As a pro traveler you perhaps are not alien to the idea of zipping past the most famous attractions in London- the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square- you have been charmed by all. But have you ever thought of digging your way through some of the unsung attractions of England’s capital? The city itself holds a wealth of treasures for its travelers in the form of these lesser charted touristy attractions- Brick Lane, St Katherine Docks, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the list goes on.
So if you have already been to London once and have missed out these attractions it’s suggested that you plan a trip once more- just to be a part of the lesser-known London. Today, within the scope of the post we’ll present you with a primer of the leading lesser known attractions in London. Traveling to London is now cheaper than ever with the availability of a bevy of affordable package deals. You can even save on your luggage transport services by opting for companies like Send My Bag that transport your luggage at much lower prices than that of the airline authorities.
The Little Known Travel Destinations of London
Head eastwards and discover the gloriously evolved market place laced with unmistakable artistic tones. What used to be known for its notorious crime scene is now home to a vibrating market place presenting you a heady mix of styles. Classy vintage bags, jewelry, handbags- you get almost everything here.
The meeting point of the Regent Canals and the Grand Union makes for a tranquil oasis far away from the clamor of one of the busiest cities in the world. The “peace haven” situated at the southern part of Maida Vale can be explored in manifold ways- be it for taking a morning stroll, or else a ride on the water boat, or a laid-back afternoon meal or just taking a walk under the bridges.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Regency architect, Sir John Soane had designed this first purpose built public art gallery of England, in the year 1817. Though you might as well be more inclined towards visiting its more famous rivals like National Gallery, you should visit this one at least once. Treat your eyes to the refined collection of around 300 17th and 18th century classic master paintings by the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck etc.
Situated in the south western part of London, this park remains one of the most favorite picnic spots for Londoners. A sprawling 2,500 acre site gives you ample scope to indulge in some real peaceful activities like taking silent walks, deer watching etc. Its chief attractions include ancient oaks, ornamental gardens along with six hundred deer.
St. Katherine Docks
Situated in Central London, St Katherine Docks is a gem of a secret that is waiting to be explored to its full potential by tourists. A place with thousand years of notable history serves as its background. It has a fantastic line of shops, waterside restaurants and cafes.