5 fun and wacky places to visit in London UK

Novelty Automation is just one adventure to be had in London. [Image @NovAutomation/Twitter]
Novelty Automation is just one adventure to be had in London. [Image @NovAutomation/Twitter]

Besides all the normal royal pomp and ceremony, London has a different side. Here we explore five more unusual places to see in the city.

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You are visiting London for the umpteenth time and have seen all the major attractions. If you don’t want to yet again see Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, explore deeper in England's capital city [VIDEO] to find some fun, unusual and often wacky attractions to visit.

Listed below are a games arcade with a difference, a tribute to Harry Potter, a museum dedicated to cartoons, a toy museum and the exhibits and shows relating to the secretive Magic Circle.

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Novelty Automation – 1 Princeton St, London WC1R 4AX, UK

Novelty Automation is a games arcade, but don’t expect Pacman and the other usual stuff. This is a funhouse made up of often satirical, retro arcade games, all homemade, based on life and lots of fun. Games on offer include practising money laundering or buying a house before you get too old. Try operating a nuclear reactor, winning a Nobel Prize or getting divorced. All this is available for less than £20. The arcade is the brainchild of Tim Hunkin, who takes you on a tour in the video below.

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Platform 9 3/4 – King's Cross Station, Euston Rd, London N1 9AL, UK

As noted by Atlas Obscura, Platform 9 ¾ is a critical part of the “Harry Potter” story. As King’s Cross Station starred in many of the films, they have paid tribute to the fictional platform with a plaque and a luggage trolley embedded in the wall. The platform has been in several locations in the station but now has a permanent spot, close to platforms 9 and 10 under the walkway into the building. Right next door is a book store with a display of Harry Potter books in the window.

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