3 things you never knew you could do in London

Forget the sightseeing on the Thames, drinking in The Shard and taking a selfie outside Big Ben, think walking with dinosaurs, finding hidden gems and visiting the coolest bars. When it comes to visiting London, these are the things you really should be doing…

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    Walk with dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park

    Dinosaurs? In London? Yes, we know it’s a bit of a shocker, but all you have to do is swap that predictable trip to Oxford Street for a stroll through Crystal Palace Park and before you know it, you’ll have forgotten you were in London altogether. Filled to the brim with an array of Victorian dinosaur statues, Crystal Palace Park not only makes for a great day out with the kids, but the perfect photo opportunity too.

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    See the sights as you fly across London

    Forget the London eye, The Shard, or one of London’s gazillion rooftop bars, the best view of London can infact be seen from the comfort of a simple cable car. Originally built as a mode of public transport, the Emirates Air Line has fast become a sightseeing lover’s dream. You hardly ever have to queue, you’re allowed an entire car to yourself, and it only costs just over £6 for a round trip. If you’re looking for a cheap, but amazing date idea, we think this could be it!

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    Watch the sunset over London at the Golden Bee

    If there’s one thing everyone loves in London come summer, it’s the wide array of rooftop bars that begin to open. We recommend getting a taste of the action by visiting the Golden Bee in Shoreditch. Not only does it look like a tropical paradise thanks to its fine selection of palm-esque trees, but it also runs an incredible happy hour from Monday to Thursday where you can bag 2-4-1 cocktails amongst other great deals. All in all, a great way to see the summer sun setting over the beautiful London skyline, if you ask us.

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