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3 Lesser Renowned Sights to Visit for Your Next London Tour

Updated on February 25, 2016

By MasterCard 2015 international Destination Cities Index, the town of London is the most evident destination city in the world ahead of Bangkok. Over five million tourist were recorded to have flocked to the capital within the middle of April and June of last year alone.

With those figures, it is not surprising that crowd will be seen in and around famous attractions. If bumping elbows with strangers isn’t your thing, you should head off the beaten track and check out these three almost-secret places instead.

Notting Hill

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With a contemporary reputation of being a fashionable and affluent area, this district inspired a romantic comedy film of the same name. It has long been associated with artists and alternative culture since it was first developed in the 1820s. There are many places of interest here, including Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill Gate, and North Kensington.

Portobello Market

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This is yet another attraction found within Notting Hill. It is one of the most popular street markets in the world and is frequented by locals and tourists alike. While it is considered a haven for antique hunters, it also has much to offer to lovers of music, food, fashion, and books. It is really a great place to shop when you are looking for a great bargain, especially for unique souvenirs.

Covent Garden

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Found on the eastern edge of the West End is this well-known destination for culture and shopping. It can be worth exploring the smaller areas within it, such as Floral Street, St Martin’s Courtyard, Drury Lane, Neal’s Yard, The Opera Quarter, and Seven Dials. Covent Garden is within walking distance of Trafalgar Square, the river Thames, and Soho so make sure to wear comfy footwear.


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