Hidden Treasures in London
Updated 09/01/2017, by Pinar
As well as being our capital city, London hosts some of the most popular hidden treasures in the country.
If you're yearning for less of the famous and more of the unique experiences, check out this collection of the delights, off the tourist 'beaten track', for an intriguing, great day out.
The Fan Museum in Greenwich displays more than 4000 objects including a fan leaf painted by Gauguin, and there are fan making workshops the first Saturday of every month.
Keep with the fashion fix and visit the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey. The fantastic building designed by late Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta is its own attraction and the museum hosts a range of fantastic workshops and events allowing visitors to get to grips with skills and trends in the industry.
London is awash with history and The Clink Prison Museum is built on the site of the original Clink Prison, which dates back to 1144. Handle original artefacts, including torture devices, and hear the amazing stories of the inmates and the notorious South bank.
Continue to explore the chilling side of London with a visit to The Old Operating Theatre, near London Bridge. It's the only surviving 19th century operating theatre, and spectators used to witness surgery performed without anaesthetic or antiseptics.
London Canal Museum near King's Cross charts the history of London's waterways: See inside a narrowboat cabin, work a boat through a model lock and peer down into a huge Victorian ice well.
The Monument to the Great Fire of London was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London. Test your fitness climbing the 311 steps to be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the city.