We've been to London several times and seen most of the "tourist spots." We're going again in early July and would like some suggestions of things to see/places to go that aren't usually found in most tourist guides. For example, I'm a retired band director and would love to hear some brass bands. Not sure if concerts in the park will be listed in Time Out or other publications.
Any suggestions of interesting things you have done besides the typical?
Also - I'd like a suggestion for good pub food in an interesting setting - maybe some place where I could strike up a conversation with the locals.