Best London Hidden Gem Attractions

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Best London Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • minuteman2018
    Cambridge, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 5th tour since circa 1986. I last visted around 2007.

    Whilst each tour guide sticks to the same route, each one has put a different spin on the visit or provided more detail depending on the further reading they have done off their own back ie about the architecture or the cemetery's inhabitants (dead or alive - seemingly, 'Spring Watch' had done some filming the previous year so we got to learn about their findings.) or social history, thereby, providing more context.

    The cemetery never stays the same. There were three newer graves - no spoilers - that will be of interest to many for completely different reasons.

    (Aside from Karl Marx and Douglas Adams etc. in the other cemetery on the otherside of Swains Lane.)

    UPSHOT: I was pleased to have visited again - the cemetery was featured in a Sherlock Holmes-themed comic my son had recently read. Hence, he joined me.

    Our tour guide was Stephen. After the official tour was completed, any visitors on our tour who had a special request, myself included, he guided us to the particular grave we hoped to see. This was really appreciated as all the tour guides are volunteers and Stephen had already given up his morning in support of Highgate Cemetery.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Masteryates
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can visit this and get a stately home, an art gallery and an armery museum, all under one roof and it's free. Everything is top notch and it's only a short walk from Bond Street tube station. Why waste days visiting individual museums? Well worth making the recommend donation.
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • Mark D
    Melbourne, Australia688 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was staying nearby and work in packing so thought it would be interesting lots of history amazing how old some of our every day brands are. Found it very nostalgic looking at different toys from when I was younger. So much cramped in to a small space need to take your time with each display. Especially enjoyed the individual brands for oldest to most recent.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI952 contributions
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    I first learned about the Courtauld Gallery in 2020 when I came across some virtual art talks during the pandemic. Through those talks, I learned about some of the wonderful works of art in their collection. I knew that I would have to visit the next time I made it to London! Walking into the Courtauld, I felt excited about what was to come... and I enjoyed the spiral staircase taking us up to the gallery floors. We started in the Bloomsbury Group gallery, filed with works by Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry, among others; it was a nice introduction to this group. Next up was the Impressionism gallery...the target of my visit. It was truly an honor to see some great works like The Card Players by Cezanne, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Van Gogh, A Bar at the Folies Bergère by Édouard Manet, as well as works by Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, Seurat, Morisot, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The collection includes works covering the Renaissance to the 18th century as well as Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings and decorative arts and 20th century art. A delightful way to start our stay in London!
    One note: Being associated with the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Gallery invites art students and guests to sit and draw as well as hosts school field trips; that did not take away from our experience.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • LokiLaaLaa
    Milton Keynes, UK354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Situations in a wonderful and original docklands building. Fantastic and well thought out exhibitions provide a superb insight into life through the ages in this area in many different communities. Their website is full of interesting articles too. My favourite museum in London and incredibly it’s free!
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • frances b
    London, UK32 contributions
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    What a fabulous afternoon. Really delicious lunch followed by one of the best shows we have seen here - 50s, 60s, and 70s music and a chance for a really good sing-a-long. A good fun afternoon out. Thoroughly recommended.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • Tonya D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit was a delightful experience, filled with picturesque landscapes and tranquil ambiance. The lush greenery and charming pathways provided a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, some areas seemed in need of maintenance, slightly detracting from the overall charm. A lovely spot for a leisurely stroll or a quiet moment of reflection.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Nash71
    Eastbourne, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently spent an extraordinary evening at The Magic Circle, and it was truly a magical experience from start to finish. The night featured performances by four incredible magicians, each bringing their unique style and flair to the stage, leaving us mesmerised and thoroughly entertained.

    The highlight of the evening was not only the spectacular magic show but also the fascinating tour of The Magic Circle building and its museum. Our guide was engaging and knowledgeable, sharing captivating stories about the history of magic and the club itself. We had the opportunity to see a remarkable collection of artifacts and memorabilia that offered a deeper appreciation for the art of magic.

    The ambiance of The Magic Circle was enchanting, with its intimate setting allowing for a close-up view of the tricks. The staff were welcoming and added to the overall charm of the evening.

    For anyone with a love for magic or simply looking for a unique and delightful night out, The Magic Circle is an absolute must-visit. We left with a sense of wonder and awe, eager to return for another magical evening.
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • Sidney G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whole experience was amazing as part of my friend’s Hen Do! The Professor was top vibes and energy and the challenges were great fun!
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • Jack C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently revisited Greenwich Market after an eight-month hiatus and was thoroughly impressed by the transformation. The market has undergone a complete overhaul, elevating its operations to a highly professional level. It now stands out as one of the best markets in the area, if not the very best.

    The variety and quality of the stalls have significantly improved, offering a diverse range of goods that cater to a wide audience. From artisanal crafts and unique clothing to delectable food options, there is something for everyone. The traders are friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the overall pleasant experience.

    The market's management deserves special commendation for their excellent work. They have clearly put in a lot of effort to enhance the market's appeal and ensure smooth operations. The layout is well-organised, making navigation easy and enjoyable, even during peak times.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Emily
    London, UK407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Collection of Objects, pictures and drawings as well as a well preserved house.
    Lots to see, and staff were very friendly & helpful.
    No descriptions on items, but you can buy a guidebook.
    Free entry and worth a visit.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • Karen S
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The receptionist gave us such a warm welcome and was friendly and helpful. It’s a small museum which takes about an hour or so to peruse. Historians interested in the Whitechapel murders will find it interesting.
    Written 30 May 2024
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  • Mim
    40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a lovely dry and clear day so views were great cross London. Plenty of walks, children's parks and place to picnic or cafe to eat
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • MG50+
    Solihull, UK38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where does anyone start trying to describe such a beautiful exhibit? Well, I shall try. The description states that this is the largest Hindu temple outside of India. Well, on first impression, it does look large, to say the least. However, it's not till you are inside that you realise how large it actually is. It is actually classed as one of the Seven Man Made Marvels of London. The "welcome" film describes how the idea of 1971 became a reality some twenty years later and how each section was created by superior craftsmen in India - part by part. Each part was then numbered and carefully packaged before being transported to London. Then, the world's biggest jigsaw was put together over a period of two years. The colours and incredible exhibits inside the temple are both splendid and incredible. To put into reality what I've tried to describe, please book up a visit, as it will certainly open your eyes and your mind.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • pgupta16
    Stafford, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend going there because of the beautiful view and the fact that it is ideal for sports during the summer..
    Written 4 April 2024
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