London. A place of beauty. Something new and different to see whenever you visit. From the diversity and wonder of Camden Market to the glamour of Oxford Street.
We know you already love London, but here are a few destinations for you to visit to make you fall in love with London… all over again. Off we go!
London’s Hyde Park is one of eight royal parks in the capital and is a notable tourist destination with plenty of famous sights to see, from the Serpentine Lake to the Memorial Fountain for Diana, Princess of Wales, along with there being many activities to join in with from horse riding to swimming, not forgetting Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, a popular yearly festive event.
Hatchard’s Bookshop, Piccadilly
Hatchard’s bookshop is the oldest one in London and is a must see for any literary fanatic.
This store was established in 1797 and is still working hard, holding book signings and literary events to satisfy their customers.
The fact that the same building this store is using, has been used for over two centuries has made this place a popular landmark on Piccadilly. Meanwhile, another Hatchard’s store opened up in St. Pancras.
Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
Neal’s yard is one of those random and enjoyable places to visit when you’re spending a day in London. Located in Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard is an open square of space with a few shops, cafe’s and a salon.
With building’s painted in bright colours that you wouldn’t dare attempt on your own home, it looks like a rainbow has thrown up there in a strangely pleasant way.
The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Paintings across walls and ceilings as for as the eye can see – a wonder that deserves to be seen by all. This 20 year project by Sir James Thornhill in 1707 not only earned him a lovely sum of £6685, but he was also knighted.
The navy college is also an extremely popular location for filming, a few being Les Misérables, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Golden Compass.
Painshill Park, Kingston
With the natural beauty of the landscape, to the mysterious crystal grotto, Painshill Park is the perfect place to visit whether you fancy going for a slow, relaxing stroll through the gardens to gaze at the beautiful mixture of colourful flowers and the assortment of trees and shrubs, or if you fancy an interesting historic tour inside the crystal grotto, finding out how the grotto was created.
Regent’s Park – Queen Mary’s Gardens
Whether you want a calm afternoon out to stretch your legs, a romantic stroll through Queen Mary’s Gardens with your other-half or wanting to capture some beautiful pictures, no place fits that criteria better than Queen Mary’s Gardens.
Welcome to London’s largest collection of roses – 12,000 roses to be exact.
Meanwhile, entertainment is never far with the Open Air Theatre and London Zoo also being located within Regent’s park.
Richmond Park, Isabella Plantation
Richmond Park is a beautiful landscape in which many photographers enjoy taking pictures of the wildlife: most popular – and what the park is most famous for – is its wild deer that shape the park’s landscape.
Meanwhile, the Isabella Plantation is a garden that is in constant bloom throughout the entire year. Every month a range of different flowers and fruits start growing, adding to its enchanting landscape.
London Southbank & River Thames
Whether you are a Londoner or a tourist, walking along the Southbank over the River Thames at night is something you must do at least once in your life.
Behold the city’s true beauty at night, the buildings of London lit up in contrast to the dark sky. During New Year’s Eve, the firework display is a must see – you can’t help but to fall in love with London.
St Dunstan-in-the-East, Tower Hill
Originally built in 1100 St Dunstan has a history of damage.
Getting caught in the Great Fire of London in 1666, along with encountering damage in the Blitz in 1941, it was finally decided in 1967 to turn the ruins into a public garden, which opened in 1970.
Finally in 2015 after maintenance and plants being added, the place was transformed into a quiet place of beauty.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Whispering Gallery
259 steps up in St Paul’s Cathedral will take you to the pure joy and wonder of the whisper gallery, where whispers can be heard on the other side of the room.
With the noise rebounding against the walls, sound travels easily and won’t be lost, meaning that despite peoples attempt to whisper, your voice will be heard perfectly clear from the other side of the room.