If you are from another country and planning to visit London, you will definitely go to the famous tourist attractions. Some of these are the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, London Dungeon, Hyde Park, Churchill War Rooms, Trafalgar Square, andBorough Market. These are great places to visit because they hold the important parts of the country’s history. The only downside in visiting these places is the huge number of tourist; therefore, you won’t be able to enjoy your tour.However, there are other attractions that you won’t find in any guidebook. So if you don’t want to get stuck in a huge crowd of tourists and not enjoy your trip then you definitely need to try these hidden treasures in London.
- Pedestrian Subway in Crystal Palace
Back then, the Crystal Palace was linked with the Crystal Palace HighLevel railway station. However, the palace was destroyed by fire in 1936 while the station was demolished in 1961. In addition, the pedestrian subway also became an air raid shelter during World War II. The place is beautifully designed but it was closed down due to safety concerns. Though, several organizations are trying to persuade the government to open it once again to the public.
- Hunterian Museum
If you like hunting or simply amazed with animal bones, you should visit the Hunterian Museum. This place was built by John Hunter where he has an amazing collection of anatomy and pathology. He was an anatomist, obstetrician, doctor, and a collector of several oddities. Therefore, he had a reputation of being a mad scientist. In this museum, you will find more than 3,500 preparations, fossils, paintings, and drawings.
- The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East
This church holds several parts of the London history. It was built during the Saxon time but it was first destroyed due to the Great Fire. Sir Christopher Wren decided to rebuild the place with a steeple design. However, it was finally destroyed in 1941 by the Blitz. The Second Great Fire of London happened when Luftwaffe covered London with bombs. The city was rebuilt but the church was left behind. In 1967, the City of London Corporation decided to turn the church into a public garden. Today, it is one of the London’s secret gardens.