Handpicked off-the-beaten-path destinations from us to you.Got London travel plans?

Well, you've picked the right destination because London has just been declared one of the most popular cities to visit in the world, second only to Bangkok, Thailand!


And we’re not surprised. London is rich in history, yet it’s also where the coolest contemporary trends meet. There are so many things you can see and do in the world-famous city.

In fact, not only touristy attractions such as the Big Ben and the Buckingham Palace, the city’s also home to off-the-beaten-path destinations that would impress even the most avid travelers. From majestic architectural marvels to bustling local markets, you’re definitely not short on options!

Wondering where to start your adventure? Here are 6 of London’s most unique places, handpicked by the Map Your City team just for you. Don’t forget to add them to your favorites by clicking ❤ on your app! Feel free to add your favorite haunts to the map too!

London travel tip #1. Borough Market

Borough Market

The historical Borough Market is London’s oldest market. Founded in the 11th century, it has sold produces and other assorted goods to locals and visitors for more than a millennium

London travel tip #2. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Also called the Globe Theatre or simply The Globe, it’s a reconstruction of a theatre that Shakespeare’s theatre company built in the 16th century

London travel tip #3. The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens is a roof garden complex on the Kensington High Street. It has three different sections: a Spanish garden, a Tudor garden and a woodland garden.

London travel tip #4. Twining’s Tea Shop

 

Twinings Tea Shop

Twinings’ Tea Shop is rich with centuries’ worth of culture and history. Since the moment that it opened its doors more than 300 years ago, it has sold teas, tea-making equipments and other specialties to visitors from around the world.

London travel tip #5. David Bowie’s Mural

David Bowie’s Mural

The David Bowie Mural is a creation of artist James Cochran. The artist claims that he created it as a gesture of appreciation and homage to the renowned singer.

London travel tip #6. Pollock’s Toy Museum

 

Pollock’s Toy Museum

Mentions of museums usually conjure images of ancient artefacts and exhibitions that, while interesting, is frankly far from your definition of “fun.” Pollock’s Toy Museum, however, is different, since as the name suggests, it’s a museum that concerns different types of toys and their histories.

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