The 2000 movie named Snatch described London as “Fish, chips, cup-o-tea, bad food, worst weather, Mary Poppins”. London has been subject to such stereotypes for a long, long while. But there is a lot more to London than just that. You don’t really have to visit and take photos in front of the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye or the Big Ben. Once you have booked your tickets on one of many Delhi to London flights, make your way through the busy Heathrow airport which caters to all the international traffic.
Fly directly to London and save money by booking Delhi to London flight a few months in advance. The UK has one of the finest road networks in the world so you can also take a bus from other cities to London and vice versa. The roads there offer amazing views of the English countryside. You can also take a train to commute within UK from London as the British rail network serves the population with frequent train services. There is a lot to do when you are in London that you perhaps wouldn’t know about.
Sleep next to lions at the Gir Lion Lodge
This is one experience that you will certainly remember. Located inside the London Zoo this lodge lets you sleep next to real life lions. The lodge is situated right next to the land of lions in the zoo. This place is ought to give you the feeling of being in “The Jungle Book”. This will surely be an experience of a lifetime. You can stay there and watch the lions from your room or you can ask the staff to arrange for a private guided tour around the animal enclosures post nightfall. The lodge also has a great number of facilities that you can avail during the stay.
Take a street art tour through London
The best way to explore a city like London is on foot. The city of London is covered with beautiful street art. No matter where you go, no matter how posh the locality is, you’ll always find some magnificent street-art waiting to be photographed. The big names like Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Banksy have their art painted on the walls in London. It will be a true visual treat to the eyes. Some of the street art in East London is also quite photo-worthy too.
Learn to make chocolate
There are many one-day chocolate making courses in London which you can take. London is famous all across the globe for its confectionery and baking skills. It is a good thing to acquire some of those while you are visiting the city. In case you are on a staycation for a month, then nothing like it. Enroll in some of the month-long chocolate making and baking courses and you will come out as a master baker at the end.
Enthrall yourself on a Jack the Ripper tour of Whitechapel
If you are a thrill-seeker, then this is something right up your alley. History buffs too will find this really exciting. This tour is hosted seven days a week and starts at 7:30 in the evening. You will be taken to the murder sites and spoken to about the incidents in gory details. If you have the appetite for it then this should definitely be on your list.
Fight the rapids at the Lee Valley White Water Center
This was the venue for the 2012 Olympics and is now open to the public. This is the ideal place to go to for getting an adrenaline rush. The place offers everything from white-water rafting, kayaking, and even canoeing. The best thing about this place is that it offers you a competition course with Olympic standards.