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Secret London – Narcissus Hall at the Leighton House Museum
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Secret and Hidden London

Explore a different side to the city by discovering obscure museums, under-the-radar nightspots and atmospheric hideaways

Sarah Cohen
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Sarah Cohen

Everyone knows about London’s iconic attractions, major museums and world-class restaurants, which means they’re usually busy: as you'll know if you've tried to casually pick up a sandwich in Borough Market or stroll down Columbia Road. Real Londoners – and savvy travellers – prefer to head off the beaten track to seek out under-the-radar gems.

Our guide to secret and hidden London highlights the city's lesser known treasures. Spend a day losing yourself in
secret gardens, having a drink in a underground speakeasy and discovering places that feel like time forgot them. Or impress your out-of-town friends by taking them to hidden London spots that'll show them a whole new side of this city. Just make sure you keep this insider info to yourself, all right?

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