London’s Hidden Gems


Jasmine G.

Many of us have visited England’s capital city, we all know the typical sights of the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. We may not be able to travel right now, but we can think about where we’d like to go in the future. If you’re considering a trip to London post-pandemic; here’s a few suggestions of places you might not have heard of, from Londoner’s past and present!

Gordon’s Wine Bar
London’s oldest wine bar! Hang out underground and listen to the tube trains rattle next to you in this atmospheric, candlelit cellar.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Embankment / Charing Cross

Broadway Market
A delectable food and craft goods market held on Saturdays. Head to Regent’s Canal afterwards to walk off your lunch on the scenic canal path.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: London Fields

Sunset over St Paul’s
Cross London Bridge from South to North at sunset to see a pink hue over the St Paul’s Cathedral dome.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: London Bridge

Anima e Cuore
Insanely good Italian restaurant, and it’s BYOB!
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Kentish Town
Greenwich Park
A lovely place for a long stroll, with a great city vista. You’ll also pass the University of Greenwich (which you may recognise from ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Les Miserables’), the Royal Observatory and the infamous Meridian Line.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Greenwich / Maze Hill

Go to this pumpin’ piano bar for a guaranteed good time!
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Farringdon

Mez Mangal
Incredible Turkish cuisine with something for everyone!
Nearest Tube / Train Station: New Cross

Grant Museum of Zoology
An alternative to the busy Natural History Museum, this small museum (housed on the University College London campus) is jam packed full of zoological wonders.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Goodge Street

A hidden, 1940’s themed cocktail bar in a disused tube station underneath the busiest area of Central London…need I say more?!
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Oxford Circus

Slow Richie’s
 Delicious burgers and homemade sauces, proudly made in South London. The Lamb Burger is my personal fave…mmmm.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Peckham Rye

For dreamy city views hit up this East London rooftop! A café, bar and workspace with a majorly chilled vibe.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: London Fields

Camden Passage
Gorgeous, narrow alleyway filled with independent shops and foodie delights.
Nearest Tube / Train Station: Angel

Alexandra Palace
There’s always something going on at the multi-faceted Ally Pally! From concerts to farmer’s markets to sports functions, all housed in a beautiful palace. Once you’ve finished inside, you can head to the surrounding park for a walk or a game of pitch and putt.

Nearest Tube / Train Station: Alexandra Palace

And I couldn’t end without mentioning a few of my favourite London pubs…
·     The Southampton Arms (Gospel Oak)
·     Porterhouse (Covent Garden)
·     The Duke’s Head (Highgate)
·     John the Unicorn (Peckham Rye)
·     The Knights Templar (Chancery Lane)
·     The Harp (Charing Cross)
·     East Dulwich Tavern (East Dulwich)
·     The Churchill Arms (Notting Hill Gate)
·     Crown & Anchor (Stockwell)
·     The Crosse Keys (Monument)

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