There are many impressive sights in London. It is a mistake to think that they are all concentrated in the center of the city. Some of the most interesting places are far from it. Most likely, you did not even suspect that in the noisy capital there can be ancient forests and wild animals. We will surprise you.
London sights worth visiting
1. Kew Gardens
Probably no one will argue with the statement that the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens is the most beautiful place in London. There is the largest collection of plants in the world, as well as a large number of glass greenhouses in the Victorian style. Kew has even his own police. Very often there are exhibitions in botanical gardens, also this is a favorite place for photo sessions, especially in "love story" style.
2. Richmond Park
A huge park, with an area of 40 acres, will help you relax from the turbulent life of the capital. Immerse yourself in the world of nature, walk or bike along the nature reserve, admire the herds of deer, or just come here for a picnic with the whole family.
3. Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark is one of the most famous and the only preserved to the XXI century tea clipper. It is often called the modern miracle. Not so long ago, the ship had restoration and repair work. In the Cutty Sark museum you can learn in detail what life was like on board when this ship went to sea.
4. Ruislip Lido Lake
Not many people know that in order to spend a weekend on the beach, you do not need to leave London. Ruislip Lido is located in the 6th zone of the capital. The area of the reservoir is 60 acres. There is a clean beach and a mini-railway near, on which you can ride and admire the scenery. It is an ideal place to relax on a sunny day.
This suburban area is considered the busiest in zone 3, and it must be visited. Walthamstow became a haven for many artists and creative workers, to whom Hackney has ceased to be affordable. They transported their own breweries and wineries, breweries with craft beer. A lot of festivals also moved to the periphery of the capital.
6. Wimbledon Common
Of course, the park is excellent in spring and summer, when everything blooms and smells, but in the cold season nature is also beautiful in its own way. Do not forget to visit the Wimbledon Windmill Museum. The windmill no longer works for its true purpose. Now this is an interesting museum, which gives an idea of the old industry.
7. The Island of Eel Pie
Once it was a haven for London musicians and artists. The unique small island of Eel Pie is located near Twickenham. In the 1960s, there were several well-known musical groups who performed here, including the Rolling Stones and The Who. Currently, the island is open to visitors only a couple of times a year, when you can look into the artists' workshops.
8. London Wetland Center
London Wetland Center is one of the underestimated sights of London, about which very few people know. This urban oasis, located near Hammersmith, boasts of abundance of lakes and ponds. Accurate paths for walking allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of nature and, if you are lucky, see the inhabitants of the lakes - cute otters.
9. Eltham Palace
In the late 1400s, the palace became the royal residence, where King Henry VIII grew up. In 1933, Stephen and Virginia Courto rented this house and hired a team of architects and designers from different countries to create interiors in fashionable then Art Deco style. After such serious changes, it began to look like a mansion of the Great Getsby. Today Eltham Palace is included in the list of architectural monuments and being under protection.
10. Epping Forest
The ancient royal forest is located on the border with the county of Essex. If you want to have a little adventure, then spend a day off at Epping Forest. You do not even have to leave London. There are many ponds in the forest, so take a fishing rod with you. You can walk on foot, exploring century-old trees and mounds, or exercise a little, riding a bike.