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Chestertons Best of Hidden London

Hidden London

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Dr Samuel Johnson

London has many famous sights and instantly recognisable landmarks, but hidden down the side streets and tucked away off the beaten track are many equally fascinating, lesser known sights to be enjoyed.

This booklet celebrates those hidden gems and shows you the sights of London that are often overlooked. Enjoy reading about Hidden London and have fun discovering it for yourself too.

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What you will find in our Hidden London booklet:

The Parkland Walk

Concealed by residential streets, the Parkland Walk is a much appreciated piece of ‘countryside’ in north London.

Hubbub café and bar

Set in a former Victorian chapel, Hubbub café and bar is a true Docklands gem.

Dennis Severs’ House

Imagination and an open mind are all that are needed for a visit to this Georgian townhouse in Spitalfields. 

Wilton’s Music Hall

Who would have thought that this dilapidated exterior could house such a stunning venue!

Surrey Docks Farm

With the towers of Canary Wharf as a backdrop, there are few places where urban and rural life sit as closely as they do at Surrey Docks Farm.

The Thames Tunnel

A historical engineering marvel built by Marc Brunel, the impressive and littleknown Thames Tunnel was also the first project for his teenage son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The Museum of Brands

Hidden in a quiet mews just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market lies the Museum of Brands, a treasure trove of retro design and memories.

Kyoto Gardens

The beautiful and serene Kyoto Gardens were opened in 1991 as a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain.

Leighton House Arab Hall

Although the red-brick facade of Leighton House is itself impressive, it also hides one of the most exquisite interiors in London.

23 - 24 Leinster Gardens

Most passers-by will not notice, but there’s something not quite right about 23 and 24 Leinster Gardens.

St Dunstan in the East

Halfway between London Bridge and the Tower of London stands the forgotten ruins of the Church of St Dunstan in the East.

Skoob Books

Tucked away behind a busy shopping centre near the British Museum, Skoob books is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it.

The Jewel Tower

Despite being located across the road from the Houses of Parliament the Jewel Tower is often overlooked by tourists.

Mount Street Gardens

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mayfair and spend some time relaxing in the immaculately presented Mount Street Gardens.

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