Published on : Saturday, October 16, 2021
London is a little wonder. Britain’s only capital city has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and fifty years after the Beatles, the country’s music scene still rocks.
Even people who have never been to the city can tell the major landmarks that make London famous. Who hasn’t heard the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge or the Buckingham Palace, but if you are seeking unusual or want to discover the other side of the city, then you should follow our steps.
An Incredible City
London becomes unbelievable city when it comes to its secret spots. The hidden gems of the city will show you a very different side and will surely fall in love with after you hectic work schedule. From its colourful neighbourhoods, quirky pubs and cafes to some of the breathtaking views here the offbeat paths lead to the tunnels of this magical city.
Inside Graffiti-Covered Tunnels
London has numerous underground tunnels which are very hard to believe its existence. These are known as Vaults or Waterloo Vaults. Now it becomes one of the most fascinating spots that hide many dark secrets than you think.
Located at the Leake Street at the backside of Waterloo Station, the Vaults allure with an awe-inspiring colourful graffiti tunnel. Surely a best venue for alternative lifestyle, the Vaults leads you to see London’s street art and quirky things.
Leake Street is just a 31 minutes drive from Excel London. WTM London (1-3 November) will be there making a most auspicious travel-trade show.
It is an ever-changing sight filled with graffiti artists repainting the walls which are truly carries out the social messages. It is open to public and can be visited at any time. Also to relax, you can also paint that will be an addition of your own masterpiece.
Exploring darkness: A Perfect Night Out
Traveling into a labyrinth of dark tunnels beneath the city doesn’t sound like the greatest night out. But all the tunnels are filled with theatre, comedy, dance, electric music, and all kinds of immersive events, it will be a unusual story. Waterloo Vaults is now the abode of VAULT Festival. This is hidden deep beneath Waterloo station, where the shrill noise of trains only adds to the underground atmosphere.
The VAULT is home of alternative arts. Its mission is to influence and connive, the embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.
Waterloo Vaults is city’s dwelling place for crazy, weird, and wonderful art scene. Imagine the Edinburgh Fringe, but underground and with fewer bagpipes, and get a sense of what happens down in the vaults.
Amateur comedians, jazz musicians new and inventive theatre, and immersive dining experiences offer you to loosen up at Waterloo Vaults. The network of rooms has seen some eccentric stuff over the years, and here you can also get an entry to informal life from formal boredom.
Waterloo Vaults also offers you a pub, named Vaulty Towers. The best time to visit Vaulty Towers is definitely on weekends.