Almost everybody is familiar with the famous landmarks like the London Eye, The Big Ben, The Buckingham Palace and other tourist spots to visit when in London. However, very few know about the other awesome hidden treasures of the city.
Check out the list below to broaden your sightseeing list with some incredible lesser known places in London:
The Tate Boat is an amazing boat ride to a network of art galleries and museums in London, namely Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives. This ferry is the oldest, cheapest and convenient connective service used by art lovers to visit the famous London Tate’s.
Columbia Road Flower Market
The Columbia Road Flower Market is a weekly (open only on Sunday) street market dedicated to selling all types of plants, flowers and other gardening stuff at economical rates.
All the plant lovers can surely pay a visit and buy a handful of reasonably-priced plants to take home.
Spitalfields City Farm
When you think of London you think of bustling city streets, crowds of people and a beautiful and historic concrete jungle. A farm is probably one of the furthest things away from your mind when visiting London. But close to one of the best and luxurious hotels in London, Hotel M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, is an urban farm! Largely run by volunteers this urban farm is home to goats, shetland ponies, pigs as well as having a veg patch!
A hidden viewpoint in the city “The Monument” was constructed between 1671 and 1677 in remembrance of the Fire of London. It sits at 202 feet (62 m) in height and costs only £6 to climb to the top of. The views from the top allow an incredible panoramic view over the city, the Thames and across to the shard and Tower Bridge!
The Regent’s Canal is a peaceful waterway connection, amidst the busy streets of London, between the Paddington Arm to the Limehouse Basin and River Thames.
It offers connectivity to the Little Venice, London Zoo and many other places. It is like a small getaway from the city life to somewhere in heaven
The Serpentine is an artificial recreational lake created in the city centre of London, the Hyde Park. It offers a variety of boating sprees like rowing and pedal boats for people who wish to cherish nature’s beauty in waters surrounded by lush green gardens and have a relaxing peaceful experience.
The Hampstead Heath is a nature-lover’s heaven. It is large green-embraced open space covering almost 790 acres of land filled with gardens, fields, ponds, and woods. It is also home to a small zoo inhabiting some herbivorous animals.
One could get easily lost in nature’s lap and forget worldly worries inside it.
Maltby Street offers a local street food market (opening only on weekends) which provides fresh dairy, bakery and meat products.
The place has also developed its own specialties and is now quite famous for sandwiches, sourdough and doughnuts. Do pay a visit and taste some delicacies while in London!
The Highgate Cemetery is a resting place for some of the famous personalities of the nineteenth century and has one of the finest British structures and architectures.
It offers a contemplating walk through the grounds while the dead lie in peace.
When paying a visit to London, do not forget to catch up these interesting places apart from the ones conventionally visited. You’ll probably gather more memories to cherish!