5 Unique Experiences to Make the Most of Your London Holiday

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Are you looking for one-of-a-kind experiences in London that send you off the beaten track? Well, London is full of unique places and experiences that give the capital city its edge! Read on for some inspiration and discover the city from a new perspective!

Experience the Charm of Queen Mary's Rose Garden

Topping the list of the most unique places in London is the tranquil Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in Regent’s Park. The garden is home to the biggest collection of roses and is a floral haven that is sure to charm you with its beauty, The place is a testament to natural beauty and British culture and history, boasting over 12,000 roses! Take in the rich scents and sights of the plants here and for all Disney fans, you may even recognise Queen Mary's Rose Garden as a setting for a memorable scene in the classic film ‘101 Dalmatians’! Plan your visit now as you reserve a luxurious holiday experience, with your stay at the primely located Montcalm Hotel London, with contemporary rooms and state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the St Pancras Old Church

Claimed to be one of the oldest places of Christian worship in England, discover the fascinating St Pancras Old Church and its churchyard for an experience to remember. Over the years, the restoration work and the subsequent finds reveal how many eras have left their mark on this extraordinary church. You’ll be able to spot Roman tiles, Norman-style pillars, an altar stone from 625 AD, and even a sub-circular cemetery hinting towards Anglo-Saxon burials. Intriguing, isn’t it? The church has been described as ‘principally Tudor’ and is open to visitors throughout the week from 9.30 am to 3 and 5 pm. It has also been a music venue since 2011, hosting performances by emerging and established artists like Sam Smith and Jason Mraz!

Explore Sir John Soane’s Museum 

Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn is a repository of treasures, located only moments away from your luxe hotel Montcalm London City. The museum unveils the life and legacy of one of the greatest architects and collectors in London. See beautifully preserved works of art by John Soane and explore an extensive array of sculptures, furniture, paintings, and antiques spanning Medieval, Egyptian, and Classical influences. The extraordinary museum collection reflects the architect’s eclectic tastes and features art pieces by world-renowned artists like Hogarth, J.M.W Turner and Canaletto. You can explore the museum on your own or take the special ‘Highlights Tour’ for the best experience.

Spend Time in Nature at the Barbican Conservatory

The perfect place to spend an afternoon amidst nature and one of the best free places to explore in London, the Barbican Conservatory is a must-visit! It is one of the largest conservatories in the city and houses over 2000 varieties of plants and trees, and tranquil pools full of koi and terrapins to enchant you. Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax and soak in the urban forest appeal of this place. You can also take a guided tour of the conservatory if you’re looking to learn more about the plant species and dine in for a delicious meal at one of the premium restaurants near Finsbury Square to end your day right!

Admire the Wellington Arch

Representing Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon, you’ll find the Wellington Arch in the heart of royal London, where Hyde Park meets Green Park. The victory arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace and is crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe! Plan your visit to this incredible historic landmark and feast over the glorious panoramas of the city from its balconies. You can also explore the exhibition spaces, browse the speciality gift shop, and snap some great pictures to look back at!

Keep an eye out for the best London city hotel deals and immerse yourself in London’s rich history and culture with these exciting experiences!