There are many stunning places to go and delicious foods that you can try out while in London. London also has some hidden spots that you can explore from historic corners of London to hidden-away art and antiquities. Some of the hidden gems in London are listed below.
Top Hidden Gems in London
Have fun at Little Venice
This is London’s answer to the famous Italian city, and this is one of the places that you can explore. It is also home to many waterside cafes, restaurants, and pubs that you can hang out around. You are going to enjoy this place more in the summer months as the area comes to live as the Londoners jump on canal boats or they walk along the riverside to the nearby parks like Camden and Regent parks.
Visit the smallest Police Station in the UK
This is a station which was built by the police to monitor the protests going on in Trafalgar Square. Although the police station is out of use, this makes an interesting sight to see when you are in Trafalgar Square.
Try out local delicacy at Pie and mash shops
This is a traditional food in London and it is a favorite amongst the locals who take a plate of pie, mash with a classic green liquor. Some area also adds jellied eels to the delicacy. There are many restaurants that you can try out this dish from East End pie and mash shops.
Visit The Thames Path
The Thames homes many of London’s treasures which most of them are famous but there is a hidden path which is 40 miles long and it is a quieter spot that is yet to be discovered by tourist which you can visit. The best way for you to explore this path is to hire a bike and just cycle the length of the path and you will get to see many public beaches, pubs, and village of Rotherhithe that you can explore while on this path.
Go sightseeing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
If you like concerts, this is the best place for you to come and the best part is that the concerts here are free and they are held in the afternoon. While you are in this attraction, you should also try to look for the St Martin’s Window which is a mesmerizing window into a stunning building.
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Visit Wilton’s Music Hall
This is a traditional Victorian music hall that can be found in London’s Tower Hamlets. The hall was just restored in recent years back to its former glory and you can book tickets to see different types of performances or you can come here to go for a drink in the impressive Mahogany Bar or you can just go on a tour magnificent historic venue.
Go sightseeing at Daunt Books
Coming to this Marylebone branch of Daunt Books will take you back in time as you will be mesmerized and lost in the stunning wooden interiors and the floors filled with books. Although Daunt Books is well-known for its huge collection of travel book, you will also get to see books on many other subjects which are going to interest you.
Visit Chelsea Physic Garden
This is a serene and charming green space that is often forgotten by both the locals and the tourist. This walled space beside the Thames was built in 1673 and it is the oldest botanical garden in London which contains up to 5,000 edibles, medicinal, useful, and historic plants.
Go sightseeing at Sir John Soane’s Museum
This is a former residence of Sir John Soane who is the architect of the Bank of England and this museum is among London’s finest public museums. There are over 20,000 architectural drawings and antiquities which includes the Egyptian Sarcophagus of Seti and you will also get to see works by Canaletto, Turner, and Piranesi and everything is left the way Soane wanted it to be.