5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss in London

Visiting London

When someone says London, all you can think about is the Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace, and the Union Jack.

Guess what? London is a whole lot more than that. Here is a list of London’s infamous attractions that will make you say ‘bloody heck!’ and be glad you’re booked in a London accommodation house, says LHALondon.com.

1. Shrunk Human Heads

One of the strangest displays at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not display in London is the human heads that are, well, shrunk. Most of them are from the tribes in South America. According to history books, they believed that shrinking the heads of the fallen enemy locks up its soul.

2. Welcome Collection

If shrunk human heads are a little too much for you, then you can skip to the Welcome Collection. Here, you can please your curiosity for not-so-strange-but-definitely-unique things. The exhibit includes Napoleon’s Toothbrush and Darwin’s walking stick. You can also check out the robot in the project for human genome and a baked bean size of a camera for gastrointestinal observation.

3. Horniman Museum

In this museum, you will find a rather odd display of a merman and an over-stuffed walrus, the latter being one of its main attraction. A Victorian taxidermist made such in the fear that he will not see another animal of that kind again. Queen Victoria once expressed her appreciation towards it.

4. A Jar Full of 18 Preserved Moles

Check out the Grant Museum of Zoology if you are fond of other preserved rare and extinct animals.

5. Skeleton of Jeremy Bentham

If you need more awesomeness after seeing the philosopher’s clothed skeleton at London’s University College, look at the bottom of the cabinet. You will see the actual skull (with the waxed face) of the Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832). It used to be a mummified body but through time, the corpse was not perfectly preserved and decayed.

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You just never can get enough of this place, can you? You won’t even have to spend much when visiting!