London is an incredible city hiding countless gems and there is no way to see them all. Each of these hidden gems is carefully selected. There are some unique places in London that truly worth the time for travelling.
Mercato Mayfair is one of the best hidden gems in London till now.
Mercato Metropolitano’s second site, Mercato Mayfair, is a cultural hub and viable community market in the regenerated St Mark’s on North Audley Street, Mayfair.
The sister of Elephant & Castle’s Mercato Metropolitano opened in the beautiful setting of a converted church at the tail end of last year so it was only a matter of months.
THE PAINTED HALL
The painted hall is located inside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich; the painted hall has just recently been restored to all its previous glory. The painted hall is one of the most incredible places to visit in London and absolutely worth the trip.
The epic painting scheme, known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’ took nineteen years from the start of the commission to its completion in 1726. Bu turns extravagant, playful, thoughtful, and politically shrewd, Thornhill’s scheme earned him a knighthood and payment if £6,685.
One of the best secret finds in London is a small alley called Neal’s Yard. It opens into a courtyard defined by colourful facades housing health food shops and cafes, few minutes work from the Covent Garden train station. The Neal’s Yard is also known for the value-driven retailers, people can buy organic soaps and beauty products, organic cheese, as well as homecoming gifts for friends and family from the various shops.
Neal’s Yard is located near to Covent Garden, close to Trafalgar Square and many other attractions.
The Tulip Stairs are probably the most aesthetically pleasing of all the hidden gems of London. It is located inside the 17th century Queen’s House in Greenwich, the sweeping staircase is considered one of the most beautiful spiral staircases in the world.
London has no shortage of markets to visit, but Leadenhall market is one of the most beautiful market. Leadenhall market is a covered market, with a beautiful ornate roof that features glass windows and curved beams. It is found in the city of London, on Gracechurch Street, and most visitors on foot will access it via one of the narrow pedestrian alleyways. It can be hard to spot, so having a map or an app with the location saved will help.
Film buffs will recognize the Leadenhall Market as one of the Harry Potter filming locations in London. The market was the location for one of the entrances to Diagon Alley.
Royal Exchange is established in 1566 as London’s first place for trading stocks, this iconic building has a long history. It is one of the places where, traditionally, the reign of the new monarch is announced to the public.
The Royal Exchange building has been destroyed by fire twice and was in danger of collapse at the end of the 20th century. It is located half-way in between St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London, the Royal Exchange is impressive from inside and outside.
LEWISHAM’S PHONE BOX LIBRARY
The box which stands near the corner of Loampit Hill and Tyrwhitt Road, just a stone’s throw from St. John’s station has operated since 2013.
With no registration and no fines, it’s a casual walk-in and browse setup. Anyone is free to take home a book and back or replace them.
Therefore, these are some hidden places found in London. Apart from these, Postman’s Park, Chelsea Physic Garden, Sir John Soane’s Museum and so on. The main highlights of the city are London Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, or Buckingham Palace.
Article Writer: Muskan Arora
Editorial Assistant: Abhishek Khanpara
Editor in Chief: Jumana N Mohamed
Publisher: Supankan K.