London is, without a doubt, one of the most visited cities on the planet. This busy city is filled with a multitude of destinations that inspire and nostalgia attracting millions of international tourists each year. Including but not limited to: The Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the British Museum and many others.
However, many visitors do not realize that there is so much to do in London. For example, many of the lesser known yet dazzling attractions nestle in the heart of London, often hidden by the overwhelming charms of high-rise city buildings, shopping centres, restaurants and nightlife. Here are the top ten not-so-famous attractions that must be visited, chosen by Tourism Review, who are sure to get you to review your notions about this incredible city.
- The Church of St. Bride
While the famous Fleet Street is best known for presenting some of London’s most popular newspapers, a relaxed stroll along the street will take you to the glorious Church of St. Bride. Be prepared to marvel at the beauty and breathtaking views of the interiors and exteriors of the Church.
The Church of St. Bride was designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren; his credentials include massive contributions to the London skyline (other well-known churches such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the St. Lawrence Jewish Community are also works of art). Peace and tranquillity within the Church is something that must be cherished and venerated at all times.
- The Operation Room of St. Thomas Church
The Church of St. Thomas in London left nothing to chance by establishing a wonderful example of building its own operating room within the confines of its roof. A visit to this beautiful room is evocative of this era that will surprise you with some of the most beautiful Victorian-style furniture, medical instruments/equipment, an old operating table, surgical instruments and a range of pathological specimens. Another notable place is the well-stocked souvenir shop, which has a valuable collection of books on the healing of the Black Death and the many benefits of chloroform used in ancient traditions.
- The Church Temple
Nestled amid towering tall buildings, this primitive church is often missed by many tourists visiting London. Despite this, the Temple Church embodies the essence of Christian architecture like no other monument.
A true incarnation of the grandeur of medieval architecture, the Church was built in the 12th century as the English seat of the Templars. Thanks to the cinematic adaptation of the world-famous novel – The Da Vinci Code – millions of people from around the world now recognize the Temple Church for the beautification of marble tombs.
- The World’s Smallest Commissariat, Trafalgar Square
An attraction that must be visited in London. Trafalgar Square is a real treat for tourists even when they visit the National Gallery upside down., he is neglected by the crowd because of several other distractions nearby.
Visitors who have a glimpse of the prominent stone structure cannot help but marvel that this was once used as the smallest police station in the world. Equipped with a telephone (which is connected to the main police station) and large enough to swing a baton, the Square was hosting a room for an officer to maintain strict vigilance during parades, demonstrations and riots that took place.
- Horniman Museum
Adorned with picturesque gardens surrounded by a bucolic atmosphere, this Victorian-style museum is a marvel. With attractions such as a beautiful aquarium, a selection of musical instruments and a wide range of insects (mainly bees), it is not surprising it attracts adults as well as children.
The most remarkable object on display is the Apostles ‘Clock of the 19th century which displays Jesus’ disciples parading before him. Relive the disappointment when Judas turns at the last minute; feel part of the long lost fable of Jesus and his disciples as everything comes to life at the Horniman Museum.
- Hunterian Museum
Instituted within the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the amazing museum features a huge number of historic medical instruments and also specimens. After a full improvement, it at this point accommodates an eclectic bunch of exceptional items that include Churchill’s dentures along with other internal organs. It is better not to visit the museum if you have a fragile heart. The Museum is in the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Women’s Library
The Women’s Library features a fanciful set of women’s books, attires and even articles. In addition, do not miss the reading room made available to the public. Since April, they have organized a special exhibition on women’s magazines.
- Tower of London
The must-see Tower of London. This imposing 11th-century fortress is in the heart of the city of London. A place explored early in the morning to avoid long queues. Because the Tower of London remains one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city!
- Big Ben
One of the iconic images of London is the Big Ben. How many times have we seen it in one of James Bond’s adventures! Whatever it is, the Big Ben is a must for your London souvenir photos.
- Westminster Bridge
For a magnificent view of London, visit the famous Westminster Bridge. You will have the chance to pass on one of the most famous bridges in the world!
- Dulwich Photo Gallery
The birthplace of well-known writer Enid Blyton, the route weaves through the leaf community of Dulwich, the habitat for the most ancient unrestricted art space in the country.
Established in 1817, following the fierce insistence of reseller/art collector Sir Francis Bourgeois, the Dulwich Photo Gallery exhibits a world-class range of paintings of local pillars and other Europeans such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough.
- Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Two minutes’ walk from the inevitable activities of the Notting Hill Road Portobello, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising displays over 12,000 objects from a bygone era. The many exhibits include a variety of vintage Kellogg’s cereal containers, Heinz weight cans, Star War toys and many posters sketching the layout of a beautiful Mediterranean vacation.
Orchestrated as a time tunnel in chronological order, this journey along the path of memories is Robert Opie’s personal idea, which began at 16. The Museum is a real pleasure for all those people who like to commemorate the passion and confidence of the people who live to realize their dreams.
- London Docks Museum
A bustling port under the Roman Empire, London showed its reappearance as an active maritime centre when the British Empire began its aggressive colonization mission.
Set in a row of old sugar warehouses on the Isle of Dogs, this wonderful museum tracks the historical past of London’s docks through striking antiques, fascinating multimedia displays and model sets from the era. There is a special section about the campaigns against slavery we talked about so much. In addition, the source of inspiration on the regeneration of the Isle of Dogs transformed from a postindustrial wasteland into a thriving financial area is certain to make you respond with delighted applause.