5 Hidden Gems of London



London is a city which will leave you speechless with its charms.
Its true that you will require a lifetime to actually visit all the charms of London.Next time you visit London visit the not so touristy destinations. You will be astonished to know the beauty and the charms this city of London holds.

Lets look at the Top Hidden Gems of London which you will not find in any regular tourist map.

1. Waterloo's Station Hidden Art Space 

A street artist's hidden playground is there under the Waterloo's crowded platform in London.Walk for approximately 5 minutes from the main station towards Leak Street and you will see an authorized graffiti area.Its known as the Banksy Tunnel or Graffiti Tunnel also.
It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3–5 May 2008.
You will find amazing graffiti in this area and the best part that everytime you visit you will have something new to see as the Graffiti artists keep on adding new graffiti.
Address: Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN, UK

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2. Fan Vaulted Crystal Palace Subway

This is another secret place in London and is hidden from the normal sight.It is hidden under A212 at Crystal Palace Parade.Behind an ordinary park gate, tucked away at the edge of Crystal Palace Park, lies the Grade II vaulted walkway held up by intricate pillars, patterned with orange and white bricks.Now the Crystal Palace subway remains inaccessible to public due to safety issues and there is a crowd funding project underway to generate revenue so that people can restore the same and can be opened to public.
Address :A212, Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19 1UA, UK

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3. Little Venice of London :

Don't worry if you can't go to Venice you can get similar experience in Little Venice in London.
Little Venice lies in north of Paddingtone. This picturesque pool of water where the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals meet, is home to a number of waterside cafes, pubs and eateries. From here you can take a boat trip or follow the tow path on foot and see how the winding waterway snakes its way through the heart of the city. You can head downstream past the charming regency streets of Maida Vale and on to Regent’s Park and Camden beyond, or follow this peaceful corridor upstream to the west and enjoy the tranquillity of the waterways that feel like a million miles from the hubbub of the roads and streets nearby.
Address : Little Venice, Maida Ave, London W2 1ST, UK

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4. Chislehurst Caves

Ever wondered how you can visit caves in London.Yes there is indeed.You can find the caves in Chislehurst, Bromley which is in the South Eastern suburbs of London.These caves are 35 long series of man made tunnels.These tunnels were used as chalk & flint mines.
Great musicians like Jimi Hendrix , Pink Floyd , Rolling Stones, Led Zepellin have performed here.
Address : Caveside Cl, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL, United Kingdom.

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5. Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden and Cafe Bar

What is London without food  wine and beautiful city scapes.Head to the Queen Elizabeth roof garden & cafe bar at  South Bank Centre, Belvedere Rd.A beautiful green oasis, the seating is spread out amongst myriads of trees, plants and vegetables and if the seats are all taken just park yourself on a tree stump! The queues for the bar can be quite daunting but they are fast moving. The drinks selection is limited but reasonable. I would suggest ordering a bottle of wine and a couple of snacks to save constant queuing. . Enjoy the summer sun when it shines at this lovely spot 
Address :  South Bank Centre, Belvedere Rd