If you’re headed to London soon and you find yourself yearning to discover London’s hidden gems, you might want to look further than just the London Eye and Madame Tussaunds. Of course there are many activities in London that are hard to pass up, but visiting the sites that are less crowded will not only make you feel like a local, but will also show you a part of London that’s hidden and waiting to be discovered.
The Queen’s House is a 17th Century building in Greenwich that was the first classical building built in England. Since this elegant building is Tudor-influenced and made with red brick, at the time it was considered the only unique home of its kind during the 17th Century. Now this gorgeous home has been transformed into a museum that has a beautiful fine arts collection. Visit a historic home and be amazed at its best features which include the Great Hall and Tulip Stairs.
Are you a tennis fan? Most tourists wouldn’t think to visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, where you will learn all about the history of Wimbledon and remember back to when your favorite tennis stars played on similar greens. Watch amazing video footage and check out memorabilia that will make you want to play tennis stat. Plus, marvel at the sport’s evolution from a garden game to becoming a well known sport in England and beyond.
If you love nature Victoria’s park is a beautiful historical park that makes it easy for locals and tourists to relax outdoors. Take a break from walking around the city, grab a picnic basket, and pack up your favorite travel foods from new restaurants that you’re already growing to love. If you’re going to be in London during the Olympics you’ll even be able to experience live music, videos, and more at this beautiful park. It will certainly be nice to sit back and relax in a city that’s full of hidden gems
Don’t be content with only going to a gorgeous park and historical places, head under the Waterloo Station to explore the Old Vic Tunnels. Today these fun tunnels have been transformed into a performance space and it’s truly magical to experience film screenings, theatrical performances, pop-up art, and more.
So when you’re on your way to London it’s time to start dreaming of all of the adventures you will have because all of the places you’re about to explore will not disappoint. Of course there are always wonderful restaurants and historical landmarks to visit, but discovering the best kept secrets that often get ignored will make you enjoy your stay in London all the more.