The Wonderfully Weird London

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by in Europe Travel

Odd twists on bingo, fashion fairs, and movie nights

Odd twists on bingo, fashion fairs, and movie nights

As one of the top visited cities in the world, London’s charm appears to have not dwindled through the years. According to the official statistics presented by VisitBritain in terms of Inbound Tourism, from the years 2002 to 2012, the number of tourist visits increased from 24,180,00 to 31,084,000, or almost seven million. But what makes this urban metropolis inviting, besides its typical historical landmarks?

Other nationalities have assumed that locals prefer traditional activities like taking afternoon tea, but Londoners are much more than that. Since the city is a melting pot of cultures, there’s an increase in activities that others might see as odd, but locals seem not to to get enough of.

Musical Bingo

Musicphiles and gaming fans who are regulars of movethat, foxybingo, and the Indie Music Bus, are thrilled to learn that these two entertaining interests are both seen in Musical Bingo by Jonny Wright. Cards are formatted similarly to the 75 ball game that is seen on the online portal, [foxybingo]. Instead of numbers being shouted out, songs are played instead. It’s the ultimate test for the ears and the eyes. Twists like “Multi Choice Mystery Boxes” and the “Killer Question” add more zing to what’s supposed to be a humdrum, normal bingo game night.

Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair

Annually held at the Chelsea Town Hall in King’s Road, this fashion meet boasts of troves of vintage clothes, shoes, bags, hats, and other accessories. Celebrities like Australian popstar Kylie Minogue and British supermodel Kate Moss were spotted in the fair. Minogue, became a worldwide musical phenomenon that popularized hits like “I Should Be So Lucky” and “Spinning Around.” Moss on the other hand, is the face of Topshop, CoverGirl, and Mango. With the chance of meeting antique-loving celebrities and fans of second-hand fashion, the Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair is an event you shouldn’t miss.

Rooftop Film Club

This club is perfect for movie fans who love watching films in an al fresco setting. With the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop cinema as the venue for their nightly flick fest, you can be able to appreciate the lovely night sky of the city, while you watch movies like “Back to the Future,” “Psycho,” 10 Things I Hate About You,” and other random picks by the club. For only £12.00 per screening, you and your friends can simply kick back and relax outdoors.

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One Response to “The Wonderfully Weird London”

  1. Lisa

    25. Jul, 2013

    Musical Bingo = one more reason I need to visit London. That just sounds like a blast!

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