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Epic nerdy things to do in London


Whether you’re a “Whovian,” book worm or a Comi Con lover, London has all the activities you need to get your nerd on. In this round-up of epic nerdy things to do in the city, you’ll discover the hidden nerdy London.

1. See the Sigmund Freud’s Famous Psychoanalytic Couch

Quite possibly the most famous couch there ever was, Sigmund Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch is on display in the Freud Museum. Visit the place where the Psychologist once lived and see his work-from-home study where the couch remains a centrepiece today, exactly as it was then.

2. MCM Comi Con

The MCM Comi Con offers plenty of gaming, comics and masquerades to satisfy the “Sheldon Cooper” of all nerds. If you’re attending with kids, then be sure to check out The Treehouse where they’ll be transformed into any comic book character of their choice. The Comi Con is fun for all ages.

3. Dr Who walking tour of London

Grab your camera and follow in the footsteps of the famous Time Lord. You’ll visit over 50 locations and learn about how the TV show is made. This is a must-do for every “Whovian.”

4. Science Museum

If you’re more of a Sci-fi nerd, then head to the Science Museum where you can voyage into the cosmos to explore imaginative visions of the future. If you’ve ever wondered how scientists and science fiction creators imagine and build new worlds, you will not be disappointed.

5. The Sherlock Holmes Museum

In a splendid four-storey Georgian townhouse, lies the home of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. The museum offers an insight into the adventurous life and stories of the detective. Bonus point is that you get to experience authentic Victorian London.

6. Harry Potter tour of London

If you want to see the sights and streets that inspired JK Rowling then book yourself into the Harry Potter walking tour of London. Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture the neighbourhoods that made their appearance in the films, as well as learn more about Harry, Ron and Hermione. And the best part is that it’s totally free.

7. The Royal Observatory

Nothing in this world can compete with stars dazzling against a clear night sky. If you enjoy star-gazing or you’re a budding astronomer then a visit to the Royal Observatory is for you.

8. Southbank book market

This list would not be complete without something for the literature nerds. Squirrelled away under Waterloo Bridge, the Southbank book market is one of London’s secret gems. Here you’ll find plenty of classics and contemporary titles, comics, prints and maps. And if the scene looks a little too familiar, it’s because it made a cameo in the film Last Chance Harvey, starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.