There are many historic corners, antiques, and beautiful buildings in the city of London that usually do not appear in the London old city tour packages. The best thing about these attractions is that all these places are free to visit and are sure to delight tourists of all age groups. Below is a list of some of these hidden gems of the city.
Camden Passage is hidden behind the Upper Street in Islington and has many independent boutiques, cute cafes, and vintage shops, where you can find everything from fashion stores to antique stores that sell curios, furniture, war memorabilia, and many other items.
Do not forget to explore Little Venice during your London walking tours. This place is London’s answer to the Italian city of Venice. Little Venice is home to many waterside pubs, cafes, and restaurants. The place come alive in summer as tourists and locals walk along the riverside or hop on the boats in the canals.
The Thames Path
The Thames River is home to many treasures of the city, with the forty-miles-long Thames Path featuring numerous quiet spots. The best way to explore the Thames Path is on a bicycle. You can hire a bike to explore many public beaches, the village of Rotherhithe, and one of the favorite pubs of Charles Dickens – the Prospect of Whitby, on your London old city tour.
Wilton’s Music Hall
Wilton’s music hall is a traditional music hall in Tower Hamlets of London. The place has been recently restored to its old glory. You can book tickets to many performances, enjoy a drink in the Mahogany bar, or just take a tour of the venue.
The Kyoto Japanese Garden is hidden inside the Holland Park, which is located in Kensington and features many hidden corners. The beautiful park has many peacocks, statues, winding paths, an orangery, and an opera house, in addition to the Kyoto gardens.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John Soane is the architect of the Bank of England and the museum is his former residence. Sir John Soane’s museum is one of the finest public museums in the city of London that houses 20,000 plus antiques and architectural drawings. You can see works by Canaletto, Turner, and Piranesi at the museum. The exhibits are left almost the same way Soane wanted.