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Secret London

Explore life off the beaten track with our guide to secret London – the place to find out about low-key bars, lesser-known museums, clandestine dining and more secretive shenanigans

© Rob Greig

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 in London

14 weird but wonderful London museums
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14 weird but wonderful London museums

There's a whole world of weird waiting for you at these beauties

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The seven wonders of…
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The seven wonders of…

Our pick of the seven hidden objects to find at London's finest museums and attractions

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Ten really, really secret things to see in London
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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

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London's hidden museums and libraries
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London's hidden museums and libraries

When it comes to ancient wonders and fascinating artefacts, it isn't all about South Kensington

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16 hidden gardens and green spaces in London
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16 hidden gardens and green spaces in London

Need a break from car horns and billboards? Head for these verdant pockets of peace 

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12 great places to visit in outer London
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12 great places to visit in outer London

Grab your Oyster card – we're headed to the outer limits...

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London's secret art galleries
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London's secret art galleries

Done the Tates? Make tracks for these lesser-visited gems

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Eight places in London that look nothing like London
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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

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Secret places to drink

Secret bars and pubs
Bars and pubs

Secret bars and pubs

Brilliant places to wet your whistle that the tourists haven't found yet

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Five great bars in public toilets
Bars and pubs

Five great bars in public toilets

Getting tipsy in converted bogs is the new thing. Seriously, we're not taking the piss

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Bloggers' picks

Matchmaker Caroline Brealey chooses her five secret London spots
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Matchmaker Caroline Brealey chooses her five secret London spots

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The Curious Pear choose their five secret spots in Peckham and Camberwell
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The Curious Pear choose their five secret spots in Peckham and Camberwell

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Coralie Grassin from 'Teatime in Wonderland' chooses her five secret London spots
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Coralie Grassin from 'Teatime in Wonderland' chooses her five secret London spots

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Rosie Llewellyn of 'A Little Lusciousness' chooses her five secret London spots
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Rosie Llewellyn of 'A Little Lusciousness' chooses her five secret London spots

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navapu n
navapu n

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Jerome M
Jerome M

My kid sister is moving to London for the next two years... I gave her a guidebook (http://amzn.to/1U2QqoL) and am going to have to share this blog with her as well. Thanks for the info!