Are you bored of visiting the same old London attractions? We've rounded up some of our favourite alternative activities to do in the capital.

From enrolling at Hogwarts, to drinking a Margarita in the men's, there's always something different to do and see.

Drink cocktails in a bathroom

Yes, it's true, you can enjoy a delicious cocktail in one of London's former public toilets. Don't worry, they've all been fully refurbished and you're more likely to find a Woo Woo than anything else.

Head to the little boy's room at Bermondsey Art Club, enjoy the cabaret at CellarDoor, and get a taste for a Victorian washroom at The Attendant.

Meanwhile, the WC - Wine & Charcuterie doesn't hide what it used to be. They've even upcycled the old cubicle doors and turned them into tables for the punters.

Be amazed at the Hunterian Museum

Not as famous as the Natural History Museum or V&A, but The Hunterian Museum houses one of the oldest curations of anatomical and zoological specimens in the country.

Originally assembled by 18th century surgeon and anatomist, John Hunter, the collection has more than 3,500 items. See the 7'7 skeleton of Charles Byrne, aka the Irish Giant, and bear witness to fascinating surgical instruments used in the 1600s.

The Hunterian Museum is located at the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Revisit your childhood at the Puppet Theatre Barge

Floating gently in the middle of Little Venice, this cosy theatre barge hosts brilliant puppet shows and marionette performances. The 55-capacity boat regulary puts on plays, each of which has its own take on a childhood classic.

Resident theatre group Movingstage was established in 1979 and specialises in marionette theatre. They tour the River Thames with their barge each summer.

You can find the Puppet Theatre Barge opposite 35 Blomfield Road. They put on shows most Saturdays and Sundays. Please see the Puppet Theatre Barge website for more details.

Immerse yourself in a treasure hunt

The capital is full of exciting treasure hunts and mystery tours. A Door in a Wall will have you wandering the streets of London as you interview intriguing characters to solve a murder.

Meanwhile, the free City Hunt is an excellent way to discover new areas of the city and learn fun facts along the way.

Solve puzzles with your friends

Have you always wanted to star on a game show? Now's your chance! Equipped with astounding sets, believable hosts and all your favourite tasks, The Crystal Maze experience will make you feel as if you're really on the show.

Then there's Agent November, which will have you running around Euston hunting for clues, deciphering codes and searching for lost keys.

Try to escape

Escape rooms are certainly not for the faint-hearted and involve working as a team under pressure to unlock your door to freedom. If that sounds right up your street, you'll love the variety that London offers.

For a WWII-themed experience, opt for Mission Breakout. The staff are in full 1940s dress whilst you try to break out of the old South Kentish Town Tube station.

Alternatively there's Enigma Quests, a thoroughly magical game based on the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

If you do choose any of this activities, let us know by tagging us in your photos on Facebook and Twitter.

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