Cool Things to Do in the City of London

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The city of London is a favorite destination for many tourists, even though the city offers many cool things that many tourists do not know. You can avoid the crowds and the higher ticket rates if you go for the unusual and less known things that are discussed below.

Explore Victorian Classroom

You can go back in time in the city of London and sit in a Victorian classroom in the Ragged School Museum. The museum runs an open house that is open to all, but it will be especially enjoyable to the kids. The open house is offered on the first Sunday of every month and the timing is from 02:00 PM and 09:00 PM.

Actors in full Victorian costumes will be conducting the classes with props like slate boards, dunce caps, and inkwells. Sessions usually extend for forty-five minutes and are offered on a first come first serve basis. There is no fee to attend the classes and even the school holiday activities are free.

Candlelit Treasures

You can indulge in a candlelight tour of the Sir John Soane’s Museum. The museum is located in Lincoln’s Inn Field and will be open for late night tours and views on the first Tuesday of every month. You will be astonished by the impressive collection of paintings, antiques and other objects displayed in the museum and will have a personal effect on you.

The place is a must go for romantic couples visiting the city of London and the spooky glow in the darkness will be much attractive. Usually, tours happen from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM. The museum works on first come first serve basis and about two hundred people in the 05.30 PM queue will be offered access.

Tower of London

For the last 700 years, the Tower of London has been the venue of the lantern lit ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ that take place every night. The ceremony is performed to secure the Crown jewels. The ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ is the oldest military ceremony in world history and involves interactions between the chief Yeoman Warder, the Yeoman Warder ‘Watchman’ and the members of the Tower of London Guard.

These interactions will last for about thirty-five minutes and you can watch the grand tradition free of charge, but due to the incredible popularity of the event, you may have to book tickets months in advance.