There is no shortage of sights in London. It’s the UK’s largest city with a dizzying array of leisure activities, cultural attractions, historical sites, and more cafes, restaurants, and bars than you can find. While everyone knows the London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s, and the London Dungeons, it is unlikely that even locals who settled in London have visited more than one or two of London’s hidden gems outside of this route.
1. Bank of England Museum
You may not be able to take it home with you, but soon at the Bank of England Museum, you will get your hands on a 13-pound gold bar through a hole in a locker. Few people have ever touched something so precious in their life.
2. Museum of the Guard
The history of the five-foot guard regiments who guard the Queen and who change the guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace every day is remarkable. In addition to learning more about this British institution, you can also wear a guard robe and bearskin hat for a souvenir snapshot.
3. Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
Where else can you see paintings and sculptures from the 16th century, except in a Roman amphitheater? Although the gallery was founded in 1885 to house art from the London Corporation, the amphitheater below was not discovered until 1999. Explore this fascinating piece of history and try the brutal animal and public will fights that once thrilled the ancient Romans.
4. Interior in Covent Garden
Get your inner zen amid the hustle and bustle of busy Covent Garden. After a visit to the well-stocked bookstore, you can visit the relaxation room for free to try to regain your inner calm.
5. The Wallace Collection
This national museum presents works of art collected by four merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. You can see works by Titian, Rembrandt, and Velazquez, as well as artifacts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a wide range of British weapons and armor.
6. Sir John Sloane Museum
Sir John Sloane, architect and art fanatic, assembled three houses in Lincoln’s Inn Fields into a house and museum, which he donated to Great Britain after his death in 1837. The building itself is great and its spectacular exhibits: you can see Seti I. see sarcophagus in the pictures of the crypt and Hogarth in the gallery.
7. Free classes at Gresham College
No student attends this college and there are no courses. The college is a college that offers free public courses. It’s been around for over four centuries and its subjects include art, literature, science, and math.
8. Scholarship from the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Anatomy
This museum houses a large selection of specimens of vases, cabinets, and skeletons. The perfectly designed small museum is a must-see for those looking for weird and unusual objects that display items such as a dugong skeleton, an elephant bird egg, and a 12,000-year-old mammal starter.
9. St. Dunstans to the east
This garden, designed by Christopher Wren and reminiscent of Gothic architecture, is well hidden and many locals are unaware of its existence. The Singing Garden is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of London.
10. The seven noses of Soho
If you take a closer look at your next trip to Soho, you’ll start looking at the work of artist Rick Buckley, who planted seven noses – just like his – of him in the area. What began in 1997 as a protest against the spread of video surveillance remains part of the Soho landscape today. Sniffing your nose with any treasure hunt in London is a great thing.
11. Station on the beach
If you can’t add Strand Station to your Tube mind map, it’s because it’s no longer in use. However, if you’re lucky, you may want to visit this central and historic London destination that was once the repository of some of London’s most treasured works of art during World War II. Discover London Transport Museum tours.
12. Bell Whitechapel Foundry
This East London gem is famous for London’s most famous landmark – the Big Ben Bell. He also performed the Liberty Bell in the United States, which demonstrated American independence. It is worth noting that the 500-year-old foundry is still in operation, making it the oldest manufacturing company in the UK. You can buy your watch at the foundry, certainly one of London’s most authentic souvenirs.
13. Hats Lock & Co.
Not only is this vulnerable hat shop near Piccadilly the oldest hat shop in the world, but it also claims to be the 34th oldest family business in the world. Lock & Co hats have been worn for centuries on celebrities, politicians, royalty, and heroes, as well as on undisturbed great Londoners. Visit his shop and travel back in time.
14. Kayaking on the Regent Canal
See London from the water by kayaking on one of the city’s canals. Climb onto an inflatable paddleboard for a unique perspective, plus some relief from the noise and hustle and bustle of central London. Paddle to the iconic Camden Lock and watch a canal boat pass through the lock and admire the various tourist crowds at this popular North London destination.
15. The music museum
A museum in London seems to focus on almost any activity or object. Few museums present it as perfectly as the Museum of Music, which is not a West End performance venue but a collection of instruments that play on their own. Find out how people listened to music before the days of the radio or even gramophones. Even non-musical visitors will enjoy the spectacle of this unique museum.
16. The old operating room
There are so many interesting places in London hidden away in hidden corners. Here is a very interesting one. The former operating room is located in the Borgo, on the upper floor of the Church of San Tommaso. It was once part of the former hospital of San Tommaso and is the oldest operating room in Europe. Visitors can see the (slightly exciting) variety of medical apparatus and devices similar to the bone saws used in the early 19th century, without anesthesia.