London Hidden Gems: Unusual Things to Do in London this Weekend

Bored and looking for unusual things to do in London this weekend? Now that things are opening up again you have many more options! Read on for a list of some of the best London hidden gems to check out this weekend.

This article is all about the best hidden gems in London including unusual things you can do in London this weekend.

London hidden gems

So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of London hidden gems!

fun things to do in london on saturday afternoon- little venice

1. A nice place to walk in London this weekend: Little Venice

Situated along Regent’s Canal, Little Venice boasts beautiful scenery and adorable canal boats! You can get to it from Paddington Station or Warwick Avenue tube station. Perfect for a weekend afternoon stroll, you’ll also find things like cute canal boat bookshops and restaurants to visit on your way.

best things to do in london this weekend- neals yard

2. A very colourful and instagrammable London hidden gem: Neal’s Yard 

Neal’s Yard is a colourful nook of Covent Garden featuring restaurants and shops. In particular, I love Homeslice, which serves fantastic pizza!

unusual things you can do in london- kew gardens

3. London hidden gems for the flower lover: Kew Gardens 

I’ve talked about Kew Gardens before in my article about parks in London and, while it’s not exactly hidden, it is a bit out of the way. But, it’s well worth the trip on a sunny day!

london hidden gems- crossrail place garden

4. Something quick to do in London this weekend: Crossrail Place Roof Garden 

This rooftop garden in Canary Wharf is perfect for a weekend stroll. Plus, you’re near lots of fantastic restaurants and bars and it’s not usually too crowded in the area.

5. Unusual places to go for a drink in London: Speakeasies

Now, this is more of a category than a specific place to go, but there are tonnes of lovely secret bars in London that are worth a visit. For example, Bart’s in Chelsea, secret bars at Breakfast club locations, and the Covent Garden Social Club.

6. Unusual things to do in London for art lovers: Sir John Soane’s Museum 

One of the most unique museums in London is Sir John Soane’s Museum. It boasts furniture, antiquities, models, drawings, sculptures and paintings by the likes of Turner and Canaletto. Best of all, admission is free!

unusual things you can do in london- greenwich foot tunnel

7. Greenwich Foot Tunnel 

Ever wanted to walk under the Thames? Well, turns out you can!

fun things to do in london this weekend- alexandra palace

8. Alexandra Palace

Alexandara Palace is a venue in North London with amazing views and is in the middle of a park. It hosts lots of different events from concerts to food festivals. Check out their website to find out what’s on.

fun things to do in london on saturday afternoon- o2 arena

9. London hidden gems for the adventurous: Climbing the O2 Arena 

Now, this is one I’ve never done myself but have lots of friends who have. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can climb to the top of the O2 Arena in Greenwich for great views and a little adrenaline.

london hidden gems- wiltons music hall

10. London hidden gem for music lovers: Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton’s Music Hall in Shadwell is one of the oldest venues in London, opening in 1859. You can still attend performances there and they also have a lovely bar!

unusual things to do in london- london transport museum

11. Unusual things to do in London on a rainy day: London Transport Museum

Located in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum is one you might miss on the general tour of museums in London. If you’ve read my blog before, you know I love the tube, so this isn’t one to miss!

london hidden gems- holland park

12. London hidden gems for a nice day: Kyoto Garden

Looking for something that’s not particularly London-y to do on a nice day? Visit this traditional Japanese garden in Holland Park.

fun things to do in london- highgate cemetary

13. London hidden gems for the history buff: Highgate Cemetery

The Highgate Cemetery is where Karl Marx is buried. It’s a beautiful site in north London. You can either walk around on your own or book a tour.

best things to do in london this weekend- wellcome collection

14. London hidden gems for learning something new and unusual: Wellcome Collection Museum 

The Wellcome Collection Museum is one of my favourite museums in London and always has quirky and unusual exhibits that are also super educational. And, it’s free!

best things to do in london this weekend- pergola

15. Something nice to do in London after a walk: Pergola in Hampstead Heath

I lived right by Hampstead Heath (at the other end to the Pergola) for a year and didn’t know this existed until my current flatmates told me about it. this spot is perfect for taking in lovely views over London!

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