LONDON’S BEST KEPT SECRETS AND HIDDEN HAVENS

You’ve left your bag in your hotel room, you’ve gotten over your travel tiredness and now London’s at your disposal. The only problem is that you’ve been there, done that and got the T Shirt. What do you do when you’ve worn out all of London’s Best Attractions? You go off book of course. With a city spanning over 1000 square kilometres, you’ve still got a lot to explore. Below, you can find some great places to start for an off grid London break.

The Thames Path

No one expects you to trek the entire 184 mile path along the Thames, from its source and through London, but if you’re looking for a scenic way to spend a summer day in the great outdoors, then travelling some of the inner city route from Richmond to the Thames Barrier.

Thames Path

Magpie & Stump

Once you’ve sampled all the great food at the Metropolis London Hyde Park restaurant and bar, it’s probably time to try somewhere new. The Magpie & Stump pub and restaurant is over 500 years old and is a great place to find some classic Pub Grub and fine wines.

Dennis Severs’ House

This unique take on “still life” art is located in Spitalfields and takes you on a journey through British history through period interiors and sound effects, taking you on a journey through the life of fictional historical Jervis family.

St. Giles-In-The-Field Church

Nicknamed The Poets Church, this 18th century gem is designed in the Palladian style but is also the site of many previous churches spanning back to the beginning of the 12th century.

Shoreditch street art

Take a trip through Shoreditch and without even having to enter an art gallery, you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of art on display. From Banksy on Rivington Street to Zabou’s Smile on Cremer Street, you’re sure to be dazzled.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a haven for entertainment and retail alike. From the amazing Nike Town and Urban Outfitters to the glitz of the nearby Leicester Square, Covent Garden can take up whole days of fun and discovery.

The Gun

Like our amazing Hotel Reward Programmes, this riverside Fullers pub has tasty and great value meals and British Ales for you to peruse. What’s more, the pub itself is situated in London’s docklands area overlooking the River Thames, taking its name from the Cannon which was fired to open the West India Docks in 1802.

Little Venice

Just to the North of Paddington, Little Venice takes its name from the quaint canals that are interspersed throughout. Alongside charming riverside pubs and cafes, you can also walk it all the way to Camden and Regent’s Park.

The Roof Terrace at One New Change

Open from 6am till midnight every day, the roof terrace at One New Change not only gives you access to the vast range of shopping opportunities in the centre, but to the stunning panoramas on view up at its roof terrace. It is up here where you’ll find the classy Madison’s Restaurant and Bar.

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