Hidden gems to discover in London
London is filled with amazing places to see, delicious foods to eat and quirky spots to find and although all the obvious places are a definite must to visit, some of London’s more exciting ‘treasures’ are not aswell known as you’d expect.
Here are 10 of our favourite hidden gems to discover in London, we have put together a few outfit ideas that we feel would be a great look for these unique places. When you're off for a trip away, you may want to refresh your look, with Secret Label you can do that without spending loads of money, which means extra money to spend on your trip.
If you are wanting to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the London streets, this stunning garden will definitely be the relaxation you are seeing. If you find yourself here, do try to look out for King Henry’s Mound where you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of St Paul Cathedral.
Location: Richmond Park
A visit to at least one rooftop bar in London is a must. Even if not for the drinks or for a cool place to hang out with your friends, then for the amazing view of London you can get from it – especially during sunset. The SouthBank Centre’s rooftop garden bar is definitely one of those places worth visiting in London, with a great view of London’s skyline with a more relaxed chill vibe to the place.
We have put together some outfit ideas for this roof garden it has a more of a relaxed feel to the place so you would want to keep your outfit relaxed to match the atmosphere of the place. These outfits are comfortable so you could stop here for something to eat/drink and have a break from exploring London. Links to the items are listed below.
Location: South Bank
St Dunstan-in-the-East is a church which was damaged by the Great Fire of London, and again in the Blitz of 1941. The bombed ruins of this medieval church are now a tranquil, green oasis hidden between the busy streets of East London. This Gothic setting is now overcome with twisting climbers, and decorated with lots of leafy plants.
Location: Between Monument and Tower Hill
Pop Brixton is home to some of London's tastiest food stands, hipster cocktail bars, pop up vintage clothing shops, art galleries, quirky exercise classes and even a co-working space. The idea of Pop Brixton is to support small local businesses, so the lace is always buzzing with creative people a new start up businesses.
It's the perfect place to go for casual food or drinks on any afternoon or evening. Or check out their photography exhibition, wine tasting, thi-chi or urban gardening.
For the outfits we put together for Pop Brixton we wanted to keep it casual but adding an urban flare to the look, as well as adding layering pieces to the look as most of it is outside especially with the unpredictable British Summer, you never know when a jumper will come in handy. Links to the items are listed below.
Little Venice is made up of three lines canals. Stretching from Hyde Park to Warwick Avenue.
Location: Near Paddington
At this cafe you are not going to want to miss the opportunity to snap a great instagram post. So we wanted to put some outfits together that would look great in a photo. Even those these outfits would stand out in a photo for instagram, they will also be comfortable to carry on exploring around London. Links to the items are listed below.
Location: St. George's Fields
Kyoto gardens are over 20 hectares and are located around Holland House.
The landscape has been designed to reflect a Japanese garden. With beautiful plants carved stones and wildlife, this garden will transform you out of London and make you feel you are somewhere else.
These gardens are open daily and free entry, a great place for some photography.
Location: Holland Park
Make your way to The Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane and inform a member of staff that you are “here to see the Mayor”. They will then direct you to the normal-seeming Smeg fridge, which you’ll have to walk through to enter the dingy, candlelit speakeasy. The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is filled with vintage furniture and bizarre wall art, while the cocktail menu is brimming with weird and wonderful drinks.
For this look we put together we wanted to make the outfits effortless because you even need to know the secret phrase to enter the bar you don't want to stand out by being all dressed up. These outfits still like well put together and styled but without trying too much. Links to the items are listed below.
Sky garden's is a free view of London's city. It's a public space with landscape gardens. This garden is located and 20 Fenchurch Street the building known as the 'Walkie Talkie'.
Not only can you observe the views from this building but you can grab some food and or a drink while you're up there as wells as exploring the botanical gardens.
An air-raid shelter in a previous life, Cahoots pays homage to the Londoners forced to seek shelter underground during the Blitz. As in the 1940s, there’ll be plenty of liquor and sing-a-longs to keep morale high. The bar is modelled on a Bakerloo carriage, but, unlike the real Bakerloo line, drinking is positively encouraged on board. Find it at Kingly Court, Carnaby, W1B 5PG
With the vintage feel of this bar we wanted to add a vintage twist to these outfits. Still having a modern aesthetic to the look but with and old school twist which would be a perfect fit for the interior of this bar. Links to the items are listed below.