london is a perfect binding of the past and the present, a city with so many places to visit that one couldn't find the time to view them all.
The capital of England - known for its red double decker buses, fabulous shopping and of course her majesty. Now, your everyday tourist would ram in all the well-known tourist attractions into their visit to London, such as Buckingham Palace and the royal guards, the London Eye, Big Ben, the O2, Tower Bridge… the list goes on! But what about London's hidden treasures? The unknown and unexpected sites of London - well look no further (except from this page!)
It may not be a traditional British meal, but have you ever eaten sushi off a naked lady? Sounds seductive… but believe it or not this exists and is known as 'Nyotaimori Dining.' The word 'Nyotaimori' means 'female body presentation' and is known as a traditional Japanese art of eating sushi off a naked female body. The restaurant is called Flash Sushi and is the first authentic Nyotaimori dining experience available in London, wouldn't it be great to go home and say "I ate sushi off a naked lady in London today" – don't knock it till you try it!
Keeping in with the Japanese theme, in London… There is an undiscovered but picturesque Japanese Garden located in Holland Park by Abbotsbury Road in West Kensington. The garden is called Kyoto Garden and was created in 1991 by Japanese artists to celebrate the Japanese festival. The garden is described as 'one of London's most tranquil spots.'
Ever heard of Ice climbing in London? Located in Covent Garden is a Saab ice wall. The unusual attraction is available for lessons including all equipment and an instructor or if you are already trained in ice climbing you can hire out the location and equipment if needed and spend your day chilling and climbing in the Saab ice wall.
Are you a keen gardener or landscaper? Or have an interest in fabulous and unusual gardens. The old roof garden and restaurant on Kensington high street is one of the largest roof gardens in Europe, boasting a huge 1.5 acres of fantastic themed gardens.
A great way to start your day in London is at The Antiques Market in Bermondsey. It is open every Friday 4am till 1pm whatever the weather. If you do take a trip down to this fabulous market be sure to find Jeff who runs an antiques jewellery store. Jeff has been a standing trader for 40 years, making him one of the longest standing traders. He will tell you all about the history of the market and will give you plenty of information about and questions and queries about jewellery. He has also had some major customers in he's time, including Dick Van Dyke, Shirley Bassey and Liza Minelli.
2012 has been a massive year for London with the Queens Diamond Jubilee, a celebration to mark an impressive 60 years of her reign. However, the real talk of the town is the London Olympics – In fact, talk of the world! But if you are not lucky enough to hold an Olympic ticket there are a number of free London Olympic experiences. Such as the women's marathon, the men's 20km and 50km race, the women's 20km race, men and women's cycling road race, men and women's time trial and also the men and women's triathlon. If you do have an Olympic ticket into the Olympic Stadium make sure you are sure to purchase a ticket to the Orbit. The Orbit is the tallest art structure in Britain at 115 metres high. You get 30 minutes to travel in the glass lift and go on to the platform to see amazing views over the Olympic Stadium and London itself. If you simply just wish to experience the buzz and atmosphere of the Olympics, the best thing you can do is to buy a ticket (day or evening ticket just £10) to the Olympic Stadium and just look around and appreciate the architecture.
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