Right in the heart of Westminster lies one of the busiest streets in London. Most know the famous Oxford Street for its elaborate shopping experience and all the trendy bars, hotels, and restaurants. There are over 500 different restaurants and a wide selection of hotels near Oxford Street. Moving away from the regular tourist traps, you will find several hidden gems located here. These are the top 7 gems to visit near Oxford Street.
Mango’s Secret Outlet
Yes! You heard right Mango has a secret corner located a few blocks from the actual store. You will find all original Mango items that didn’t quite make it to the shelves. These are clothes that have a few minor defects but, are in perfect wearable condition. Bargain hunters, this one is for you!
Cocktails at Sketch
Tucked away on Mayfair’s Conduit Street, you will find a stylishly decorated restaurant that turns to a cocktail bar at night. The interior is filled with pink velvet cushions, and cartoon artwork on the walls. This spot is the perfect place to come enjoy a quirky afternoon tea in the heart of Mayfair.
Indian Food at Dishoom
Dishoom is a modern and stylish eatery the brings you flavours of Mumbai in the centre of London. The restaurant is located on Carnaby Street and features 70’s style décor. They are open for breakfast to dinner, and a must-try dish is the prawn and pomelo salad.
Brown Hart Gardens
Brown Hart Gardens is the perfect break away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. This lush green space is located between Grosvenor Street and Oxford Street. Shoppers and guests staying at the nearby 5 star boutique hotels London can make their way to come enjoy a day at the park. There is also a pavilion café located on-site.
Gardening Society Rooftop at John Lewis
John Lewis has created a space for nature lovers to come enjoy a rooftop garden while taking in London’s skyline. This fun hideaway that brings you great music in the heart of the city. The owner has collaborated with some of London’s best sound technicians and visitors can enjoy well-curated cocktails while taking in the sounds of London.
The Photographer’s Gallery
Nestled somewhere behind Oxford Street, you will find the oldest photo gallery in the world. This hidden gem sits in an old industrial building, and visitors are welcome to come join in the daily tours. Downstairs you will find a quaint coffee shop, serving fresh roast and freshly baked pastries.
Get to sample the best of Japan cuisine right next to Piccadilly Circus. Japanese Centre blends a love of food and art, and visitors get to dig into over 30 different variations of rice. Sit back and enjoy one of the cookery books on display and finish off your experience with a cup of sake or matcha tea.
Other sights to check out include:
- BBC Broadcasting House
- St George’s Hanover Square
- Hanel & Hendrix in London