Are you planning your London walking tours? Forget about the unending queues at the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and the London Zoo and explore some of the much-overlooked attractions of the city, like the Queen’s House, Victoria Park, Wilton’s Music Hall, etc., that are crowd-free and are among some of the true hidden gems of the city. Below is the list of these unexplored London attractions.
The Queen’s House
The Queen’s House is a seventeenth-century building located in Greenwich and is one of the real treasures of the city, as the gigantic building represents a turning point in the English architecture. The wife of James I, Anne of Denmark, commissioned the building and is the first classical building that was built in the city of London. The construction of the building was finished in 1635 and the design of the building was revolutionary at the time.
Apsley House is the magnificent home of the first Duke of Wellington. The mansion is one of the most well-built buildings in the city and it is still owned by the Wellington family. Inside the Apsley House, you will find the amazing art collection of the Duke with many porcelain and silver antiques. The furnishing and interiors of the mansion are stunning, with mesmerizing art collections including paintings by Rubens, Valazquez, and Van Dyck.
The Old Vic Tunnels
The Old Vic opened a space for performance under Waterloo Station in 2010. The place is intended for production, performance, and installations. The tunnel is gritty, but you will be able to find film, pop art screenings, and theater performances. The Screening Room in the tunnel is run completely by volunteers and this offers a good chance to aspiring theater performers, actors, make-up technicians, set designers, and directors.
Chelsea Physic Garden
The secret garden of the London city, the Chelsea Physic Garden is beautiful, serene, and relaxing to the visitors. Located in the heart of the city, the garden was founded in 1763 and the aim of the garden was to study on the medicinal properties of plants. The Chelsea Physic Garden was one of the very important centers of plant exchange and botany throughout the 1700’s. You will be able to see rock gardens, greenhouses, and a statue of Sir Hans Sloane here.