in the middle of an ordinary day in 1800s. It smells (!) and has a really odd atmosphere. Book a tour, and you’ll take a silent, dimly lit walk around what really feels like another era. I think Mr Severs was certainly a true London eccentric, and it’s great to be able to walk into his odd, fantasy world. It’s one of those unforgettable London experiences.

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