Cheap But Cool Places To Go In London
On a budget and want cool places to go in London? Make your money go further with these 5 ideas for cheap but cool places to go in London that are off the beaten track.
Cool Location 1: Swingers Crazy Golf
At the foot of The Gherkin, exists a fun place which many enjoy called Swingers. Swingers London offers its guests 18 holes of insanely creative mini golf games and despite it being tucked away in a set of buildings , it’s supposedly bigger than some actual golf courses.
Cool Location 2: Stroll Along The Riverside Walkways
Visit the Thames Barrier Information Centre to find out about the past, present and future of this structure and its vital function in preventing flooding in London. Opened by the Queen in 1984, the Thames Barrier cost £500 million to build and spans 520m (1,706ft) across the river Thames at Woolwich Reach, in south-east London. The barrier stops tidal surges from flooding large parts of London, as well as during periods of high flow in Teddington Weir.
Cool Location 3: 02 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton is an internationally renowned award winning concert venue hosting live music, club nights, comedy shows and more with visitors travelling from all over the world. The venue has hosted legendary performances and the stage has seen an incredible line-up of artists over the years. Playing here has become a rite of passage for musicians and a goal amongst many, with first headline shows at the venue marking a career-defining moment. Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, the list is endless and O2 Academy Brixton continues to be one of the most celebrated venues in the UK and worldwide.
Cool Location 4: Visit The Former Home Of Two Talented Musicians
Discover the former home of two talented musicians with Handel & Hendrix in London.
Handel House Museum was home to George Frideric Handel until his death in 1759. It was here that Handel composed ‘Messiah’, ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’. The Museum is the perfect place to learn about Handel’s life, music and 18th century London, with its restored Georgian interiors. Today visitors can enjoy regular live music, special exhibitions and other public events. The adjoining house, number 23, was Jimi Hendrix’s London home and now open to visit. His bedroom has been carefully restored to hark back to 1969, the time when he occupied the flat, and there will also be a permanent Hendrix exhibition.
Cool Location 5: London Cocktail Club
Sip on drinks in surroundings that take inspiration from classic Savile Row tailors at London Cocktail Club’s Monument. The basement bar pays tribute to its former life as a traditional men’s suit shop. It’s filled with suited mannequins and taxidermy , designed in collaboration with ASOS and costume designer Ellan Parry.
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