Must-Visit London Curiosities Featured

For an evening of mystery, revelry and intrigue, be sure to visit these London boutiques, bars, nightclubs, and self-described concept spaces.

Trapeze Bar

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Inspired by the nearby National Centre for Circus Arts, the Trapeze Bar has the look and feel of a circus. Candy-striped columns, circus tent streamers, disco lights, and themed posters provide a backdrop for an ever-changing performance made up of music, food, drinks, and entertainment. Be prepared for a different experience each time you visit. If you stop by on a Tuesday, there might be an ongoing DJ dance party while Wednesday could be burgers and chill. On Friday the bar might host an energetic end of the week dance off whereas Saturday would be an all-night karaoke. The bar also offers birthday and drink packages--some of which come with sparkles and confetti. Full of energy, life, and pizzazz, there is always something happening here. So step right up, and enjoy an interesting and unique evening in London. 

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The BOX

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Mysterious, glamourous, and filled with intrigue, the BOX is a modern, edgy, cabaret nightclub, self-described as a "Theatre of Varieties." If you choose to visit, be prepared for burlesque stage performances and cabaret acts that push comfort zones and explore the meaning of sensuality. Walking into the BOX places you in the footsteps of Prince Harry, Emma Watson, Zara Phillips, Kate Moss, and many other A-list celebrities. With a penchant for pushing boundaries and testing the meaning of sexual exploration, the BOX is quickly becoming known as one of London's trendiest nightclubs as well as an essential part of the Soho district's "it" scene. If you go, try the late night box burger and fries, or order a speciality drink from the bar. Remember, there are no regrets in the BOX.

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LN-CC

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The Late Night Chameleon Cafe (LN-CC), lies behind an unmarked, unassuming door. Easily missed, this unique and trendy shopping destination is one of London's must-visit locations. Meant to be a 3-D representation of the internet, LN-CC is an always-evolving concept space that morphs and changes depending on the different fashion trends. LN-CC has difficult-to-find fashion items, collections by top designers such as Vetements, Alyx, Fendi, and Y-3 as well as other pieces. Along with the fashion offerings, LN-CC has a club, gallery, and bookshop with hand-selected counter-culture books and magazines.

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Carousel

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A visit to a foreign country or a different city usually involves food, drink, and travel, so why not combine all three into one experience? The Templeton cousins started with this question when they first thought of Carousel, a restaurant that brings chefs from all over the world to cook, hosts various art exhibitions, and offers other engaging experiences. With three floors, a rotating schedule of events, and different resident chefs from all over the world, no two days at Carousel are ever the same. One evening, you might have a dinner of Mediterranian food prepared by an up-and-coming chef and then see a foreign film, while another night the menu might be a fusion of two cultures followed by a workshop on cookie decorating. Carousel, like its name suggests, is a magical ride into a whimsical and fantastical world of food, art, and culture.

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For more ideas on how to Do, Dine and Spend in London and beyond, visit our Destinations pages.