Here at WinWin, we’re all about the road less travelled. Here are some suggestions to help you veer off the tourist trail.
Sometimes the best memories from a trip are created at the places you stumble upon — little pockets of magic that you can return to again and again. This is a list of destinations — ones away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots — but still quintessentially London.
Instead of the cash and queues at the London Eye, grab the fixings for a picnic and head to Hampstead Heath for a lovely relaxed vista across London from the North.
Customise your shopping:
Avoid Oxford St… and while you’re at it, ditch the big touristy markets. Instead, find your shopping ‘niche’ – whether it be Brixton Village, Spitalfields market, the eateries at Angel, or the cute boutique-lined Marylebone High Street.
Instead of spending tons on a West End show, hook a £5 ticket at the Globe and experience Shakespeare like they did way back when – standing, and exposed to the elements!
Tres cheeky day trip:
Looking to venture outside of London? Skip Stonehenge, add an extra half hour to your travel time, and catch the Eurostar to Paris.
Skip the rounds (and rounds) of traditional galleries, and instead, head to the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for a rush of culture and inspiration.
Instead of the Tower of London, educate yourself on the city’s history (and cross paths with some famous novelists, artists and political activists) by paying a visit to Highgate Cemetery.