Secret London

Explore a totally different side to the city with our guide to secret London – featuring lesser-known museums, low-key bars and other clandestine shenanigans

Narcissus Hall at the Leighton House Museum
© Will Pryce

While the big names of London’s best bars and restaurants may have the pulling power, more often than not it turns out to be the city’s hidden gems that have something a little more to offer. And, where the major museums and art galleries continue to boast some of the world’s best and biggest exhibitions, sometimes room for a little quiet contemplation away from the throng can go a long way. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the very best of secret London – a wealth of the city’s most unusual and original things to do, to help you keep away from the crowds and spend some time in ways a little less ordinary. Just keep it under your hat, yeah?

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