5 Underrated Spots in London

Now i’m no expert on London but I feel like living here for 4 years gives me at least some kind of entitlement to claim that I kind of know what I’m talking about.

The Hunterian Museum-Babies in jars, need I say more. Okay, that came across sounding really weird. But basically, the Hunterian Museum is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons and is dedicated to collecting anatomical specimens. They’ve even got a skeleton of a  7 1/2 foot man! It probably won’t be on the top of your list of attractions to see but if you’re looking for something cool in London (in a weird freaky science way), this is definitely it!

1920px-hunterian_collectionSource: wikipedia

Duke of York Square Market– Tour books always tell you about places like Camden Lock market, Portobello Market, Spitalfields market (which I actually really like too) but if you’re looking for a market that does quality stuff, Duke of York Square Market is it! Any kind of food you can find in other markets, you can find in this market and better and cheaper! Another benefit is that you can take the time to wander around Chelsea, which is one of the most beautiful (as well as expensive) neighbourhoods in London.
If you have time, you can also go to the top of John Lewis for a cup of coffee where you can have a view of the central London Skyline

Battersea Park– While you’re in Chelsea, you might want to cross the bridge to get to Battersea Park. Its not one of those parks that on a ‘MUST VISIT’ list for tourists. But if you’re looking for a relatively quiet and peaceful park, this is it. With the Thames river, a giant buddha pagoda and the Albert Bridge, its as picturesque as it can get without the throngs of tourists you get with other places in London.

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Dishoom- According to my Indian friend, Dishoom is the noise that they use in Bollywood films for action scenes. But apart from being a very cool sound effect, Dishoom is also a very popular Indian restaurant in London. There’s a running joke that the national dish of the UK is chicken Tikka Masala- that’s how popular Indian food is in the UK. This Iranian/Bombay restaurant is great for both breakfast and dinner. I personally love the bacon naan roll and the masala beans they serve for breakfast with their refillable chai teas. But make sure to get there early because if you get there at a decent time, queue times go up to an hour and a half.

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Waterstones Picadilly– This bookshop is definitely worth a visit, especially if you love reading. This is actually the biggest bookshop in Europe. With 5 floors worth of books and comfy reading chairs on every level, you might spend more than a little while here. If you’ve been dying to find a book, you’ll probably find it here, they even have a rare books section. The food in the cafe is also pretty decent for a pit stop between shopping.

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Have you been to these places? What do you think about them? Yay or Nay? I would love to know what you think.

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