The world-famous attractions of London make it one of the most exciting locations to spend a holiday with the family. London has so many iconic attractions that even those that have never set foot in the city would have probably heard of The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey among other iconic attractions.
While most that visit the city make it a point to tour these fabulous tourist hot spots, there are many less prominent places of tourist interest awaiting exploration. If you want to step off the beaten path these definitely are worth a visit.
Among the best boutique properties, well suited to the needs of family travellers are the Hyde Park Hotels in the centre of the city.
These include The Shaftesbury Hotel group that owns several properties like Shaftesbury Paddington Hotel and the Hotel Shaftesbury Hyde Park International both at the most central locations to stay in London.
While in town some of the lesser-known tourist spots to head to include:
Leadenhall Market: Situated in the City of London, at Gracechurch Street is one of the most beautiful indoor markets in the city – Leadenhall Market. Getting to it is easy via the alleyways reserved only for pedestrians. Despite it being the most attractive street markets in London, it is relatively less visited on account of its location. The area has always been home to a market staring from the 14the century. Leadenhall Market was built in the 19th century. It has a massive ornate roof that covers the market with large spacious windows and is the ideal spot to head to on a cold and wet day. It has featured in the Harry Potter movie series as having a fictitious entrance leading to Diagon Alley. It is the perfect location for shutterbugs to indulge themselves.
The Nomadic Garden: If you visit the Shoreditch area of London, consider popping over to the Nomadic Garden in the area. It was built as a result of the Nomadic Gardens drive to find and transform unused spaces into beautiful gardens. It is out of the quirkier gardens to visit, with old cars, graffiti-covered walls and buildings etc. It is a place where local community embers socialise, indulge in gardening or do something creative. After wrapping up a tour of the garden, you can head over to any café in the area for a relaxing cup of tea.
Kyoto Garden: A joint venture by the Japanese and British governments, Kyoto Gardens is among the most beautiful gardens in the capital. Spread over 22 hectares it forms part of the Holland Houses estate. Earlier there was a castle in the area where aristocratic families lived. It was destroyed during the Blitz over London in WW II. It is a replica of a Japanese garden with waterfalls, colourful fish and Japanese flora, which make it a very serene and attractive spot to spend some time in relative solitude.