If you are a regular visitor to London, or have been a handful of times, the chances are you will have covered all the major tourist attractions which interest you. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to put the city aside and find somewhere new to take short breaks. In fact, there are a number of hidden gems which are well worth a visit but don’t appeal to the mass public and so are not featured in the guide books. You might even find that it makes your visit all the more special for having a dedicated trip, especially if you have a particular interest in something such as the history of the theatre or London’s unique street art.
You could even make a weekend of it, surprising a loved one or close friend if you know it’s the kind of thing they would appreciate. Certainly, an alternative tour of London would be a memorable experience. If you did decide to book a short break or a weekend overnight stay, there are a number of discount hotels like Grand Royale Hotel Hyde Park which you could stay in to make the trip affordable. By putting in a little bit of research you could even book one of the hotels in London which have a unique and interesting history, which would fit perfectly with your alternative theme of seeing and experiencing London in a new way and many of them are 4 or 5 stars hotels so you wouldn’t be compromising on your level of quality either.
You could book with a tour company if you wanted to have a guided tour of the more unique places in London or you could arm yourself with a map and work it out yourself. Certainly the latter would be the more cost-effective option but you may miss out on some of the more interesting details which a local guide could provide.
London has so much to offer its visitors, and thousands of tourists descend on the city every month. Stepping away to visit somewhere a little more off the beaten track is definitely worth it; even just to escape from the hordes of photograph-snapping tourists.