5 Hidden Gems in London That Most Tourists Overlook

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It’s a well-known fact that London is home to iconic historic sites, world-renowned museums and an unrivalled dining and shopping scene that attracts travellers from around the globe to this vibrant city! While the popular sites always get seen some hidden ones are left unexplored. If you’re looking to explore beyond the regular itinerary of London, then this blog is for you! Discover a different side of the city with under-the-radar, hidden gems, and spend a day losing yourself exploring secret artsy tunnels, out-of-the-ordinary museums, and quirky shopping experiences. Read on to know more and get exploring!

Little Venice 

Little Venice is one of London’s most beautiful hidden gems, brimming with cosy indie cafes and colourful houseboats. Discover the charming area, located in Maida Vale, North London. Plan your Little Venice visit and experience picturesque Gondola rides and engaging shows at the Puppet Theatre Barge. Taking a boat trip here deserves a top spot on your list of things to do in London. Also, one of the best ways to discover the many secret canals and laneways in Little Venice for yourself is on foot!

Take a self-guided tour, and enjoy peaceful conversations, away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a memorable experience! Be it exploring London’s most popular attractions and iconic sites or the city’s stunning hidden gems, make the most of your time in the city with a luxurious stay at The Montcalm London Marble Arch and enjoy the city’s best (secret) offerings!

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn is not just a hidden gem but a treasure trove of art masterpieces by artists like Hogarth and Canaletto, set in unique atmospheric rooms. Head in for a truly unique experience as you discover the extraordinary museum and house of one of the greatest English architects, Sir John Soane. The museum has been maintained as it is since the architect died in 1837. The sarcophagus of an Egyptian pharaoh, ancient sculptures and artefacts are the highlights of this enchanting museum. Explore architectural models, pieces of furniture and more displayed with an ingenious use of light and space! You can also join the museum’s highlights tour, for a more immersive experience!

Neal’s Yard

One of the most gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing spots in London, you need to take some time out to explore Neal’s Yards! Head start your day with a sumptuous meal at The Crescent Restaurant & Lounge and start exploring as you make your way through the narrow entrance and find yourself in a world of vibrant buildings and indie eateries at Neal’s Yard. Tucked away in a corner of Covent Garden, you can’t help but be cheered by the sight of blue daubed, orange, yellow and green buildings, and murals! Grab the opportunity to snap cool photos to brighten up your Instagram and enjoy this unique experience to the fullest!

The Vaults

Have you ever thought of exploring a secret underground tunnel? Waterloo Vaults in London is your chance to explore hidden tunnels filled with engaging theatrical representations, comedy shows and immersive events for an extraordinary experience. Known to host up-and-coming comedians, inventive theatre, and even unique dining experiences, you’re sure to love your time at Waterloo Vaults! Look out for theatrical extravaganzas, and imaginative graffiti for a great day out and conclude your day with rejuvenating spa breaks in London!

Spitalfields and Brick Lane

Spitalfields and Brick Lane, together make a thriving London neighbourhood with so much to see and explore, well worth at least a day of your holiday! Experience the unique East London charm here and plan a visit on a Sunday to explore the buzzing Brick Lane Market. You’ll find the street jam-packed with antique market stalls, so make sure to browse and buy yourself some great vintage items.

Head in for another unique shopping experience at the Spitalfields market, open throughout the week! Try new food and buy eccentric jewellery and statement clothing pieces! Spitalfields is also known for its many drinking establishments that are known to be associated with Jack the Ripper murders, so make sure to explore one of these spots or take the exciting Jack the Ripper walking tour for a great experience!

With some spectacular off-beat experiences awaiting you in London, reserve your stay at one of the luxurious, primely located 5-star hotels in London West End and discover a new side of the capital city for a holiday to remember!