London’s Best Kept Secrets
London is one of the world’s great cities and has an almost infinite list of tourist hotspots. However for travellers who don’t want to spend their holiday stood in a queue there lots of options which are worth considering.
Like many cities London now as a cycle hire scheme which allows visitors to rent a bicycle for a few hours for a very small charge and no subscription. This is a great way to explore the parts of the city which you would not normally see. One of the main advantages of this is being able to avoid the underground which often gets hot during the summer. It is also a much cheaper way of seeing the whole city as open top tour buses now charge over £30 per person. Cycling has becoming increasingly popular in London over the last few years and as a result it is very safe, but it is always worth wearing a helmet just in case.
London Wetland Centre has been described as London’s best kept secret by Time Out Magazine. This 105-acre wildlife centre was created in 2000 by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. This centre plays home to many different species of rarely spotted birds and aquatic creatures. Tucked away in a loop of the Thames this Centre offers a range of activities for those who are not kept amused by bird watching. These actives range from bat-spotting walks to wildlife photography classes which are open to all ages.
For those who are want to see the real London on their trip the best way is to stay in the home of a real Londoner. onefinestay allows guests to stay in an upscale home while the owners are away and provides them with all the amenities of a top hotel. The homes which are available include large five bedroom family homes in Hampstead and this two bedroom flat next in St Pancras Chambers.