Dig deeper into your neighbourhood with these offbeat attractions. The perfect spots to explore on a sunny weekend.
This bijou outdoor space has wonderful views across the Thames and some pretty unusual artworks including a 1996 bronze sculpture by Andre Wallace and a large marble statue dedicated to Britain’s first railway casualty, 19th century MP William Huskisson.
The Victoria Tower Garden is a popular picnic spot with peaceful riverside benches, public sculptures and artwork to discover.
Well-maintained lawns, pretty flower beds and a central fountain make this garden square the perfect al fresco dining spot.
Designed to complement the neighbouring French Renaissance style houses, Grosvenor Gardens are one of the most idyllic spots around.
Originally built to house the treasures of King Edward III, Jewel Tower is one of London’s best preserved 14th-century medieval relics.
The Tower Viewing Gallery is located 64 metres above ground level in the Bell Tower of this neo-Byzantine masterpiece.
Pelicans have been an unlikely resident of St James’s Park since 1664, when they were introduced as a gift from the Russian Ambassador. Catch them having a spot of lunch between 2:30 and 3pm with daily public feeds.
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Turn onto Howick Place and you’ll come face-to-face with the colourful ‘Wind Sculpture’ by Turner Prize-nominated artist Yinka Shonibare.
GONE WITH THE WIND