If you have recently relocated to the great city of London, you have probably already immersed yourself in the amazing landmarks that stand over the city like giants watching out for her safety. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Eye, and others have surely inspired you and provided you with some wonderful and educational excursions.
Even if you have lived in London homes for some time, we believe we have several treasures which you are unaware of and that will make for some adventurous days of exploration ahead. Check out the following fun spots and see if you have been there or not.
Walkways beneath the Thames
You have probably bussed, strolled, taxied, or driven all along the Thames River. However, did you know that there are two foot tunnels running under the mighty Thames? Constructed in the early 1900s, The Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels were made to give another means of access across the river to dock workers who often missed the ferry.
Both tunnels are open 24 hours a day, but the Greenwich Tunnel is used far more due to its larger selection of sites. This tunnel passes between Island Gardens and Cutty Sark Gardens. The Woolwich Tunnel connects North Woolwich with the Woolwich Docks.
Finnish Church Sauna
There is more than worship that goes on at Rotherhithe’s Finnish Church. Besides admiring beautiful architecture, you can also get away from London homes and buy Scandinavian food from the onsite shop and take a refreshing dip in their traditional Scandinavian wooden sauna.
There are two types of bookings for the sauna. You can either book a private session or a communal session with other people. Just keep in mind that the church only permits separate sessions for men and women which kind of dampens romantic plans with a significant other. Any hoo…
Science with an Adult Twist
If you are a science buff, or just someone who would get a kick out of experiencing science in a completely different way, then the Dana Centre is the place to visit. Here you can enjoy a night away from London homes exploring contemporary science via coded messages, riveting debates, exotic cat walks, and stand-up comedians.
There is an onsite bar and café where you can get food and drinks while enjoying any of a variety of shows, most of which are free. However, these events are adult-only so leave the kids at your London homes!
The Mystic Mayfair Castle at the End of Mount Row
That’s right! Berkeley Castle is tucked away from the prying eyes of most passing citizens due to its secluded location. To find this hidden treasure, go north on Davies Street from Berkeley Square until you come upon a small alleyway named Mount Row. A small distance up that alley sits a medieval five bedroom stone building with a gothic doorway that used to be a hunting lodge for the elitists back in the early 1900s.
This mini-castle was owned by Sigmund Freud’s great-grandson PR Honcho until 2009 when he sold it for £4.3 million. Due to its out-of-the-way location, the Berkeley Castle remains a most desired getaway choice for the rich and famous with folks like Paula Yates, Michael Hutchence, and Cher all staying within its walls at one point. You can’t actually enter since it’s one of the many private and mysterious London homes in the city, but it’s still fun to stand outside, behold its beauty, snap some photos, and soak in the celebrity vibes.
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