Don’t get us wrong, we’re huge fans the big London museums, the major art galleries and London’s best restaurants. But sometimes what you need is a bit of tranquility – a few hours somewhere where you’re guaranteed not to be asked for directions to Piccadilly Circus or whacked with a selfie stick. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to secret London – a treasure trove of places that fly under the radar despite being totally brilliant. So take heed and get stuck into a less crowded day out. Just keep it under your hat, yeah?
Secret days out
Ten really, really secret things to see in London
We hope you've got a big hat, because we're going to have to ask you to keep these under it
London's hidden museums and libraries
When it comes to ancient wonders and fascinating artefacts, it isn't all about South Kensington
16 hidden gardens and green spaces in London
Need a break from car horns and billboards? Head for these verdant pockets of peace
12 great places to visit in outer London
Grab your Oyster card – we're headed to the outer limits...
London's secret art galleries
Done the Tates? Make tracks for these lesser-visited gems
Eight places in London that look nothing like London
Lose yourself (and just maybe find yourself) at some of London's most other-worldly locations