Even with the event still weeks away, there have been a lot of interesting developments from various sources. In this... Read more...
7th Oct 2012 4:11pm | By Jade Bremner
Now a museum, this was the first operating theatre to open in Britain, first slicing people 150 years ago. Set inside the creepy roof space of a church attached to St Thomas’ Hospital, medical students would come to watch operations (such as amputations in less than a minute) done without anaesthetic. Today you can book a tour to explore these macabre surroundings.
Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm, £6
9a Saint Thomas St, London Bridge SE1 9RY
Tube | London Bridge
Mix murder, time travel, cryptic clues and mysterious strangers and you get this brilliant immersive theatre experience. Unravel the secrets of Project X while wandering Covent Garden as part of a team.
On various dates until Nov 4, £30
Tube | Covent Garden
A weird sight to behold is this 3ft-tall 6in-wide building. It’s believed to have been built in 1805, between two other houses to block a passage through to St George’s graveyard to stop grave robbers digging up bodies.
There’s supposedly a tiny corridor and miniature bathroom on the first floor.
10 Hyde Park Place, SW1A 1LN, free
Tube | Green Park
This kooky exhibition is all about how British fashion, namely the Victoriana, punk and Gothic periods, has influenced Japan’s oddball Lolita-esque and cutesy subculture (think brands such as Hello Kitty).
Expect OTT frills, headwear and eerie dolly makeup.
Sat-Thur 10am-5.45pm, Friday 10am-10pm, free
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Tube | South Kensington
Be completely in the dark about what you’re about to eat at this quirky restaurant – all they tell you is it’s two courses of ‘international cuisine’. Y
ou dine in darkness served by blind waiters. It’s a strange but fascinating experience, which aims to heighten your taste and smell senses.
And it’s also a giggle – try cutting up your steak when you can’t see your food.
Sun-Wed 6.30pm-10pm, Thurs-Sat 6.30pm-12am, £42
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU
Tube | Barbican
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