Visit London Blog » shunt http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Video of the Week: 10 Quirky Places in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/video-of-the-week-10-quirky-places-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/video-of-the-week-10-quirky-places-in-london/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:47:59 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=7271

We rather like this quirky video of quirky places in London by ChrisCLondon.

There’s quite a long sequence of travel at the start, but stick with it as you’ll get some really nice insights into parts of London you never knew existed. (London’s Victorian dog cemetery anyone?)

And if you’re concerned about revelations that Shunt is now closed, don’t worry: since this vid was made, Shunt’s reopened and is still offering a suitably quirky night out for just £10. Check out www.shunt.co.uk for more info.

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Super K Sonic Booooum at the Shunt Lounge http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/11/super-k-sonic-booooum-at-the-shunt-lounge/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/11/super-k-sonic-booooum-at-the-shunt-lounge/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:34:49 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=3837 Super K Sonic Booooum by Nelly Ben Hayoun

Last night I dressed in a white boiler suit, hard hat and wellies. Accompanied by a scientist, I boarded a dinghy and floated through a dark tunnel lined with 600 silver balloons.

It was all part of Shunt Lounge‘s current installation, Super K Sonic Booooum by Royal College of Art graduate Nelly Ben Hayoun.

Sonic Booooum is a recreation of the Super K underground science centre in Japan, where scientists study tiny particles called neutrinos.

During the boat trip, your on-board expert (a scientist from Imperial College or Queen Mary University) explains the concept of neutrinos, and why they’re important.

And if you want more info, you can pop into one of the “drop in, drop out” lectures, where remarkably friendly scientists tell you more about neutrinos and answer all your questions.

Super K Sonic Booooum is at the Shunt Lounge until Saturday 14 Novmeber.

If you’ve never been to this amazing dark and cavernous venue, make sure you check it out soon, as it’s due to close this weekend.

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