posted by:

Ten alternative London highlights

The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral...Places like this are the sights a first time visitor to London seeks out, and rightly so. But what if you've seen all the obvious stuff? Here's a guide to some things you may have missed. DISCLAIMER - This is a subjective list, and I'm not a born and bred Londoner, so lay no claim to being an expert.

Updated September 21, 2014
Create your own travel list

  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    This museum, tucked away in the 'City', a place more associated with business than tourism, is missed out by many first time visitors to the 'big smoke'. But for an understanding of the great city, from prehistoric times right up to the present day, …
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK
    The biggest of the Royal Parks, Richmond Park may not be as immediately accessible as its more-visited counterparts in the city centre, but the comparative lack of crowds help create a more tranquil atmosphere. The park rolls through a space occupyin…
  3. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in London, England, UK
    The pub is a sacred British institution, and you'll never have to walk far to find a place where a pint of warm beer and a packet of pork scratchings are on offer. Nestled in the middle of Balham, a trendy suburb of London populated with young pr…
  4. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    Camden Town is an assault on the senses, as achingly hip bars rub up against outdoor marketplaces, frequented by Bohemian Londoners who shuffle through streets sound-tracked by the underground, left field musical scene. Famous for its nightlife, …
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    The Wellcome Collection is a quirky, unusual museum which fuses art and science to stunningly good effect. Temporary exhibits (last one I saw was 'Souzou', or Japanese Outsider Art, created by psychiatric inpatients) provide a beguiling appetiser to …
  6. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Twickenham, England, UK
    Horace Walpole, author of what is widely accepted to be the first Gothic novel in 'The Castle of Otranto', didn't just want to write horror romances. He wanted to live in one as well. Strawberry Hill House, situated in well-to-do Twickenham, could no…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    Parliament Hill in beautiful Hampstead Heath gets all the plaudits, but Primrose Hill arguably boasts an even more spectacular view. For those willing to put a bit of a walk in, it's within reasonable distance of Regents Park, and the hill itself is …
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    It may not have quite the dizzying array of priceless artefacts that the British Museum does, but the British Library has its fair share. The obvious draw is the original Magna Carta, but literary types are sure to appreciate Shakespeare's first Foli…
  9. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in London, England, UK
    Arguably made even more famous by Monica Ali's novel of the same name, Brick Lane is a curry lover's paradise, which is why British people can be seen in their droves here - curry may as well be the national dish here, such is its popularity! As well…
  10. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    You wouldn't think a nature reserve could possibly exist in London. Yet, here it is, and it's been voted the nation's favourite nature reserve, no less! As well as being an obvious place to escape from the hectic pace of the city, the main reason …
Travel2014 says:
Thanks for this!
Posted on: Jan 13, 2014
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Sponsored Links