16 of the best Hidden places

Jul 23, 2021 | Students, Hotel living, London

Living in London means you can visit the main attractions we mentioned in this last blog, but here we aim to point you in the direction of some hidden London delights in our wonderful city. Living at Inner-living keeps your rent low, meaning you have more spare cash to spend your time out on.

House of Dreams

This gallery of Steve Wrights artworks is an eclectic mix of toys, dolls and textiles. The house of dreams is an art students paradise. Some of his works are for sale too in this gallery come to shop.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Medical and pharmacy students will delight in this apothecaries garden, as the origins of so many medicinal treatments are to be found here. There is a wonderful café hidden on the grounds to catch up with your fellow students when you’ve lost yourselves.

Kyoto Gardens

Take a break from studies with some stress-relieving Zen. The Japanese gardens are in Holland Park and is a calm and serene space. Waterfalls flow into Koi carp pools, reflecting the stone temples and red Acer trees. If you want to clear your head after all that reading, or you want to catch up with some fiction reading, then this may be your little spot of heaven.

Secret bars in hidden London

Shush! We tell you of these places, so you can lead your friends on a pub crawl they have never experienced before. Cocktails are the drink of the night, and so many to choose from at Evans and Peel Detective agency book a bootlegger experience here with your housemates. At The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, you are sure to discover a twisty new tipple and with an exciting food menu, great to stop and fill up before heading on. In Notting Hill, you will find the Little Yellow door sister to the Little Blue Door in Fulham and the Little Orange door in Clapham. These three are quirky restaurants/ cocktail bars held in a flat. You knock on the door, take the stairs and find the flat, just like entering a house party!

Chinatown is where you will find The Experimental Cocktail Bar hidden between two Chinese restaurants; on Gerrards road is a black door leading to the modern version of a speakeasy, with a showstopping mirrored ceiling.

Bookish journeys

Literary Treasures abound within the walls of Daunts in Marylebone. Will you find your new best friend hidden within its shelves? Old fashioned style bookshop, holding all the latest thrillers and, of course, textbooks for Uni.

Wild swimming

Hampstead ponds are the best known wild swimming in London; however, the Serpentine in Hyde Park is also a spot for splashing around; you just need to avoid the rowing boats. It’s not recommended you dive into the Thames, however upriver near Henley; you will find Hurley Locks, safe and shallow. A season ticket for the Lidos and ponds is marvellous if you are a regular swimmer.

Feeding a Hungry Student

Bottomless Brunches along with bottomless cocktails! Sign me up!  Please don’t ask where these events are held as the venue is a secret, but the UKG Brunch offers bottomless chicken wings and bottomless rum punch at their next event, along with wall to wall live music from some of the best garage music artists! Are you more Beyonce? Here’s your secret location bottomless bunch link. There are many more events like this, and at Inner-Living, we encourage you to explore.