Tucked away in the lost alleys of London hide astonishing places largely away from the public eye. But to a traveller, what offers more excitement than unravelling a city down to its very core? That is precisely what a stay at The LaLiT London, one of the finest boutique hotels in London, will invoke in you – the spirit of the traveller and a taste for hidden delights.
Promising the most ‘Londonesque’ hospitality through its warm service, regally furnished rooms and suites, and an inimitable British aura, The LaLiT London makes you fall in love with London’s lesser known charms. Once you decide to ignore the nearby Tower Bridge, the imposing London Eye, and the oft-photographed Big Ben, exploring London suddenly seems far more challenging. To simplify your hunt, here is a definitive guide to the hidden marvels of the global city:
1. Battersea Power Station
A decommissioned coal-fire power station from 1930s, Battersea Power Station by Thames looms as a reminder of London’s industrial revolution. Nowadays, this Gothic structure is a pop-culture icon having featured in the artworks of the Beatles and Pink Floyd.
2. Daunt Books
Ever wondered how it would be to get lost in a huge ancient library made out of wood and lengthy passages walled with books? A trip to Daunts Books makes for an out-of-this-world experience!
3. Dennis Sever’s House
One of the most bizarre tourist spots in London, artist Dennis Sever’s former home lets you wander through a perfectly-captured moment in time. The house is arranged as if it’s inhabited by an 18th century family of silk weavers, complete with half-finished meals, candle-lit rooms, unmade beds, and furnishings straight out of a different era!
4. Temple Church
Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar, the Temple Church contains effigies of the knights from the Crusades, and resembles Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
5. Horniman Museum
Featuring fascinating collections of anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments, the Horniman Museum is one of the best lesser-known museums of London. The Victorian gardens and the aquarium add to the appeal of the place.
6. Little Venice
As the name would suggest, Little Venice is where you can enjoy walks along the Camden riverside, take a canal boat ride, or indulge at the pretty pubs and cafes by the water.
7. Hidden Bars
The pub culture is highly revered in London, which is why secret bars are quite the norm – if you can find them, that is. From Evans and Peel Detective Agency in Earl’s Court to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town in Spitalfields, you can go on your own mysterious pub crawl!
8. Camden Passage
For those looking for a truly local shopping experience, Camden Passage’s boutiques, cafes, and vintage bargain shops will leave the heart fluttery. You can get almost everything here, right from memorabilia and souvenirs to antiques and fashionable outfits!
9. Chelsea Psychic Garden
If botanic gardens with more than 5000 plants of all make and kind is your thing, then the 1673-established Chelsea Psychic Garden can be your go-to tranquil spot away from the hustle of London.
And once you’ve satisfied your wanderlust for the lesser delights of the city, you can always count on The LaLiT London, the finest boutique hotel in London, to make you relax and dream once more!