When unique is good
You would imagine that such a big and populated city as London will never succeed to bore you, no matter how many places you will visit and re-visit. Well, you are right. If you will ever get bored of the attractions that everybody knows about, you still have lots of “hidden treasures” that will delight you. A good start would be The Hunterian Museum where you will find all kind of species of birds, insects and all sorts of animals. The most popular rooms are the ones that store specimens of human remains. In case you have a weak stomach, you should give this place a wide berth, but you will miss the fascinating adventures that await for you inside The Hunterian Museum.
You can also visit the Highgate Cemetery during regular business hours or arrange a guided tour of the West Cemetery. In the list of famous people that are buried here are included famous writers such as Douglas Adams and George Eliot, the father of modern communism and socialism – Karl Marx and also the scientist Michael Faraday.
If you ever wondered what is like to be a Tudor, you should definitely visit the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, which is a unique example of a surviving timber-framed hunt, still surrounded by its medieval royal hunting forest. The Hunting Lodge was built in the time of Henri VIII, in the year 1543 and nowadays it is open seven days a week for visitors that want to enjoy exhibitions related to the fascinating Tudor history.
Dennis Severs’s House is a kind of time capsule attraction where the visitors are immersed in a very unique form of theatre. It has 10 rooms and each of them was made to recreate snapshots of life in Spitalfields between 1724 and 1914. An escorted tour of the House will take you through the cellar, kitchen, smoking room, dining room and then upstairs, to where the bedrooms are. With burning candles and scattered objects scattered all around, it feels as though the inhabitants had deserted the rooms only moments before.
Something else that is not so well known about London is the home of a moving animatronic statue. The statue is being located in Sumner Street, where there is a large plinth about 8 feet (244 centimeters) high with a statue of a man dressed in a black suit, holding a paint brush in his hand. This statue is able to follow your hand movements as you raise or lower your arms.
If you ever wondered which is the smallest house in London, you will find out now that it is located on Hyde Park Place and it is 3 feet 6 inches wide (around 107 centimeters). The house was built in 1805 and, unfortunately, it was damaged in 1941 by a bomb. The only tenant of this small building was a man named Lewis Grant Wallace.
With so many places to visit, with so many things to see, you can be sure that London will always remain a magnificent town with countless attractions.