Bored and looking for unusual things to do in London this weekend? Now that things are opening up again you have many more options! Read on for a list of some of the best London hidden gems to check out this weekend.
Situated along Regent's Canal, Little Venice boasts beautiful scenery and adorable canal boats! You can get to it from Paddington Station or Warwick Avenue tube station. Perfect for a weekend afternoon stroll, you'll also find things like cute canal boat bookshops and restaurants to visit on your way.
Neal's Yard is a colourful nook of Covent Garden featuring restaurants and shops. In particular, I love Homeslice, which serves fantastic pizza!
I've talked about Kew Gardens before in my article about parks in London and, while it's not exactly hidden, it is a bit out of the way. But, it's well worth the trip on a sunny day!
This rooftop garden in Canary Wharf is perfect for a weekend stroll. Plus, you're near lots of fantastic restaurants and bars and it's not usually too crowded in the area.
Now, this is more of a category than a specific place to go, but there are tonnes of lovely secret bars in London that are worth a visit. For example, Bart's in Chelsea, secret bars at Breakfast club locations, and the Covent Garden Social Club.
One of the most unique museums in London is Sir John Soane's Museum. It boasts furniture, antiquities, models, drawings, sculptures and paintings by the likes of Turner and Canaletto. Best of all, admission is free!
Ever wanted to walk under the Thames? Well, turns out you can!
Alexandara Palace is a venue in North London with amazing views and is in the middle of a park. It hosts lots of different events from concerts to food festivals. Check out their website to find out what's on.
Now, this is one I've never done myself but have lots of friends who have. If you're feeling adventurous, you can climb to the top of the O2 Arena in Greenwich for great views and a little adrenaline.
Wilton's Music Hall in Shadwell is one of the oldest venues in London, opening in 1859. You can still attend performances there and they also have a lovely bar!
Located in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum is one you might miss on the general tour of museums in London. If you've read my blog before, you know I love the tube, so this isn't one to miss!
Looking for something that's not particularly London-y to do on a nice day? Visit this traditional Japanese garden in Holland Park.
The Highgate Cemetery is where Karl Marx is buried. It's a beautiful site in north London. You can either walk around on your own or book a tour.
The Wellcome Collection Museum is one of my favourite museums in London and always has quirky and unusual exhibits that are also super educational. And, it's free!
I lived right by Hampstead Heath (at the other end to the Pergola) for a year and didn't know this existed until my current flatmates told me about it. this spot is perfect for taking in lovely views over London!