A new(ish) project from Hidden London
The aim of Hidden London: The Guide is to introduce the more adventurous London explorer to a selection of interesting places to visit and attractive or curious sights to see, all of which avoid the well-worn paths to tourist hotspots like the world-famous galleries, the great cathedrals, the London Eye, Big Ben and Madame Tussauds.
Each listed attraction has some kind of story behind it – and a short article interweaves this background with a description of the present-day character of the place, accompanied by an enlightening photograph or two.
At the bottom of each page you’ll find detailed information to help you plan a visit to the place in question. If you click the picture at the top right of any page in The Guide an area map will open in a new window or tab.
This section of the popular and long established Hidden London website is in its infancy, but as it grows it will feature a wide variety of attractions all across Greater London, including:
- publicly accessible buildings (historic houses, former industrial buildings, museums, galleries, arts spaces, performance venues, places of worship, etc.)
- historic shops and markets, pubs, cafés and the like
- parks, gardens and other open spaces
- sculptures and curiosities situated in or visible from the public domain
- some paired attractions located close to each other
- recurring special events of a distinctive character (whether regularly timetabled or not)
A small proportion of the featured places are not regularly open to the public but can be viewed on special occasions (such as London Open House weekend) or by appointment, or are available for hire.
For almost everyone who knows London well, some of the attractions featured in this website may not be ‘hidden’ at all – but these will differ according to the parts and aspects of London with which the site user is especially familiar.
To suggest an attraction for inclusion in The Guide, please use the form on the Contact page.