London is famous for many tourist sites and locations where people from around the world visit. However, there are also certain places and attractions, which are not so well known but are worth visiting in the capital city. These attractions are mostly hidden down the side streets or are in some unrecognized areas and hence needs to be explored on your private London tours.
Here are some of the lesser-known but delightful places in London.
Chelsea Physic Garden
This is the oldest botanical garden in London. The garden covers around four acres and is fenced by high brick walls. The garden originally known as the Apothecaries Garden has a large number of trees, which are rarely found elsewhere. The garden is home to many medicinal plants used mainly in Western medicine. It was established long back in 1673 and remains as a center of attraction for all nature lovers.
Dennis Severs’ House
It is a building, which comprises a museum and a theatre. It was the house of an American artist of the same name. The building brings alive the ‘still-life-drama’ in all the ten rooms of the building. Each room is designed such that it gives glimpses of life in Spitalfields during the period between early 18th and early 20th century. The evenings will be candlelit, which makes the place stunning.
It is situated in the center of the West End of the city. However, it is less known and less visited by people. Ponds and benches complement the greenery in the park. The garden here is an ideal place for you to relax. This is the place where you can find many frogs.
St Etheldreda’s Church
This is an ‘out of place’ church located down a road of lined houses. It is out of sight and is hence, not visited by many. The church exists from the middle of the 13th century. It was the official seat of the Bishops of Ely for many years. The church at present is open for visitors all throughout a day and the visit is completely free. The stained glass window on the east is a beautiful sight.
The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed much of the architectural works in the city. The gateway of the church is a remaining portion of the structures destroyed in this fire. Inside the church, you can see the beauty of the Norman architecture. You can also see the tomb of Rahere the founder of the church.
Do not forget to explore some of these lesser-known delights on your private London tours.