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Unusual Events in London this Spring

| Holidays, Special Events | 19/04/2012

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Take a trip to some of the most unusual events held in the capital!

When it comes to going out to an event, what usually comes to mind first? Something to do with Arts & Crafts, Sports, Music or Food. After you’ve taken a turn on all of these categories, there’s usually nothing left. That’s where we come in. Ever thought of trying something a little different or unusual? Take a look at some of the events that we think you should take a trip to.

Bedtime Stories at 40 Winks

Ever missed out on those good old bedtime stories before you rest your head? The 40 Winks hosts a special event called Bedtime Stories. Held specifically for adults, enjoy a good story just ahead of bedtime at one of the oldest homes in London – owned by David Carter. Professional storytellers are on hand to captivate you into dreamland right before slumber. Held between February and May this year, make a reservation at the 40 Winks now and don’t forget your Pyjamas. It’s compulsory!


Address – 109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London, E1 4UJ
Nearest Underground Station – Stepney Green Station
Contact No. – 0207 790 0259
E-Mail –

Live Tudor Cookery at London’s Hampton Court Palace

Want to learn how people cooked back in the Tudor times? Then put away your modern day cookbooks, plug out your microwave and head down to the Live Tudor cookery show at the Hampton Court Palace. Watch as their team of history chefs prepare a feast fit for a Tudor King in front of your very eyes. Leave with a bit of historical knowledge and ideas to try out in your modern kitchen. The upcoming dates fro the next events are as follows:

5th – 7th May 2012
2nd – 5th June 2012
7th – 8th July 2012
4th – 5th August 2012
25th – 27th August 2012
1st – 2nd September 2012
6th – 7th October 2012
3th – 4th Nov 2012
1st – 2nd Dec 2012
27th Dec 2012 – 1st Jan 2013

Ticket prices for the Hampton Court Palace are £14.40 for adults, £12.0 for concessions and £7.20 for children.


Address – Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Nearest Underground Station – Kingston
Contact No. – 0844 482 7777/(0)20 3166 6000

Pyjama Party at the Prince Charles

Staying on the theme of bedtime, why not enjoy a good film in your Pyjamas? The Prince Charles Cinema are holding their very own pyjama party  on the 2nd June. Held in Leicester Square, the films that will be featured during the marathon will include Empire Records, Clueless, Mean Girls, 10 Things I Hate About You, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Reality Bites, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and more. Tickets cost £20 – £25 and the event is set to start at 9:30pm. Visit the website for more information.


Address – 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
Nearest Underground Station – Leicester Square
Contact No. – 020 7494 3654

Animal Inside Out Exhibiton at The Natural History Museum

To get the kids involved you can always visit the Animal Inside Out Exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Taking place until mid September, you can discover what lays beneath the skin of animals and learn about their bodily functions. The event will include a range of  animal exhibits and events on animal anatomy. Ticket are priced at £9 for adults and £6 for children and concessions. Visit the website for more information about the event and what you can expect.


Address – Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Nearest Underground Station – South Kensington
Contact No. – 020 7942 5000

Try something more unusual on your next day out and make it one to remember.

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