If you’re looking for something unusual to do in London, there is no better time to visit then the end of summer, when you can start to feel a chill in the air and everyone’s gearing up for the most haunted night of the year. The big autumn festival is, of course, Halloween, but not everything has to come under the banner of being terrible and spooky to be unusual.
If you happen to be staying at Park Grand Kensington London, you’ll be aware of some of the great things happening in the capital city already. There are even more where they came from though – especially if you’re looking for something to do that is a little unusual. Try our round up for size…
Explore a house you’re not allowed into
September sees Open Houses London appear again, one of the weirdest festivals that you will have ever been to. It’s all about sneaking into places you wouldn’t normally be allowed into, but for the weekend of the 16 and 17 September, these houses are throwing their doors wide open to the public.
Homes you might want a glimpse inside include Vex, the curvaceous and kooky house which is the product of an architect and experimental musician to see what they could come up with. You might also get a look inside Grade II-listed private homes, complete with tours and snippets of enticing anecdotes. Over all 30 London boroughs are covered but, why not find the ones closest to Park Grand Kensington London?
Wail some opera at the V&A
The Victoria and Albert museum is taking a look at one of the least visual mediums – opera singing. From its roots in Renaissance Italy to the modern productions performed today by blockbuster stars at the Royal Opera House, opera has always been a lavish affair. If you thought all opera was about older, larger ladies singing the roles of young slim boys who are disguised as girls and vice versa, think again—the seven case studies here will certainly change your mind.
On until February 2018, why not see if you have what it takes to be an opera singer? Just don’t practice too loudly when you’re back at the Park Grand Kensington London.
Laugh it out
Get up early from your room at the Park Grand Kensington London and head down to Hampstead Heath to start your first session of laughter yoga! Held during the first Sunday of the month in Dartmouth Park, get ready to make all your troubles float away as you let tension out with a few big belly laughs. Participants who have tried it have said it makes them feel like they’re a kid again, and that everyone who runs it made them feel comfortable.
From 11am, with donations welcome, why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing but some giggles to lose.
Ride the Mail Rail
Did you know that, hidden under London’s bustling city, there is a network of tunnels that were once used as a secret railway for the British Postal Service? It was considered such a big secret that the Rosetta Stone was even kept here for a time. Well, opening in September, passengers will get to ride the Mail Rail for the first time ever.
The Mail Rail used to carry four million letters a day from Paddington to Whitechapel, but was closed in 2003. Here’s your chance to see the tunnels open again!