Most tourists who visit London usually prefer a tour of Buckingham Palace, the London Eye or Westminster. Little do they know however, that there are at least five other great places to see in the city with their own unique histories. 

 

So here are the five top places to visit if you want to avoid the ‘typical tourist’ destinations:

 

Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens

Secret London: 5 original places everyone should visit

The statue was built by George Frampton as a gift for the creator of the boy ‘who would not grow up’ — James Barrie. He lived close to the park and published here his first Peter Pan story which came out in 1902.

Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park Corner

‘Whatever burden you are to carry , we also will shoulder that burden’.

Secret London: 5 original places everyone should visit

The memorial was built in memory of the Australians who died during the First and Second World Wars, fighting along with the British army.

London Roman City Wall near the Tower Hill Station

Secret London: 5 original places everyone should visit

Next to the Tower Hill station you’ll find a short piece of wall which was built by the Romans around 200 AD, in order to protect their conquered area and to control their trade of goods.

The house that survived the Great Fire, 41 Cloth Fair in Farringdon

Secret London: 5 original places everyone should visit

This house in Cloth Fair survived the flames of the Great Fire of London which happened in 1666. It was surrounded by tall priory walls during this time so the flames could not reach the building.

Pest House in Marshall Street, Soho

Secret London: 5 original places everyone should visit

The area along Marshall Street and Carnaby Street used to be a place where people infected with the plague were sent to. There they were quarantined and studied. The bodies were then buried at a common cemetery between Poland Street and Marshall Street.