In Photos: London's Secret Spots

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 17 months ago
In Photos: London's Secret Spots

Want to see parts of London that are a bit off the beaten track? From second world war bomb damage to preserved bodies, dinosaur sculptures and tunnels under the Thames, these photos of London's secret spots will inspire you for your next day out.

The hidden ears of Covent Garden
Source Buzzfeed
The tiny Phoenix Garden in Soho
Source Londonist Com
The preserved body of Jeremy Bentham
Source Andy Hudson Smith
The gardens in the derelict church St Dunstan-in-the-East, London Bridge
Source Buzzfeed
The house that looks like Number 10 Downing Street but is actually on Adam Street, just off Strand
Source Londonlive
The Regency Cafe in Pimlico, which opened in 1946
Source Time Out Food&drink
The dinosaur sculptures in Crystal Palace Park
Source Lakudavies
The quaint Rotherhithe Picture Research Library
Source Clydehouse
Neasden Hindu Temple
Source London
The Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Source Danrubin
John Snow's water pump in Soho
Source Buzzfeed
Camley Street Natural Park
Source Chris Seddon
A public outdoor pool in Covent Garden
Source Ayoakinwolere
Zeppelin bomb damage on the wall of St. Barts Hospital
Source Thrillist
The Victorian Pet Cemetery in Hyde Park
Source Buzzfeed
Dennis Severs' house, kept as it would have been in the 18th century
Source Travelinglens
The over-stuffed walrus at the Horniman Museum
Source Zoecaldwell
The Westbourne River running above Sloane Square station
Source Harry Wallop
The cash machine that speaks Cockney
Source Sean Hughes
London's oldest shop front, Twinings on Strand
Source Cherish London
The inspiration behind London's iconic red telephone boxes in St Pancras
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Benches at St Pancras made from Olympic Rings
Source Samlanephotography
The Roman Bath on Surrey Street. Fun fact: it's not actually Roman.
Source Thrillist
The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin
Source Spectrumvisuals
One of the last remaining Victorian music halls - Wilton's in Shadwell
Source East London Group
London's oldest street sign
Source Secret Cities
The King's Cross Victorian ice well, deep underground
Source Atlasobscura
The gruesome Old Operating Theatre Museum in Southwark
Source Londonhistorian
The ornate Crossness Pumping Station in Thamesmead
Source Atlasobscura
Brixton Windmill
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Little Green Street in Kentish Town - one of the few intact Georgian streets in London
Source Brothermagneto
The nose on Admiralty Arch. Can you find the others dotted around Soho?
Source Thrillist
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which announced in 2016 that it would be closing for good in 2017
Source Travellingdaveuk
The disused Strand tube station
Source Buzzfeed

Last Updated 05 May 2017