October 2, 2015 - wanderwizard
Non-touristy Things to do in London
A list of London things to do cannot be numbered. There are so many things to do in London – from the world famous Big Ben to the Madam Tussaud’s to Thames River Cruise to London Museum to all kinds of local cafes and bars, to the amazing parks and riverside walks. If you have been to London once, or have ample of time to explore all the non-touristy places to see in London then you have come to the right place.
Things to do in London
The parks in London go beyond cycling in the Regent Park and paddle boating in Hyde Park. Primrose Hill stands on top of the Regent Park from where the view of London is simply spectacular. You can see all the amazing London skyscrapers from the summit.
Tip: Carry eateries and water along with you when you are climbing the hill because there is no cafe on the top.
St. Albans Cathedral:
St. Albans is a beautiful historic city on the outskirts of London. A wonderful market of the city leads to a church which was constructed in respect to St Alban. There is a garden walk from the shine which opens to a lake surrounded by a park. This is called the Verulamium Park.
Walk the Millennium Bridge:
You can easily reach Millennium Bridge when you are visiting the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral. From the bridge you get a beautiful view of various structures like the Shard. There is nothing like having a serene walk along the riverside in bright sunshine. Many times street artists perform on this cobbled path which adds to the overall experience.
Kingston upon Thames:
Visit Kingston when you feel like pampering yourself. Kingston upon Thames is an awesome blend of sightseeing, shopping and high end restaurants. If you are visiting Richmond Park then you can easily stop by Kingston, even if it is only for strolling down the river.
Non-touristy things to do in London is incomplete without visiting Kyoto Garden, Holland Park. Kyoto Garden, Chelsea is a union of two types of parks- one of them is dingy, and the other is vibrant with colors. It is a Japanese themed landscape. Tourists are not spotted in this area. However, it looks one of the cherished parks of the locals. You can pay a visit to Kyoto Gardens if you are in or around the Westfield Mall – if walking is not an issue then a bus or a train ride is not required to reach the park.