An off-the-radar street in London’s hip East End neighborhood that showcases vibrant street art by living legends like Banksy.
Brick Lane, London, England E1 4UT
The English Restaurant is the product of over 10 years’ work by couple Kay and Peter Sinden; this quintessentially British restaurant was a pioneer in turning the East End into a dining destination.
50/52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6AG
Where art and food meet, literally. Suzzle is a coffee shop cum gallery on Brick Lane that serves up delicious cakes, great coffee and some of the hottest street art in the East End.
47 Brick Lane, London, E1 6PU
A hidden alleyway in Central London that dates back to the 1600s, Goodwins Court is believed to be an inspiration for the fictional “Diagon Alley” in the widely popular Harry Potter book and movie series.
London, Greater London WC2N 4LL, UK
Another unique street in central London with esoteric shops that is believed to have helped inspire the Harry Potter.
Cecil Court, City of London, WC2N 4EZ, United Kingdom
The oldest family run magic shop in the world, Davenports is hidden under the Charring Cross tube station and is believed to be the real life “Flourish & Botts” –- the store where wizards buy their supplies in Harry Potter.
7 Charring Cross Underground Arcade, The Strand, London, WC2N 4HZ, United Kingdom
Truefitt & Hill
The oldest barber shop in the world, Trufitt & Hill has been making British men look their best for more than 200 years. In addition to haircuts, it offers traditional straight blade razor shaves, manicures and shoe shines.
71 Saint James's Street, City of Westminster, SW1A 1PH, United Kingdom
A hot boutique in London’s edgy East End, No One is an offshoot or an artists' collective and offers the chance to own an original from fashion's next design star.
1 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8AA
A buzzing speakeasy where serious cocktails rule. Here, the visitor must first find their way through a wardrobe, 2 velvet curtains and up some stairs before using the door key to enter a room adorned with stuffed flamingos.
65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ, United Kingdom
You don't know what to expect or which famous person you might see at this underground cocktail mecca where bartenders make concoctions that would make Baccshus blush.
50-54 Blandford Street London, Marylebone W1U 7HX, United Kingdom
London's Roman Amphitheater
Buried just beneath the street in the middle of London is an ancient Roman amphitheater. Only discovered recently, the amphitheater is open for tours and you get to walk through the original entryway to meet your fate as a gladiator or prisoner.
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE, United Kingdom
Churchill War Rooms
Beneath the treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster is a reinforced military bunker that helped inspire the White House Situation Room. Now it's open for tours where you can see the very place that Winston Churchill fought WWII.
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, City of London, London, Greater London SW1A 2AQ, United Kingdom
Wimbledon is more than the World's oldest professional tennis tournament, it's a British institution. When the 2-week tournament isn't in session you can tour the private club and walk on Center Court.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE, United Kingdom