Ray’s 10 things to do in London for £10 and under

Sweeney Todd & Other Demons Walking Tour

Sweeney Todd Tour

The tail of Sweeney Todd has enthralled people ever since he has slashed his way onto the pages of London folklore in the 19th century. The tour is not only about Sweeney Todd, it’s also about all the other murderous characters from that period. Well worth going on and it finishes in a hunted pub no better place to end a tour all this and more on an Irish Rugby Tours tour.

 

Pineapple Dance Studios
Pineapple Dance Studio

Some us can dance and some of us have two left feet. So why not learn how to impress your team mates or partner by learning how to dance on an Irish Rugby Tours tour.  At the dance studio you can learn any type of dance you want to under professional tuition you might even get TV personality Louie Spence and you’ll be doing “strictly” very soon.

 

Rock & Sole Plaice Fish Shop

Rock and Sole Plaice fish shop

Choose from the likes of battered cod, haddock and plaice with freshly cooked golden chips and plenty of I love fish and chips and just moments from Covent Garden lies Rock & Sole Plaice fish & chip shop.  Since 1871 it has been frying up a storm using fresh ingredients and traditional techniques keeping all the locals and visitors happy in the area not bad on a Irish Rugby Tours tour.

 

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison was a real prison and built in 1144 was one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Situated Southwark which was associated with its raucous and unruly behaviour it was deemed the perfect location to build it. Over the 600 years it witnessed a remarkable amount of social and political change in England and housed many characters and sinners throughout its existence including debtors, heretics, drunkards, harlots and later religious adversaries. I’ve never been to prison but this is one I would to go to on my Irish Rugby Tours tour.

 

Camden Lock Market

Camden Market

Camden Lock Market is a haven.  It’s not just about the food and shops there though, it’s a proper little slice of London life.  The people, the atmosphere, the buskers – all of it makes Camden Market a thoroughly lovely place to wander around.  If you’re the sort of person who likes to get chatting to new people you’ll be in your element.  If you’re into your music you have to visit the Dr. Martens Boot Room where it gives the opportunity to new bands and solo artists to show off their talents.  You can even pop into the London Sound Academy and learn how to become a DJ, it’s a great place to visit and spend the day all this and more on a Irish Rugby Tours tour.

 

BBC London Proms

The London Proms

Hear a wide range of classical music in a season of informal concerts with the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and in venues across London.  Each year, the BBC Proms host two months of concerts over the summer, aiming to bring the finest classical music to as many people as possible at affordable prices and in an informal atmosphere.  From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music. The eight weeks of concerts culminate in the famous Last Night performances including BBC London Proms in the Park, full of chanting and quirky traditions what a blast on a Irish Rugby Tours tour.

 

London Lidos

London Lidos

St. Ann’s swimming pool in Westminster was my local but alas is no more but it’s great to see new pools and Lidos spring up across London from the purpose-built swimming pools of London Fields and Brockwell Park to the natural ponds at Hampstead Heath. It’s a great way to spend a summers day with the English sun on your back with Irish Rugby Tours.

 

Chin Chin Ice Cream Labs

Chin Chin Labs

Everyone loves ice cream especially me and we all know that the Italians make the best ice cream in the world but with science, ice cream is now taking a new step forward. Down at the Chin Chin Labs they now can perfectly concoct ice creams frozen with liquid nitrogen. Allow your mouth to water as you peruse a menu that changes weekly it really is mouth watering. They have 3 stores around London where you can pop in for a cone or tub, the Chin Chin Labs in Camden, the Desert Bar in Rotherhithe and the Chin Chin Club in Soho another bit of magic from Irish Rugby Tours.

Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret
Part of the herb Garret

 

 

 

Hidden in the roof of a church, the 300-year-old herb garret houses Britain’s only surviving 19th-century operating theatre. If your favourite film is Saw then this is a must for you.  Get an insight into what surgery was like in the pre-anaesthetics era at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret.  Discover the historic operating theatre, hidden at the top of an old church, and learn about past operating techniques and practices great bit of macabre fun on our Irish Rugby Tours tour to London.

 

Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music HallAs a young boy I used to watch BCC1s The Good Old Days where stars of the day would perform on stage wearing fashion of that period even the audience would turn up in costume too, so come and experience the world’s oldest and last surviving music hall. A guided tour around this grand hall offers a fascinating insight into Wilton’s Music Hall and London’s East End. The tour guide might just let you get up onto the stage to belt out a note or two all this on an Irish Rugby Tours tour.