Even dyed-in-the-wool Londoners will delight in our collection of bizarre and overlooked gems in the city. From Victorian waterbeds taken over by wildlife, to rainbow-coloured gift shops, beautiful libraries and weird museums, feel the thrill of a new discovery with our selection of amazing places below. Strap on a camera and be a tourist on your own turf.
Discover more delights in the city
London's secret art galleries
Not all galleries are purpose-built white cubes or in central locations. Gallerists, like artists, are creative and enterprising people (many are or were artists themselves), so if there’s a vacant shop, an empty office or a disused basement it’s likely to be taken over and used to host exhibitions and events.
Underground nights out in London
Enjoy a night out somewhere different this weekend and discover the capital's best hidden bars and nightlife. Sink a drink in one of London's secret drinking dens or spend an evening at an underground event. Check out our guide to hidden bars and nights out in London.