Don’t Miss These Best-Kept Secrets When Visiting London
Without a doubt, one of the best things about travelling to one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations is NOT seeing all the usual stuff that’s plastered all over the souvenir shops. In fact, when it comes to London Bridge and Big Ben, you may as well see that as you take a ferry along the Thames to go the much more interesting neighbourhood of Greenwich in East London. Not only can you visit the Royal Observatory, but the entire parkland surrounding it is quite beautiful. You can even see the original Cutty Sark clipper ship in the centre of town, just off the banks of the river.
The great thing about the UK capital is that there is so much to do off the beaten path that you’ll feel more like a local when you stumble across these attractions and lesser landmarks. And this doesn’t just include out and about day activities. When nightfalls you can take full advantage of the fact that the city is one of the top fashion and culture destination, and have a wild evening with a model escorts London experience. There’s nothing wrong with trying new things with fun new people on vacation!
Easily one of the most underrated areas in the city is Little Venice, as the name itself doesn’t really suggest that it should be anywhere in England. But just north of Hyde Park is a criss-crossing of several man-made canals, and it’s not just people living on house boats. There are plenty of on-boat cafes and theatres for you to explore, and you can even rent a boat yourself to buzz and down the watery boulevards at your own pace.
And while Hyde Park hogs the limelight, if you are willing to travel just a bit further west you will come across Richmond Park, which is the largest royal park in the city. And while there is so unusual human wildlife on speakers corner, in Richmond Park you can actually stumble across some actual deer. When you are finished hiking the lovely paths that truly make you feel that you are far away from the city, enjoy relaxing at the Pembroke Lodge Tea Room.
Going in the easterly direction, the bizarrely named ‘Isle of Dogs’ is worth a visit, especially if you take the Dockyards Light Railway. While the ‘City’ of London is still quite old, you will suddenly be travelling in-between towering skyscrapers, quickly moving from nineteenth to twenty first century architecture. There are still plenty of lovely restaurants and modern parks to walk through, especially when you follow the Thames all the way around. And chances are if you are going to see a concert or big show you’re going to be in the area anyway, as the O2 arena is located nearby.