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4 Thrilling London Experiences You Really Need in Your Itinerary

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world and there’s more to this iconic capital than Big Ben and fish ‘n’ chips.

Here are a few thrilling experiences you really need to plan into your London travel itinerary. 

Plan your trip around the Notting Hill Carnival

Plan your trip around the Notting Hill Carnival

One of the best times of year to visit London is in the summer. And, more specifically, the last bank holiday in August. It’s when the world-renowned Notting Hill Carnival takes place, and it’s one of the most thrilling experiences you can enjoy while in London. The Notting Hill Carnival is effectively Europe’s biggest street party, and something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime if they get the opportunity to do so. Music, dancing, and food, as well as parades, make the carnival what it is across the bank holiday weekend.

Get your dancing shoes on at Fabric

Get your dancing shoes on at Fabric

The nightlife in London is very much unrivalled, and Fabric, formerly a meat factory is arguably the most iconic venue in the city. It’s the mecca of drum ‘n’ bass, and while there have been several attempts to shut the place down, it’s still going strong to this day. Many will say if you haven’t experienced Fabric and the thrilling and action-packed atmosphere it delivers, you haven’t truly experienced London nightlife. And, the queues for entry, which tailback as far as Farringdon Station, prove it’s the place to be.

Enjoy some thrilling casino action

Enjoy some thrilling casino action

London, as a city, is one of the hotspots for casinos around the world. Many people flock to the area to enjoy high-quality gaming in the capital’s premier venues. The Grosvenor, Barracuda, and Palm Beach are all stellar establishments to experience the thrill of games such as three-card poker, roulette, blackjack and slots at, with excellent dining opportunities and drinks available on demand. Casino gaming creates a buzz like no other, and it represents the vibrant nature of the city itself. 

Climb to the top of the O2 Arena

Climb to the top of the O2 Arena

The O2 Arena began life as the iconic Millennium Dome. It was, of course, built to mark the year 2000, and since then it has undergone multiple changes. Now, like the O2 Arena, it regularly hosts live music and sporting events and is one of London’s premier venues. So, it’s worth checking out for that reason alone, especially if one of your favourite bands are playing, or there’s a night of boxing on show. 

However, people can take the thrill of the O2 to the next level by climbing the roof. It’s a 52-metre climb to the summit, but once there, climbers will be able to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of London, in what is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.


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