Whether you’re looking for the best photo spots in London, want to admire jaw dropping architecture or just want a pleasant place to sit and stare for a while, you’re sure to find something on my list of most beautiful places in London. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in London, check out Park Grand London Hyde Park Hotel.
And check out my hidden gems in London!
Don’t be fooled by Kyoto Garden’s diminutive size, this Japanese inspired garden comes complete with babbling waterfall, stork and koinobori.
Built in 1440, Guildhall might house a beautiful building now, but in Roman times the site was home to an amphitheatre (you can see some remains in the basement). The large oval marks the outline of the ampitheatre, showing the grand size of the structure.
Over 100 years old, the Michelin building is one of my favourites in London.
While you can see some of Shakespeare’s Globe from the outside, I strongly recommend taking a tour or better yet buying tickets for a play so you can really experience what it was like. Tickets start from as little as £5 to stand as a Groundling.
Temperate House – Kew Gardens
If you need to escape the city, Kew Gardens is the perfect day out – it’s huge. Even on a rainy day, I love wandering around Temperate House. Check the Kew Gardens site to see their latest exhibiton.
Forget going up the London Eye or The Shard, the best view of London from up high is from the Sky Garden in the Walkie Talkie building. It’s free to visit too, you just need to book in advance.
It’s easy to miss Neal’s Yard. A non descript alleyway opens out to eye popping colours. You’ll also find the best pizza place in London here, Home Slice. There’s always a fun geocache here that was incredibly hard to find!
There are many afternoon teas in London, but Sketch’s is one of a kind. Nowhere comes close in terms of stunning interior of flamingo pink and David Shrigley artwork adorning every wall (and the tableware). Even the toilets are pretty cool…
God’s Own Junkyard
It’s hard to know where to look in God’s Own Junkyard. The warehouse in Walthamstow is home to the work of neon artist, Chris Bracket. I loved taking pictures of every neon sign.
Completed in 1801, I love admiring the facade standing in the courtyard of Somerset House. Host to events like film4 Summer Screens, the courtyard is also a joy during the daytime when the fountain is on.
If Kew Gardens is a little too far to travel too, the Barbican Conservatory is located in zone 1. The Barbican might be brutalist, but the conservatory is a breath of fresh air and greeness.