10 Most Unique Experiences You Must Have In England - Updated 2021

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Melanie
Melanie 
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Speak of a trip to England and visions of Big Ben, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and fish and chips surely come to mind. Easily accessible to local and international travellers, England has plenty of sights to see and attractions to offer. After all, London is the capital city of England and is undeniably one of the most popular cities in the world. Thanks to its rich culture, ancient traditions, heritage sites, historic castles, and spectacular scenery, England remains a favourite holiday destination for couples, families, and avid travellers. Read on further to explore the most unique experiences you must have in England, UK.

1. Get wet and wild on a speedboat ride (from USD 58.0)

Release the speed demon in you as you climb aboard this speedboat that races through the heart of London and brings you up close with London’s popular attractions. The adventure begins with a safety briefing at Blackfriars Pier before cruising along to Tower Bridge with the sweet melodies of British music in the background. Enjoy the sights of Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower of London, Greenwich, and attractions in central London. Be prepared for a high-speed river ride where guests hang on tight to their safety harness as the waves splash up when the speedboat does quick spins on the water.

Speedboat through the heart of London

Duration: 1 hour

482 reviews

2. Enjoy afternoon tea with lovable alpacas (from USD 47.0)

These lovable alpacas make the perfect date for a wonderful afternoon tea in Southampton, England. Enjoy a selection of beverages such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and pair them with cakes and sandwiches served on a three-tier cake stand that will surely make the guests happy. Perfect for couples, families, and animal lovers, this experience is truly one of a kind. Enjoy the serene setting where the friendly alpacas saunter over to your table and delight guests with their cute looks and gestures. Be ready to take many photos of this memorable time.

Afternoon tea with the Alpacas

Duration: 1.5 hours

285 reviews

3. Explore the wonders of Oxford from a paddleboard (from USD 61.0)

Why stay on land to explore Oxfordshire when it’s certainly more exciting to discover the city’s glorious heritage from a paddleboard along the River Thames? The Oxford stand-up paddleboard tour is for water sports lovers and travellers keen to try something new. The tour commences with a briefing on the basics of paddleboarding such as learning how to steer, turn, and handle the paddleboard safely. The most exciting part of the trip from Donnington Bridge to Oxford is viewing the historic sights such as Botanic Garden, Magdalen College, and Christ Church Meadow.

Oxford StandUp Paddle Board Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours

97 reviews

4. Go horse riding along the scenic routes near London (from USD 168.0)

Let your equestrian dreams come true on this horse riding experience at Clothall near London. Upon arrival, guests will receive a welcome drink and snack before being evaluated by hosts, who then pick the ideal horse to match the guest’s personality. After being fitted with proper horse riding attire, the riding adventure begins. Ride past verdant fields, scenic routes, and lush green landscapes whilst meeting other farm creatures along the way. The thrilling trip ends with a delicious homemade lunch to satisfy ravenous appetites after a long ride.

Horse riding near London with lunch

Duration: 3 hours

329 reviews

5. Craft creative jewellery using traditional techniques (from USD 88.0)

This exclusive workshop teaches guests how to craft a sterling silver ring using traditional techniques. Take pride in learning the ancient art of annealing, forging, and soldering to perfect your very own ring that makes for a valuable keepsake or gift for someone special. Make it special by using the engraving, gold plating, and stone setting services provided at an extra cost. Hosted by award-winning jewellers, this workshop takes place at a prestigious venue on the historic Tower Bridge Road.

Make a silver ring with two goldsmiths

Duration: 2.5 hours

141 reviews

6. Destress with this pottery class (from USD 68.0)

Throw pots and not feel guilty about it afterwards at this interesting pottery class where guests get their hands dirty in making clay pots. Strangely therapeutic, this creative experience takes place in the host’s lovely garden that overlooks the panoramic views of Gannel Estuary on the outskirts of Newquay, England. In this class, you will essentially make a clay pot using the potter’s wheel, then mould it to perfection before letting it dry. This class will also allow you to make and throw as many pots as you like within the duration of the class. Want a keepsake? Select your favourite pot and the host will put the finishing touches to it.

Throw A Pot In Cornwall

Duration: 2 hours

281 reviews

7. Feel the buzz of a live bee colony on a farm (from USD 34.0)

Love the taste of honey? Taste it from its source on this beekeeping adventure on a tiny farm located outside Midhurst. With an itinerary that will keep guests literally buzzing with excitement, the tour begins with a walk along the gorgeous countryside before heading to the apiary sites to view the beehives and colonies within. Be ready for an educational and interactive tour where you will learn about beekeeping, the importance of bees in the ecosystem, and see how golden honey is extracted. One of the key highlights is the honey-tasting session after a relaxing stroll in the surrounding woodlands.

Beekeeping in the South Downs

Duration: 2 hours

58 reviews

8. Experience London's secret bars (from USD 24.0)

Secret speakeasies, stellar ambience, and superb hosts make this discovery tour of East London bars sensational. Even the entrances to these bars on London’s historic streets are secret as they hold treasures such as London’s talented musicians, unique cocktails, and a charming setting. What’s magical are the exclusive cocktails that are specially crafted to share the history of cocktails through time. Whilst drinks are not included in this tour, guests can still try some titillating tipples. As a bonus, guests can get tips on the best markets, music venues, and city sights to explore.

Discover London Secret Bars

Duration: 3 hours

418 reviews

9. Indulge in fine wines at a beautiful vineyard (from USD 41.0)

The best wines are the ones you drink with friends, and the wines on this wine tasting and vineyard tour are certainly among the best when you drink them with your friends. The tour takes place at the host’s Sussex vineyard nestled within Rother Valley, which has a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Guests are shown how the vineyard is maintained, where the vines flourish, and what makes their wines simply delectable. Sheer wine indulgence continues in the wine tasting room that opens to breathtaking views of the vineyard. Finally, the host shows guests how to make a caipirinha cocktail for an enriching experience.

Wine tasting and vineyard tour

Duration: 2 hours

121 reviews

10. Have awesome adventures in caves and caverns (from USD 98.0)

Let your heart soar with joy as you hear the roar of cascading waterfalls at the ancient woodlands of Elterwater. Witness the majestic landscape as you explore acres of green formed by a volcanic eruption and glacial movements from aeons ago. Calm your beating heart as you enter the 400-feet (122-meter) tunnel in semi-darkness and venture into caves and caverns that reveal amazing rock formations. Best of all, guests can bring their furry companions on this circular hike and enjoy nature’s majesty whilst learning the history of the English Lake District.

Discover Waterfalls, Caves & Caverns

Duration: 5 hours

74 reviews

Enjoy timeless experiences in England

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart. Make as many memories as possible with the treasure trove of experiences in England that will eternally warm your heart. Begin by checking out the most unique experiences you must have in England, UK.

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