Must-See Hidden Gems In London


London has plenty of iconic and world-renowned landmarks and attractions- but what about the lesser known wonders of the city?

Well, there are plenty of those on offer too, it just takes a little more exploration and a little more adventure and the real London will show itself to you.

Book a room in the Park Grand Kensington London for a stay in one of the finest hotels near Earls Court Tube Station and the perfect city centre location, then get your shoes on and head out the door for a day of exploration.

Let’s take a look at London’s best undiscovered gems.

Little Venice

Little Venice is a picturesque area in West London, not too far from your Kensington London hotels, that is often overlooked by tourists.

It is home to a tranquil canal network, lined with colourful houseboats and charming cafes. You can take a leisurely boat ride along the canal or enjoy a stroll along the towpath.

The area also features a variety of independent shops and eateries, and the country’s only floating puppet theatre…

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is a stunning Victorian cemetery in North London that is home to an impressive collection of ornate tombs and mausoleums.

It is the final resting place of many famous figures, including Karl Marx, George Eliot, and Douglas Adams. Guided tours are available, or you can explore the cemetery on your own.

Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum is a charming museum in East London that explores the history of English domestic life through a series of recreated period rooms.

It features a beautiful herb garden and a cosy cafe and makes for a rather wonderful rainy day activity.

St. Dunstan-in-the-East

St. Dunstan-in-the-East is a ruined church in the heart of the City of London that has been transformed into a tranquil public garden.

It features a variety of plants and flowers, as well as a series of Gothic arches and a stunning bell tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

God’s Own Junkyard

God’s Own Junkyard is a quirky neon wonderland in East London that features a collection of neon signs, vintage movie props, and other oddities.

It’s a must-visit for anyone looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and is home to perhaps the best named cafe in the city; The Rolling Scones Cafe.

Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a small, quirky museum located in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury district.

It is home to a fascinating collection of over 68,000 specimens, including extinct and endangered species, skeletons, and preserved specimens in jars.

The museum is a hidden gem for science and nature lovers and is a must-visit for anyone interested in zoology and natural history.

Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard is a colourful and charming courtyard tucked away in the heart of Covent Garden.

It features a variety of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a beautiful floral display.

The courtyard is a hidden gem in the bustling city centre and a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat away from the crowds.

London’s Hidden Side

So there you have it, some of the best things you can discover in London whilst avoiding the crowds.

Explore to your heart’s content then head back to your hotel for a helping of the best Indian afternoon tea London has to offer.