4 of the Quirkiest Sights in London

September 21, 2016

If you’ve been in London for a while after settling into your new flatshare, you may have found that you’re spending too much time hanging around the same attractions or you might even be wondering what else London has to offer. The city is actually full of unique attractions that often are not in the guidebooks. Below, we cover some of the most unusual and quirkiest sights in London.

Puppet Theatre Barge

When you’re in the mood for a bit of whimsy, make your way over to Little Venice to visit the Puppet Theatre Barge. Since 1982, Movingstage has produced quality animation and marionette shows. The barge theatre, which seats 55 people, is moored here from October to July. In August, it moves to Richmond to continue the show.

Toilet Bars

In the mood for something truly unique? If so, try grabbing a cocktail at one of the city’s bars nestled in a former public lavatory. As surprising as it might be, these unique bars have become all the rage throughout London. So, the next time you’re in the mood to meet your mates for a drink, skip the local pub and head to one of these watering holes.

Hunterian Museum

Housing one of the oldest collections of pathological, zoological, and anatomical specimens in the United Kingdom, the Hunterian Museum is definitely one of the unique attractions in London. The collection housed in the museum is based on a collection assembled by surgeon and anatomist John Hunter during the 18th century. Exhibits housed in the museum include a 7ft 7-inch tall skeleton of an Irish giant, a collection of surgical instruments used in the 17th century, a giant sloth tooth, and Winston Churchill’s dentures.

Jeremy Bentham’s Skeleton

Even if you don’t know who Jeremy Bentham was, a philosopher and reformer, this is one of the most unusual sights in the city. Located in the main building of University College is a cabinet containing a fully clothed skeleton of Bentham. At one time, the cabinet contained his mummified body, but unfortunately, his corpse did not stand up to the test of time. The head in the cabinet is actually his skull covered in wax.

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