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Miss the Queues and Visit Alternative London Attractions Instead

London is one of the world’s most visited travel destinations and the UK capital is filled with sights and attractions that tourists just have to see when they visit. These sights include the Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, Trafalgar Square, the National History Museum, the London Eye and so many more.

V9soting the city and exploring these sights is absolutely fine if that is what you want to do, but you will have to queue along with other tourists, this reducing the time you have to explore London.

Here are some alternative ideas for things to do and see for you to consider. They are fantastic alternatives to the must-see sights.

Duck Boat Tours
Chances are the sightseeing buses and river boats will be busy so why not book a Duck Boat Tour. Hop aboard one of the distinctive yellow vehicles and enter a world of amphibious travel. See some of the cities most talked about sights, learn interesting facts about London and be entertained with live commentary before you splashdown onto the river Thames.

The Duck Boat Tours are fantastic fun for everyone whether it’s with the kids, an activity with family or friends, a special occasion, corporate event or even a date.

The vehicles used were also used during WWII so they are a little bit quirky but allow you to see the city from completely different angles – by land and by water.

Go to the Dogs
Going for a night to the dogs can be great fun if you haven’t experienced it before. Wimbledon Stadium puts on a night of entertainment and action for a ‘night at the dogs’. You can dine in the stadium restaurant, party or entertain in the Private Boxes, or just enjoy a great night out Trackside in the Grandstand. Place a few bets on the greyhound racing but don’t take it too seriously as it’s supposed to be just for pure fun.

The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs
If the queues for the London Dungeons is just too long, around the corner is the lesser known alternative, The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs. This two part attraction is great fun for all ages and the queue are shorter.

Become a part of London’s gruesome history and travel back to an age of adventure, uncovering the dark secrets lurking beneath the haunted London Bridge. Laugh, scream and cheer your way through 2000 years of history. You will see, hear and even smell what London Bridge was like throughout the ages.


Come face to face with Queen Boadicea’s Iceni tribe and take on the Roman Army, hear tales of terror from the ties when Jack the Ripper and Ben Crouch lurked in the lanes and meet The Keeper of the Heads as he takes his newest victim to task before dispatching the body parts to the four corners of the country.

Experience medieval life first hand as you pass the Chapel of Thomas Beckett and onto the shop lined streets of London Bridge as the Great Fire of London takes hold and sweeps the city.

After all this you will enter the vortex and be taken back to The London Tombs. Hold tight to your friends and you make your way through the UKs scariest attraction. Face you worst fears, be it evil clowns or confined spaces. The nesting spiders will try to catch you in their web and the maniac butcher will want to add you to his collection of limbs.
Make your way past walls dripping in blood, squeeze through confined spaces and scream with terror as you meet unspeakable horrors in this myriad of doom.

This attraction is only a 10 minute Tube journey away from The Montcalm Brewery Hotel on Chiswell Street London if you travel from Moorgate Station to London Bridge Station.

Kew Palace
If Buckingham Palace is too busy with long queues then head to Kew Palace instead. This comparatively modest Palace was bestowed upon Queen Charlotte in 1761 by King George III when they were married. They never met before their wedding day, but lived a true fairy-tale lifestyle in Kew Palace and went on to have 15 children.

Highlights of Kew Palace include:
The Royal Kitchens – Explore the Royal Kitchens at Kew for the first time. Open the door to a lost space, left untouched sine Queen Charlotte’s death in 1818, to discover more about these historic Royal Kitchens, the servants who worked in them and Georgian culinary life.

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage – Tucked away in the South-West end of Kew Gardens is Queen Charlotte’s cottage. A hidden gem, it was used by the Royal family for rest and refreshments during walks.

Queen Charlotte’s Chair – Located in the Queen’s bedroom is the chair that Queen Charlotte was resting in when she died. Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria, said she wished the room to be kept as it had been during her grandmother’s lifetime.

Princess Bedrooms – A unique look into the bedrooms of the daughters of George III and Queen Charlotte, Princesses Elizabeth, Augusta and Amelia.

Madame Tussaud bust of George III – The wax head of King George III is a reproduction taken from an original mould kept in Madame Tussauds archive.

The Royal Artillery Museum
If you don’t want to stand in queues at the Imperial War Museum but find war history interesting then visit the alterative Royal Artillery Museum instead. It is located 40 minutes away from the hotels near Chiswell Street London if you travel via Tube from Moorgate Station but it is well worth the visit.

The Imperial War museum has an outstanding collection of interesting records from past wars and really is a fascinating place to visit but the Royal Artillery Museum is just as interesting with its sheer fire-power.

The Royal Artillery Museum’s multimedia exhibitions bring it right up to date and really give you a feel of what it must have been like in an old time battlefield.

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