Whether you are visiting London for the first time, returning for the hundredth time, or if you live in London and are passionate about exploring everything that London has to offer, there are certain places that are not widely known but that we recommend seeing.
In order to assist you in getting a better understanding of London, we have selected ten secret areas of the city that you should see perhaps with private sightseeing tours.
Hidden beneath Charing Cross station, the York House Watergate is an artifact from a bygone period.
After the Great Stink of 1858, the Thames was extensively redesigned in the 1860s. The river used to flow 150 meters farther than the current shoreline, as evidenced by this Venetian-style gate.
Designed by Inigo Jones, it was built in 1626 and is just a short walk away from Gordon’s Wine Bar, a famous underground tunnel with a wide variety of wines and cheeses.
Greenwich is unquestionably a fairly popular tourist destination, and it is hardly a hidden gem. Trains and boats may take you right to the riverfront where this attraction is located. The Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark, and the Royal Observatory are just a few of the attractions in this area.
Greenwich, on the other hand, has a distinct ambiance from the rest of London, one that is a little more tranquil and reminiscent of a beach resort.
A spectacular view of the city skyline can be found right outside the Observatory, and behind it is a statue of General James Wolfe, which has massive bullet wounds in it that were supposedly caused by a German fighter plane during World War II.
It’s down by the river, near the Cutty Sark, where you’ll find a glass dome building that serves as the entrance to Greenwich Tunnel, a 120-year-old passageway that will carry you beneath the river and to the other side of London.
St Dunstan’s Garden, located in the East, is a hidden gem, a well-kept secret. Throughout this secret little green space tucked away among modern structures, there is a film-like charm in the air that is difficult to express.
After being severely burned in the Great Fire of London and then largely destroyed by a bomb in 1941, the ruined church, which dates from roughly 1100, is now just a ruin for visitors.
This tiny public park would be an excellent place to get away from the rest of the tourists for a short period and recharge your batteries.
The Monument to the Great Fire of London of 1666, often known as The Monument, is hidden behind skyscrapers.
We won’t get bogged down in the details of the past, but it was constructed in the 1670s and is still well worth a visit today.
Although it is not the tallest building in London, it is one of the oldest and, without a doubt, one of the most attractive structures in the city.
We opted to start with this excellent tavern, which is not very well-known but has a lot to offer in terms of visual attractiveness. Here’s where you can have a fantastic evening.
Everything is possible at Wilton’s Music Hall, including drinking, watching a movie, and attending a concert. It is also in close proximity to the Tower of London, so it will not be difficult to locate.
Wilton is the world’s oldest Grand Music Hall, having opened its doors in 1776. It has been in continuous use for nearly 300 years, beginning as the Victorian Sailors Pub, which was once a warehouse, and finally becoming an abandoned house until being reopened as it is today.
It is common to hear people talk about London’s past and the Roman origins of the city, which is where it all began.
Next to the Museum of London are some wonderful examples of the Roman defensive wall, which was built about 2000 years ago and can be found at various spots along the wall.
They are not closed or covered, which is surprising considering the harsh weather; they can be found almost neglected along the side of the pavement.
Neal’s Yard is a small pocket of space in the midst of Covent Garden where the brightly colored facade gives the impression that you are in a completely different city. It’s a kind of paradise with a very festive and happy environment that you won’t want to miss out on.
When you visit this cemetery, you will feel as if you are one of the protagonists of the most horrific horror film ever because of its wild touch, which includes limitless flora, antique marble sculptures, and a beautiful decadent appearance.
In spite of this, it is one of the most inoffensive and tranquil spots in the city, and it is well worth visiting. It is located in Swain’s L, and it is also worth noting because there are buried people such as the English novelist Douglas Adams and the German scholar Karl Marx.