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The 101 best things to do in London: @Drisk’s top 5

Posted at 5:45 pm, May 21, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Secret London

Following on from Luiz Hara’s top five, Drisk from ‘Obsessed with London‘ has jumped on board to share his top five favourite things to do in this fair city. If this leaves you wanting more, read his top five secret spots now…

1) Have a drink at Milk & Honey
As a city we’ve always been a little saddened by the fact we didn’t experience the joyous drinking occasions of prohibition, but with all the secret drinking dens popping up we’re certainly making up for it now. Milk & Honey hides behind a nondescript black door in Soho and, for members and those in-the-know (non-members can still book at certain times), serves quality drinks in a classic speakeasy setting.

2) Drink tea and watch a gig in a church-cum-music-venue
 Union Chapel was recently voted London’s best live music venue and with good reason; it shows a great variety of artists in a beautiful church setting. Being a church you can only drink alcohol in the bar area, but drinking tea while watching bands makes the experience all the more charming.

3) Window shop at Dover Street Market
The fashion concept store from Comme des Garçons’ designer Rei Kawakubo is sure to fill people with wonder and dread in equal measure. The shop itself is amazing and filled with wonderful clothes, but the prices may make you swallow hard – in which case retire to Rose Bakery on the top floor and allow yourself to daydream.

4) Visit the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is one of London’s most beautiful landmarks, both inside and out. And it’s well worth a visit, whether it’s for the behind-the-scenes tour, an opera or ballet. Those willing to stand can get tickets to see some of the world’s greatest performances for as little as £5.

5) Immerse Yourself in Cinema
For film fans, Secret Cinema (despite no longer being all that secret) is a must, whether it’s donning a dressing gown in a ‘mental asylum’ for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ or your best oversized pinstripe suit and splurge gun for ‘Bugsy Malone’, there’s no finer cinematic event in London.

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