10 super fun non touristy things to do in and around London
Boasting a fascinating history, one of the world’s best music scenes, and perfect sightseeing attractions, it’s no wonder the UK is such a popular destination among travelers. From the vibrant city of London to quaint villages of the quiet countryside, there’s bound to be something to delight even the most seasoned of travelers. A great way to discover its panoramic landscapes is to travel by bus. View our Complete Guide to Bus Travel in the UK to discover more travel tips.
Planning a trip to London? Gaël, fresh off the Montreal-bound boat after 6 years in London, shares a few tips on having fun doing non-touristy things London.
1- Have a non-touristy barbecue in London Fields
2- Take a non-touristy dip in one of Hampsted Heath’s ponds
3- Stroll through non-mainstream Goldborne Road Market
4- Ponce it up at the touristic alternative Westbourne in Notting Hill
5- Rent a barge and float along Regent’s Canal – Something most tourists won’t even dare
6- Have brunch at the Columbia Road flower market
7- Day trip 2: Go for a day trip along the Jurassic Coast
8- Day trip 1: Walk along the white cliffs of Dover
9- Go to a music festival… any festival!
10- Obligatory: go to the pub(s)