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

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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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Top secret days out in London

16 hidden gardens in London
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16 hidden gardens in London

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Alternative places to visit in London
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Alternative places to visit in London

Sights for sore eyes

21 other-worldly London locations
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21 other-worldly London locations

Lose yourself (and maybe find yourself) 

Ten super secret things to do in London
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Ten super secret things to do in London

We hope you've got a big hat

Off-limits London: five places we never get to see
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Off-limits London: five places we never get to see

London's off-limits beauties

The London places that time forgot
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The London places that time forgot

Some bits of London never change

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Secret places to sink a 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

Five great bars in public toilets
Bars and pubs

Five great bars in public toilets

Seriously, we're not taking the piss

London’s best hotel secrets

Ten quirky facts about London hotels
Hotels

Ten quirky facts about London hotels

Quirky feats, facts and secrets for those who love a good bit of gossip

Ten of the most outrageous requests London hotels have fulfilled
Hotels

Ten of the most outrageous requests London hotels have fulfilled

These lot give the term 'we aim to please' a whole new meaning

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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!