Best Secret Places in London That Feel Different


Are you looking for a change of scene and take the off-the-beaten path, something different from the regular hustle and bustle of London? Look no further! There are many places in London that will transport you to another country, without even leaving the city. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day in a tranquil Japanese garden or an adrenaline-pumping white-water rafting adventure, we’ve got you covered.

Read on to plan a bespoke trip to London, book a fine stay with the Montcalm London City at the Brewery Hotel and explore our list of places in London that don’t feel like London!

Little Venice

If it’s a romantic London getaway that you’re planning, make sure to visit Little Venice. This tranquil neighbourhood, just north of Paddington is home to a network of canals that are reminiscent of the Venetian lagoon. Take a leisurely ride along the canals in one of the many narrowboat tours, enjoy a spot of water-borne theatre at the unique Puppet Theatre Barge and dine in for an enticing meal at the Montcalm Restaurant. To make your trip more memorable, you can even try your hand at kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.

No matter what you choose to do here in Little Venice, you’re sure to be charmed by its atmosphere. So come and experience this hidden gem in London serving authentic Italian feels with your loved ones!

Lee Valley White Water Centre

If you think that London is short on adrenaline-pumping adventures, you’re mistaken!

The Lee Valley White Water Centre is a world-class white-water rafting facility and has all the ingredients of a real African adventure, only without the frightening crocodiles. With its concrete banks and overhead pylons, this white-water rafting centre in London may not look like the Zambezi River, but it sure feels like it when you’re rafting down its drops and rapids.

Kew Gardens

If Japanese culture intrigues you, get a taste of Japan in London itself at the serene Kew Gardens. This world-famous botanical garden is home to a beautiful Japanese garden, complete with a traditional Japanese gateway, stone baths, rustling bamboo, and rocky outcrops.

No matter what time of year you visit Kew Gardens, you’re sure to be impressed by the Japanese Landscape. In the spring, the garden is full of colour with cherry blossoms. In the summer, the water features are refreshing, with the bamboo rustling in the breeze. During fall, it’s the mesmerising views of the garden ablaze with autumnal hues.

We know you can’t wait to come to London, anymore. So, book yourself the best family hotel in London and head to witness some real beauty in these gardens of London.

Ruislip Lido

If it’s the beachy vibes that you’re seeking for your trip during the London summer, Ruislip Lido is the perfect place for you.

On a sunny day, it’s like stepping into a movie scene, only this time you’ll be the role player! The 60-acre lake is open all year round and offers a variety of activities to enjoy including swimming, boating, and fishing, making it a great place to visit for families with young children.

London has so much to offer to people from all over the world, especially with its secret spots that feel like they could be a different country altogether. Explore this unique side of London, as you enjoy the perfect stay with the Montcalm Club double rooms and head back home with bag loads of memories!