The presence of numerous iconic monuments and other landmarks makes London quite a unique place to visit. The city is a mix of the new and old that promises visitors on London walking tours an entirely new experience than all other major cities across the world. Most visitors, however, confine their visit to the place with a limited itinerary that focuses on the major landmarks in London such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, etc.
Nevertheless, London is a place where there a lot to discover besides its major monuments and sights. The city promises much more to the visitor in the form of its many little-known yet equally fascinating attractions. Visiting these unknown places would be the best way for visitors to better understand the city and its culture. Below is a list of some of the five little-known attractions to visit in London.
Kyoto Japanese Garden
The Kyoto Japanese Garden is a truly impressive place in London. Located in the Holland Park, this Japanese styled garden covers around 55 acres of land and is a perfect place for relaxing. The garden hosts several of the objects found in traditional Japanese gardens such as stone lanterns, koi carp pond, and several trees. The paths, statues, and foliage of the garden induce calmness making it a worthwhile destination for visitors on London walking tours.
Camden Passage is another fascinating place to visit in London for experiencing shopping. The place resembles a traditional city street and hosts several antique shops, cafes, boutiques, and restaurants. Besides that, Camden Passage contains numerous shops dealing with memorabilia, outfits, furniture, etc. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the market days in Camden Passage; you can visit the book market at Pierrepont Arcade on Thursdays and Fridays.
Yet another little-known attraction, the Postman’s Park is actually a memorial dedicated to individuals who have displayed acts of bravery and courage. Its Watts Memorial consists of several tablets that detail the acts of bravery shown by many individuals. This place owes its name, as it was the favorite lunch place of the General Post Office workers located nearby.
Chelsea Physic Garden
One of the most underestimated places, the Chelsea Physic Garden is impressive owing to the fact that it is the oldest botanical garden in London. Visitors will find this place not only delightful but also educational. It hosts about 5,000 rare and exotic plants that have many uses such as medicinal, edible, and historic.
Geffrye Museum is located in East London and is another famous attraction in London. The museum focuses on homes and its history from the 15th century to the current times. Located in almshouses dating back to the 18th century, the Geffrye Gallery now consists of an extended exhibition space and a café.