The key to having an unforgettable London experience is to visit attractions that are a little out of the ordinary and are different from the usual attractions and spots you may work into your itinerary when planning a short break in the city. London is home to countless world famous attractions and visitors will never find themselves short of things to do and iconic sights to see. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, we’d suggest stepping off the beaten track and getting creative with your trip planning.
Though visiting the most popular tourist attractions is of course advised, why not seek out some of London’s hidden gems too? We’ve rounded up some of the best London attractions that you’ve probably never heard of to get you started.
Take a Trip To Little Venice
Little Venice is an area of London situated nearby to Paddington. It is a picturesque part of the city and is a popular place to visit for locals, but it also makes for a great day out for tourists and visitors alike. Little Venice is made up of beautiful houses, canals, boats and quaint waterside restaurants; a truly idyllic set up for those wanting to see another side to the city.
Attend a Comedy Night
Attending a comedy show is one of the best things to do in London, but it is often overlooked in favour of the more well-known evening attractions. London’s comedy scene is full of professional and semi-professional comedians, hilarious sketches and one woman show. As you’d expect from the nation’s capital, it’s a hot bed for emerging and undiscovered talent. There are a number of comedy clubs around Soho and Leicester Square such as The Comedy Store and 99 Club Comedy which are well worth a look.
Check Out Kyoto Garden
Holland Park’s Kyoto Garden was gifted to London by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce to reflects Japanese culture. Filled with water features, foliage and flowers, the Kyoto Garden offers a unique alternative to other parks in the city. It’s a tranquil way to re-centre for an hour or two after a busy trip.
Have a Drink In Cahoots
In London you’re never too far from a classic British pub or a quirky bar. One of the most unusual places to grab a drink is Cahoots. Cahoots is a London Underground themed bar in Soho, filled with London Underground paraphernalia and retro decor.
Check Out God’s Own Junkyard
God’s Own Junkyard, located in a junkyard in Walthamstow, showcases neon artist Chris Bracey’s collection of work. Visitors can feast their eyes on signs from different clubs in Soho, signs from the 1960s and Bracey’s work for the film industry. Entrance is free and it’s a fun attraction for anyone who is interested in art.
Explore Grant Museum of Zoology
One way to have an unforgettable London experience is to visit Grant Museum of Zoology. This museum is the only one of its kind in London and it’s filled with displays of animal skeletons, taxidermy, preserved creatures and more. Though it won’t appeal to everyone, it is definitely something that cannot be found elsewhere.