While I absolutely love all iconic London landmarks – the Big Ben, Saint Paul’s, Tower Bridge, etc., there are many hidden gems and nerdy things to do in London if you’re a geek like me!
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Harry Potter platform 9 3/4
London for nerds can’t be complete unless you visit the famous Harry Potter platform 😛 You can find this iconic place at King’s Cross station. Surprise, it’s between platforms 9 and 10 😀 But don’t rush in after the travel card readers – the “platform” and sign is courtesy of the nearby totally nerdy Harry Potter shop. They can even take your photo if you are patient enough to wait in line.
If you’re a true Harry Potter nerd, you can check out this full post about your London tour to the Warner Bros Studio – how to spend a whole day being part of the Harry Potter universe! This will definitely be on top of your nerdy things to see in London <3
Okay, I’ll admit it. I am a HUGE Sherlock fan! Well who isn’t, really? 😛 I absolutely loved Steven Moffat’s Sherlock representation, starring Benedict Cumberbach. Speedy’s cafe is located near Euston underground station in London, and it was featured in the very first episode of Moffat’s Sherlock Holmes. They offer an amazing English breakfast and great coffee. The cafe is pretty small, so try to only bring one friend with you. There is also a bit memorabilia inside, it’s well worth a nerdy visit!
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
This stunning museum is the actual house 221B on Baker street! You can see the bedroom of Sherlock, as well as the famous living room <3 I would classify this as more of an experience than a museum – there is a guided tour and the staff is so incredibly nice and knowledgeable, an absolute delight. I don’t think I’ve had I love nerdy London! Go in the shop first to buy tickets and then proceed to the queue. Unlimited photos are allowed (yay!), but no touching of the items, as most of them are authentic items from the Victorian age, so between 100 and 200 years old. The house is also protected by the government, being so iconic.
Located right outside of Earl’s Court underground station, the TARDIS is right there, waiting for you to go steal it and go on an adventure! Though it’s unlikely you’ll see the Doctor around, you should totally visit this nerdy London sight! The first time I went to see it, there was even a line of people waiting to take a photo with the TARDIS. How cool is that? Definitely proof that this is one of the best nerdy things to see in London.
The Who Shop
Are you are a true Whovian? Unleash your inner nerd and go to The Who Shop! Every time I go there (yes, I’m guilty of visiting a few times), I just want to buy the whole store and take it home in a truck. True, it’s on the other end of London if you’ve just been to Earl’s Court to see the TARDIS, but there you’ll meet other friendly whovians and soo much Doctor Who memorabilia. Best of all – they even have a museum! You’ll see cybermen, full-size Daleks, an incredibly scary weeping angel and some original costumes used in The Doctor Who series (even the Ood and Van Gogh!). Just ask the staff for the TARDIS key and explore around. The staff at The Who Shop are just as nerdy as me and incredibly nice, they even offer to take photos of you with the Dalek. Please remember to not touch anything, my dear nerd, (or the Daleks WILL exterminate you) and bring a proper camera, as phone cameras are not allowed inside the museum.
After you’ve seen the TARDIS and The Who Shop, you would be even more ready to take 2.5-hour Doctor Who walking tour! You will see things like the headquarters of the Great Intelligence from The Bells of Saint John and the transmitter for the Nestene Consciousness’ signal in the 2005 episode Rose!
One of my very favorite museums in London and a great attraction for nerds like me <3 The museum offers lots of different things, but my favorite part was definitely space. Too bad they didn’t have the Millennium Falcon, though 😀
This store is the stuff every nerd’s dreams are made of. Nope, not kidding. To be honest, I was expecting a lot less, but this store has so many items, you’ll be overwhelmed with joy – Marvel, DC, from Supernatural to Assassin’s Creed and even Rick and Morty. As a nerdy woman, this is definitely my kind of shopping experience, not shopping malls and luxury dresses. If I ever win the lottery, this would be the first place I’d visit 😀 And indeed this is a great store to visit if you’re planning on going to…
…Comic con! (Bonus!)
It has always been my dream to visit the San Diego Comic Con <3 Being so far away, though, I’ll absolutely settle for the MCM London Comic Con. I totally missed it this year, but I AM going in May 2018 year for sure. And I WILL be prepared, outfit and all. I can’t even imagine how absolutely amazing this nerdy London event is. Oh wait, I can!! 😛 Check out this video by my friend and fellow blogger Curious Pavel:
Now that you’ve seen the best nerdy things to see and do in London, how about going on a hunt for London’s most curious phone booths? 🙂
Or if you’re in the mood for a trip around London’s main attractions, check out London itinerary in 4 days by Minute by Minute Traveller! <3