Listen to the rapping of great spotted woodpeckers, and admire the dazzling hue of bluebell blossoms at this 40-acre woodland garden.
Dress well, then sneak into Soho House
Everyone knows members-only clubs are where you rub elbows with London’s upper crust, but getting into these hugely expensive locales is another story. Here’s the trick for Soho House: Show up very late -- as in after midnight -- and chat up the paparazzi. Find out who they’re waiting to take a picture of, then go to reception and insist you’re part of his or her party. Act important (read: rude) enough, and they won’t ask questions.
This clandestine foodie operation hosts a secret meal somewhere along the East London Line (which they dub the Ginger Line). To attend, you have to wait at a designated train station before you’re led to a highly hush-hush eatery somewhere underground. The first & second rules of the Gingerline are the same as in Fight Club.