Explore London Alternatively
We’re all well aware of the infamous attractions London has to offer. From the Houses of Parliament to the British History Museum, London Eye and a countless other sites, it’s fairly obvious what London’s big guns are. Less obvious however, are the range of alternative tourist attractions that are arguably more enjoyable than the main spots, and tell a deeper story of what the capital of Britain truly has to offer.
Venn Street Market
Venn Street has been spectacularly redeveloped since the summer of 2011 and now hosts a fantastic weekly food market boasting organic and biodynamic meats, eggs and oats, fresh organic fruit and veg and the now infamous Yam the Cassava, a food stall selling delicious hot Creole cuisine.
The Sunday market includes food, crafts and plants and is a must visit by all real food lovers visiting or living in London.
Kitty and the Bulldog: Lolita Fashion and the Influence of Britain
We all know about the prestige of London’s fashion circuit. What is less known is how British fashion has influenced Japan’s ‘Lolita’ style. Based on a preoccupation with cuteness or kawaii, Lolita fashion takes strong influence from Victorian, Punk and Gothic fashion.
Kitty and the Bulldog’s exhibition displays the relationship between British and Lolita fashion, focusing on the period of 1990 to 2000.
An art exhibition displaying quite possibly the most fun game ever invented has always been long overdue. The wacky world of crazy golf is represented in this fantastic exhibition, displaying not just the joys of the game but also the creativity of British art.
Chiswick House is a romantic 18th-century villa and gardens evoking classical Italian themes. It was designed by Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Burlington and boasts a beautiful display of the Earl’s painting collection and the spot where the Earl and his family lived. A great place to enjoy with your partner.
There are a plethora of reasons why Kempton Park is a brilliant place to visit. First and foremost it is one of the world’s most infamous horseracing grounds and there are few – if any – better places to catch a good old fashioned horse race.
Secondly, Kempton Park boasts some great markets on weekends and throughout the week which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and types.
Thirdly, from concerts to mascot racing Kempton Park also boasts a range of alternative activities and attractions for tourists to enjoy.