19 Nov London & It’s Hidden Gems
You can never get bored in London! When you think you have done it all… There is always more! Some hidden gems you might have never heard of could really surprise you. Nothing better to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon than to discover London’s secret treasures!
A traditional Victorian music hall in London’s Tower Hamlets, Wilton’s Music Hall has been fully restored in recent years to its former glory.
The Thames is home to many of London’s treasures, not many of them hidden, but the 40-mile-long Thames Path has many quieter spots to be discovered. The best way to do it is to hire a bike!
The former residence of Sir John Soane, architect of the Bank of England, is one of London’s finest public museums – Sir John’ Soane’s Museum (more than 20,000 architectural drawings and antiquities) – where everything is left the way Soane wanted.
Postman’s Park gained its name due to its popularity as a lunch spot with workers from the nearby old General Post Office. Now it’s home to the unique Watts memorial, a gallery of glazed tablets commemorating tragic acts of bravery.
Just as its name suggests, Little Venice is London’s answer to the famous Italian city. Home to various waterside cafés, pubs and restaurants, the area comes alive in the summer months as Londoners jump on canal boats or walk along the riverside to nearby Camden or Regent’s Park.
The Kyoto Japanese Garden is a hidden gem wrapped in another hidden gem: Holland Park. The beautiful park is tucked away in smart Kensington and is a favorite of Joanna Lumley.
Tucked behind Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is a real treasure trove of cute cafés, independent boutiques, vintage shops – where you’ll find everything from exquisite one-offs to fun party outfits – as well as an antiques market selling furniture, curios, war memorabilia and various bric-a-brac.
Along the walks, you will have a range of quirky restaurants and bars which offer a real experience! Among others… Check out WC in Clapham Common which stands for Wine & Charcuterie; Subterranean drinking den Ladies & Gentlemen in a Kentish Town toilet; Attendant, a Victorian toilet was given a new lease of life in 2013 as a petite place for a daytime drink…