If you enjoy the unusual and underground then London can be as alternative as you want it to be. In fact there are many aspects of the capital that pride themselves on offering remarkable experiences that are a far cry from mainstream entertainment, and none more so that London’s dynamic gastronomic scene.
If your trip to the capital comes with aspirations to wine and dine in an unusual setting then take a look at the following alternative London dining experiences.
Sunday Jazz Cruise
What could be a more adventurous way to diverge from you regular eating habits than embarking on a Sunday lunch jazz cruise on the River Thames? Sit back and relax whilst listening to renditions of George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and other famous types, as the live jazz band accompanies you downstream and your three-course diner is served.
Dine with King Henry V111 at a Medieval Banquet
Just two minutes walk away from the Tower of London there is a place where you can dine in a unique and unforgettable manner. Wine and dine down in vaulted cellars at St Katherine’s Dock whilst enjoying in the company of musicians, magicians, knights, jugglers, jesters, dancing wenches and King Henry V111himself!
Feast on a robust and wholesome four-course meal, washed down with ale or wine, served to you by one of the wenches, accompanied by music from the medieval and renaissance periods.
Dining at a King Henry V11 medieval banquet is a great experience and is appropriate for all ages.
All the food at this grand banquet is cooked with fresh ingredients and ale and wine are included in the price. Adult tickets are around £50 and children’s are £30. You can however, buy a family ticket, which includes two adults and two children for £110.
Dans Le Noir (In the dark), Clerkenwell Green
Now this alternative London dining experience certainly takes some beating in the novel stakes, as guests eat their food in pitch black conditions!
The idea behind this wholly alternative dining gesture is that other senses, such as smell and taste, are greatly enhanced when you are effectively blind.
The Dans Le Noir restaurant, which can be found at Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon is based on international food, which is bursting with exquisite flavour.
Prices start at around £50 for adults and increases if you have a window seat and wine – An utterly unique London dining experience!