10 Hidden Gems of London that Most Tourists Never See


Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

Spanning 320 hectares, Hampstead Heath is a stunning open space with lots going on – whoever said London wasn’t green? Venture to the top of Parliament Hill for panoramic views of London and beyond, but make sure you stay clear of all the kites as this hill is also known as Kite Hill!

If you love an open air swim, then pack your bathers and choose from the lido or the famous ponds. Or, take a wander through the ancient woodlands and take in the delights of all the flora and fauna that this area attracts.

So inspiring is this beautifully magical green expanse, that it’s said to have been the inspiration C.S Lewis needed to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Who knows, it could inspire your hidden masterpiece too…

The Tip of the London Iceberg!

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner… But honestly, all you need to do in London is turn a corner, and you’ll find something going on. Be that a bustling market, a thriving street food stall, a cosy tea room or a lively art gallery. The best way to explore our capital city is by foot, hoping on a bus or navigating the London Underground system.

So leave the car at home, wear some comfy shoes and prepare to be wowed by all that this exciting city has to offer.


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