Despite nearly three years of living in London I am still finding this city surprises me. This past weekend you may have seen on Instagram I tracked down the stained glass knight in the red phone booth. When I came across a photo of it on Twitter last week the geo-tag just said “London, England” so it took a bit of research to track down exactly where it was. In the photo I could tell it was on the bank of the River Thames but whether it was on the North or South side, it was hard to tell. Finally I came across an article which shared it is close to the Embankment tube statement.
As you can tell in the photo Mark and I took a snowy walk down and despite the chill I love the efffect the snow had on the photo. This made me want to track down other pretty hidden gems in London, especially ones in areas I have walked by a dozen times. I did not imagine this list would be hard to put together but it turns out I have been to quite a few of them including the Sky Garden, Churchill Arms pub, Kyoto Garden, and St. Dunstan in the East (where we took some of our engagement photos). Perhaps I will feature them in an upcoming post but right now, I want to make plans for the future – the short term future. And thus, here are ten hidden gems in London I want to see next:
Chalcot Square Garden in Primrose Hill | Source @charlotteswonderland
The Tulip Stairs in the Queen’s House in Greenwich | Source @birgitkleininteriors
Feya Cafe in Knightsbridge | Source @feyacafe
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Traflagar Square | Source @shannon_in_london
Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park | Source @ilaria_spreafico_art
Leadenhall Market in the City | Source @bonvoyagecleo
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College | Source @benmorephotos
Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden | Source @julianontheroute
The Lanesborough Hotel in Knightsbridge | Source @ lukecabrahams
Pickering Place in Mayfair | Source @garancejuliette
As you can see I chose a a mix of outdoor and indoor spots as well as cityscapes and green areas. If the weather cooperates this weekend I may be able to go see one or two in real life, stay tuned!
Which of these spots would you like to visit?