Hidden London: your tips

Help needed – we’re making some travel videos in London this week and want to know if you have any tips for finding the hidden / secret side to the city.

Let’s have them…

Tim Chester 30/09/13    City tipsEngland Link Report

Processing your request, Please wait....

3 Replies Date Popularity

Research research research! London’s an amazing city with something for everyone. If you’re there for the shopping or the shows or the history or the art or the nightlife, there’s so much to see and do. The moment the plane lands, you’ll be bombarded with brochures and travel companies all claiming to know the secret side of London, but the only real, reliable source is people who have been there. Hop on travel discussion boards, expat blogs, or google “London off the beaten path” and see what pops up. You’ll find everything from sunrise kayak tours of the thames to a sunset climb on the roof of the O2. And if all the research fails, you can always ask the locals. People love their city and always have an opinion on the best place for fill-in-the-blank.

Laura Pucik 02/10/13    Link Report

Processing your request, Please wait....

I haven’t! I literally heard about it the weekend I returned from my last trip to London. But it’s on my list for next time. :)

Laura Pucik 07/10/13    Link Report

Processing your request, Please wait....

Thanks for that Laura. Good tips. Have you done the O2 climb? It’s pretty spectacular.

Tim Chester 04/10/13    Link Report

Processing your request, Please wait....

  • Parliament Hill is wonderful! Its the hill at the top of Hampstead Heath that gives you a panoramic view of the entire city and is only a short bus rise from Oxford Circus!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/sevenwonders/london/parliament_hill/

    Lauren Huggins 04/10/13    Link Report

    Processing your request, Please wait....

    This looks awesome – definitely going to have to check it out :)

    Lottie Gross 07/10/13    Link Report

    Processing your request, Please wait....

  • Do lots and lots of walking! There are so many little alleyways, yards and courts – two recent discoveries include Passing Alley (which I’ve somehow missed on countless walks down St John Street – so the name’s appropriate) and also one near 107 Shepherdess Walk which, from the road, looks to lead into a cellar but actually winds up at a park. Oh and you see lots of stuff from the top deck of a bus too – sometimes of a slightly “When I’m Cleaning Windows” nature!

    Neil McQuillian 07/10/13    Link Report

    Processing your request, Please wait....