Alternative Attractions for a Day Out in London


London is filled with world-renowned tourist attractions, but there is so much to see in this city that you wouldn’t find on a postcard. If you want to experience the real capital, you want to steer away from the crowds and explore the more authentic spots. So where do you start?

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Pubs and Restaurants

To get a taste of what London has to offer, you need to pay a visit to some of the pubs and restaurants sprawling across the city. It can be overwhelming picking as there truly is something to suit everyone’s taste. From East Croydon to Purley and far beyond, London is home to some hidden gems that will give you a real authentic taste of the capital. Did you know that Croydon has a pub which dates back to 1431? You can get a taste of history, alongside a well-deserved pint. For the foodies out there, there are delicious spots practically around every corner.

Quirky Museums

London is well-known for its museums. You’ll already know some of its most visited ones: Natural History and the British museum taking the top spots. However, there are so many more options out there. From gardens to the cinema – there are museums for nearly every hobby. You’ll be amazed at how much of the past is tucked away in a sidestreet or hiding in plain sight. Let your curiosity get the better of you and get exploring.


London markets are like no other. Whether you want to find yourself some flowers and acquire antiques, there’ll be one for you. The markets across London give you a chance to experience the different sides of the city. You can easily while away an afternoon finding the best bargain. Rest assured, Covid restrictions are in place for them but be sure to check their opening hours and safety measures.

Enjoy Nature

When you’re planning a city break you may not immediately think of enjoying the outdoors, but you’d be surprised to see how much greenery there is London. Richmond Park is a beautiful spot, and you’ll be able to spot deer on your walk. If you want to make the most of the parks, you can do the London parkland walk. You start at Alexandra Palace and finish at Finsbury Park, going through Highgate wood.

There’s nowhere in the world quite like London, so make the most of your city break and discover the best it has to offer. Do you have any hidden gems in London you’d like to share?

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