little secrets you can't miss in london
London is known as the capital of all, and the truth is that it really is the city of everyone. There is something about this city that makes you feel automatically at home, no matter where you came from, what your beliefs are or what you're going through in your life. The last time I was in London my life took a different direction and I couldn't be more grateful for everything this city has taught me. You all know how much I love nature, the countryside, forests and beaches. But there is something about London that makes the best of us stand out naturally.
Besides the popular places that we see in the travel guides, London has some special treasures that you shouldn't miss. Here are my favorites:
An eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues that will make it impossible to forget. My favourite thing to do here is shopping, and by shopping I mean shopping from real people, in real markets! You can find unique and special things here, like Moroccan tapestries, personalized shoes, handmade jewelry, hippie clothes, secondhand shops, and everything you can imagine.
A small paradise hidden in a big city. For those who have been in Venice, don't put your expectations too high. But honestly, I've been in Venice and I still love this place. The peace, the river, the house boats and the blue bridge..everything is wonderful here.
Colorful, cute and lovely! This place is full of streets with secondhand shops and live musicians in every corner, literally. It has amazing places to eat, especially for those who have/love different diets and want to try raw vegan food, organic food, and others. It is also great for fashion shopping as you can find a good variety of ethical shops.
In the heart of London, this is the perfect place for an Asian experience. Here you can find lots of East Asian cuisine (from the most expensive to the cheapest one), traditional costumes, health and beauty places, Chinese medicine and alternative therapies.
This is one of London's most popular tourist destinations. Here you can take some photos in front of the iconic advertising hoarding, but my favourite part is when you walk to the Regent's Street, Piccadilly or Soho. You will find the most amazing places to eat, from delicious Thai food to vegan ice creams and waffles, everything is possible here!
Exploring such a big park like this one is something that I never imagined I could do in London. Right in the middle of the chaos, you can lose yourself here and forget all your problems. Feed the squirrels, observe the peaceful river, ride a bicycle or simply walk around (you can spend an entire day walking here). This is like finding your soul in the middle of the chaos!