Have you ever been to a place as awesome as London and wondered: “Man, all these famous locations are good and all, but are there any other amazing places that are not so well-known? ” It’s coded in our nature, to explore something that’s unexplored. To visit places everyone knows is awesome. But even better is to hangout in stunning places that many don’t know.
London is a place you just can’t get tired of. It always offers something new to see or do. You have your Tower of Londons, Coca-Cola London Eyes, and Madame Tussauds–places every tour website and guides will tell you to visit. But what about some great secret spots? The beautiful places that you can visit and pat yourself on the back for doing so because you have done it before most? Here are 12 Amazing Secret Spots in London.
1.The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
With its spectacular wall and ceiling decoration, this place is often mentioned as the finest dining hall in Europe. It has a lot to offer to the visitors: history, architecture, art, there is enough attributes here to grab anyone’s attention. Here there is no restriction on photographs, so all you instagrammers and photography enthusiasts are gonna have a merry time here.
2. The Hill Garden and Pergola
Since its acquisition in1904 by Lord Leverhulme, this place has been able to develop into the extravagant, beautiful place that it is today. it’s filled with sceneries such as hanging flowers, raised walkways, and a stunning reflecting pool. This is a place you wanna go if you crave serenity. You can have a nice, quiet walk while being entranced by the surroundings.
3. Horniman Museum
Located at South London and Opened to visitors in 1890, Horniman Museum is filled with engaging things and activities that include collections of anthropology and musical instruments, aquarium, and natural history gallery. This place is educational while maintaining the fun factor. Unlike some other “important” museums, you can see the collection items up-close and face-to-face.
4. Lavender Garden in Vauxhall Park
Truly one of the hidden gems, this park has it all. From mini-village, scenic lavender garden, basketball court, and a children’s playground. This place reconsider long distance relation ships. There are many gadgets also available for long distance relationship couples like use of long distance lamps etc.
This is the right place to take a nice gentle stroll, as you are surrounded by fresh air and pure unadulterated beauty of nature.
5. Word on The Water
“Floating Library.” Sounds odd? It may be odd but makes for a particularly interesting hangout spot. A Floating barge on Regents Canal, this library is a home for tons of literary gems ranging from contemporary fiction, nonfiction books, and children’s books. The barge provides many services that make it standout from a normal bookstore. In the winter, there is a wood burning stove, providing customers a cozy warmth from the dreadful cold. They also organize talks and debates on topics such as art, feminism, politics, and technology.
6. Nomadic Community Garden, Brick Lane
Full of creative street art covers in the garden areas, and buildings, this place once was a barren wasteland. The community has grown nicely, adding theatres, galleries, bars, coffee shops, making it one of the most colourful places in London.
7. Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market, with its stunning 19th-century architecture comprising of wrought iron and glass structure, is a nice place to both shop and to get lost in the beauty. The marketplace was featured in the Harry Potter series a few times. The place is generally accessible 24/7, although the shop hours vary and sometimes only operates on limited hours.
8. St Etheldreda’s Church
One of the only two buildings which still survives in London that was built under King Edward I, St Etheldreda church is a beautiful, calm monument. Open every day, and free to visit, this a nice place to go if you want to pull yourself out of your busy life and enjoy some blissful solitude.
9. Chelsea Physic Garden
This elegant botanical garden was founded by the worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1673. Spread across three and a half acres, you’ll find here one of the oldest rock gardens in Europe, botanical order beds, glasshouses, as well as the largest outdoor olive tree in Britain. Visit here and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that this place has to offer.
10. Wilton’s Music Hall
Wilton music hall, keeping up its traditions, continues to promote art by organizing things like opera, musicals, and concerts. This is one of the world’s oldest surviving music halls and is an architectural miracle. Many options to enjoy this awesome place by booking tickets to performances, or by simply taking a tour of this scenic, historic venue.
11. Postman’s Park
Located at the north of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Postman’s Park obtained its name due to its reputation as a lunch spot with workers from the old General Post Office. It has 54 plaques, each dedicated to an ordinary person who is a part of something out of the ordinary– giving their lives to save someone else. This is a very good looking and melancholic place, making it an interesting location to visit.
12. Camden Passage, Islington
Intertwined among antique shops, restaurants, and boutiques, it is very easy to spend a day here with you wondering how quickly time has passed. If things you can purchase include contemporary clothing, Japanese art prints, handmade chocolates, modern designer jewellery, time will move quickly. This is a place of quaint charm that is not possessed by many places in London.
London surely has many popular tourist and hang-out destinations, but if you search a little thorough, you will be able to find niche places and destinations that are as much worth visiting as the popular ones. Sure, these places may not have as much media coverage as others, but that doesn’t stop them from being amazing hangout destinations. So, seek them out and enjoy what they have to offer.