Heading to London? If you fly into Gatwick Airport, transfers into central London can be pre-booked online, and you’ll be whisked to your accommodation in no time and ready to start exploring.
Where to Go?
We all know the standard London sightseeing spots: the Tower, Big Ben, London Bridge and, of course, Buckingham Palace but if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, the city also has a quirky side if you know where to look. Here are just three easily accessible attractions you should plan to visit once you’ve settled in from your Gatwick Airport transfers.
While celebrity-spotting tours have been getting some high profile press recently, what is even more interesting are final resting places of some of the city’s late and great. Highgate Cemetery, containing over 53,000 graves is perhaps the most famous among these. Within this beautiful cemetery are the graves of Karl Marx, Douglas Adam, George Eliot, Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Beadle and plenty more. You can wander around yourself, or take a tour with a very knowledgeable guide. You may pass by Highgate Cemetery on your way to your accommodation on the Gatwick airport transfers, so ask your driver to point it out so you can return later.
The Strangest Clubs and Pubs
Looking for a different kind of pub experience? Head to East London and the Worship Street Whistling Shop, which is an underground bar with bartenders clad in waistcoats and sporting huge moustaches. Cellardoor, another unusual venue, used to be a public toilet, but is now a posh cabaret club, and you could also head to Goodge Street, where boisterous bartenders serve their elaborate cocktails in teapots. For the avid foodies, Ginger Line is a movable pop-up feast that occurs in secret locations along the London Overground; or check out London in the Sky, and enjoy a fabulous meal high above the city.
Nights at the Museum
Even if you arrive in late on the Gatwick airport transfers, you can still get some fun in before you go to bed! Several of Londons best museums are open at night (some even hold special evening events) and they are generally much quieter and easy to navigate at these times. The Science Museum has a special themed night tour every last Wednesday of the month, while the Natural History Museums night openings are on the last Friday of the month.
There are plenty of other, more off-the-beaten-track adventures to be had in London, you just need to keep your eyes and ears open.