The city that is an enlightenment to so many is proof that culture has space for everyone. A cosmopolitan city that carries tons of history, Londonhas proved itself to be the centre stage of so many courses of action to design, fashion and culture that it’s a true must-go when it comes to travel guides. This time around we bring you the very best hidden spots you can’t help but have a peak when you find yourself wandering around this charming city!
This is, perhaps the city guide of the most unusual yet quiet settings for the tourists who want to enjoy London quite like it is. Get away from the norm sightseeing tips and goes and discover yourself in the most pretty gardens, the unusual art exhibitions and the otherworldly places you will, definitely, tell your friends about.
St. Dunstan’s in the East
This quiet corner of London is the place to gather your thoughts or just have a nice, quiet afternoon without having a care in the world. St. Dunstan in the East – the haven of peace in the heart of London, where you find the same person reading or an executive with his food looking for solitude. A best-kept secret perfect for the lovers of photography and nature!
Where is it? Between Monument and Tower Hill
Crossness Pumping Station
Maybe a gas station wasn’t on your mind, we know because it certainly wasn’t in ours but this will change your mind. Stepping aside from this detail the Crossness Pumping Station is the 150-year-old museum that a lover of architecture can’t miss. Those who appreciate the delicate Victorian architecture will absolutely be amazed by this industrial masterpiece.
Where is it? Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9AQ
St. Martin’s Window
There are so many reasons to visit St Martin-in-the-Fields, but this is surely one of its many charms. An impressive building with exceptional beauty, you can’t afford o miss the free concerts held in the afternoons but once you’re around this view from St. Martin’s Window is impressive on itself.
Where is it? Trafalgar Square
V&A · The world’s first museum café
Known for their amazing collections, this worldly known museum café has an intriguing atmosphere like no other. With striking views, the glorious surroundings of the building deliver an entirely new setting to this marvellous place. Free yourself of the current novelties and have a peek at the incredible exhibitions and once you’re tired you can always go for the majestic eating area, boasting with clean, majestic features.
Where is it? Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
The Palm House
From the outside, this might look like a normal building but inside there’s a completely new story. This iconic Victorian glasshouse accommodates a rainforest climate that supports no more than a unique collection of tropical plants from places that are the most threatened environments of the globe. A botanical paradise that is open to the public and it’s easily accessible within the Kew Gardens
Where is it? Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB
Hardcore fans of the movie saga Harry Potter will soon be delighted by this place. This striking Victorian marketplace is open for 24 hours and is one of the oldest and finest detailed marketplaces in London. A picture worthy place that clearly witches everyone who visits. Our tip: go in the evening and appreciate the striking setting that the lamps give to the place.
Where is it? Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT
Lights of Soho
A colourful experience all around. Here, you can expect all the colours of the world and a bit more. This incredible building with an incredible mission is here to surprise you with truly unique functions. Supporting emerging artists, this incredible place is funded through a members club.
Where is it? 35 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0RX
Victorian Crystal Palace
This stunning underground heritage site features some marvellous to the eye orange and white bricks that will certainly get your opinion on orange to a positive note. A relic of the Victorian construction hidden under the Crystal Palace, it is now open to the public and will soon be the inspiration to your home decor ideas
Where is it? Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19 1LG
18 Stafford Terrace
Grab the chance to visit one of a kind home that is stuck in the 1900’s. Yes, you can actually visit the place and have the unique opportunity to see what it was like to live in this great time. A time capsule experience, the house that belonged to the cartoonist of Punch – Edward Linley Sambourne is one of the places to inspire.
Where is it? 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 7BH
Guess what? If you’re a design lover, and since you’re in London, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Covet London – an outstanding apartment with a wide range of luxury furniture and lighting! Covet is a Portuguese Design Group that has brands such as Brabbu, DelightFULL, Essential Home, and many more, and it’s the perfect spot to see all the pieces set together and how you’re capable of creating unique ambiances!
If you’re a mid-century design lover, DeligthFULL and Essential Home are going to win your heart! See with your own eyes the amazing Sinatra Floor Lamp – the first piece of the mid-century lighting brand – and take some ideas for your home renovation or design project!
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