When visiting London there are a lot of must see tourist attractions, though there are some great places to visit off the beaten track. Some are just odd attractions that can be seen in between trips to larger places, but all are worthwhile and are on the rare side of tourist attractions.
The Woolwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames River was made to offer pedestrians an alternative way to cross the River Thames, without having to take the ferry. It is also a nifty little spot in London to visit. It is not very wide but runs around twelve hundred feet long and is impressive considering it is over one hundred years old and underwater. The walls are painted a stark bright white, making the tunnel look like a set in a science fiction movie, or the world’s largest CAT scan machine.
Another secret spot would be Ringo Starr’s old apartment. After he left John Lennon and Yoko Ono made it their first home together. Not only were several of the Beatles songs written in the apartment but it was the set for John and Yoko’s Two Virgins album cover, in which they were completely nude. The famous drug bust in 1968 was also in this apartment. However, many people do not know that Jimi Hendrix also rented this apartment, until he was evicted for painting the walls black. Giving this apartment an extraordinary history and people a great place to visit that is not popularly known.
In between site seeing and running around all over London, everybody should stop and try a bite to eat at the not too well known Café in the Crypt. Located in the Crypt of St. Martin in the Field Church, a lively art venue, this little café offers various gourmet meals at great prices. This secret café is a wonderful place in London.
To finish any wonderful day in London no matter what the attractions that were seen, a trip to Callooh Callay, a secret bar hidden behind a really large closet, will be a great selection. This bar’s décor was inspired by the poem from Alice in Wonderland called Jabberwocky. It serves very unique drinks and delicious snacks, is very cozy as well. A great secret spot in London that anyone can appreciate and enjoy, plus it will not break the bank either.
While visiting London, try to make the trip an unforgettable one that is unique. Nobody wants to go through a run-off-the-mill tour itinerary even they don’t have any special options. Still, finding places that are off the beaten path can have its pay offs, if the right research is done. Some attractions that are not well known but should be checked out are: the Woolworth Tunnel under the Thames River, Ringo Starrs old apartment which also housed John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Jimi Hendrix, Café in the Crypt a unique eatery, and a bar that is literally hiding out the Callooh Calley. All of these secret places in London England offer different experiences but, there are many more secret places to be discovered.