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23 Beautiful Parks in South London You Should Explore

Looking for the best parks in South London? These are the spots you shouldn’t miss.  During a normal summer, parks are the playground in which we enjoy basking in the sun, the spots where we festival hard, picnic and spend lazy days enjoying the greenery.  Over the past few years, it’s become clear that parks …

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The London Transport Museum Has a Secret Depot in Acton and it’s Totally Brilliant

Most people wouldn’t put a trip to a giant storage warehouse at the top of their list of must-see London spots, but most people haven’t come across the London Transport Museum’s Acton Depot.  The depot is only open for a select number of open days each year, so nab your tickets fast when they’re released. …

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One Tree Hill: The London Park With Stellar Views (And a Weird History)

Tucked away in leafy Honor Oak Park, One Tree Hill is one of London’s hidden gems. Come here for some of the best views of the city and some rather curious tales about that tree.  We have a confession to make.  Until recently, we’d been labouring under the misunderstanding that any reference to One Tree …

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The Rookery – Why You Need to Explore Streatham’s Secret Garden

Nestled across from a little-explored part of Streatham Common, it’s unlikely that you’d stumble across The Rookery unless you went looking for it.  Look for it you should – this quiet oasis of peace and floral blooms is one of South London’s hidden gems.  What’s So Special about Streatham’s Rookery?  What if I told you …

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23-24 Leinster Gardens: London’s Quirky Fake Houses

The fake houses of Leinster Gardens are testament to the fact that in London, things are not always as they seem.  At first glance there’s nothing particularly special to see as you’re strolling down this quiet road in Bayswater, flanked by stately houses and trees.  It’s only when you look closely at numbers 23 and …

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Dulwich Park: An Insider’s Guide to South London’s Prettiest Park

Dulwich Park might be one of the lesser-known parks in South London but it’s a treasure to those lucky enough to have discovered its leafy environs.  The park is spread out over 30 acres, Grade II listed and one of London’s prettiest.  There’s plenty to appeal to people of all ages: the pretty boating lake, …

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Goodwin’s Court – The Real Diagon Alley That Dates Back to the 17th Century?

Stumbling from the bright lights and constant bustle of Covent Garden into the quiet environs of Goodwin’s Court is like stepping into the pages of a Dickens (or Harry Potter) novel.  Gone are the crowds and the street performers, replaced instead with a sombre solitude and a terrace of near-perfectly preserved Georgian houses.  This is …

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The Brunswick Centre – Brutalism in the Heart of Bloomsbury

Architectural masterpiece or wantonly ugly eyesore? The debate over Bloomsbury’s Brunswick Centre has raged ever since it opened in the 1960s and shows no sign of abating.  Though the house prices may have gone up, and the once failed shopping centre has been rejuvenated, the visionary design of the Brunswick Centre is just as divisive …

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