London is a great place to visit regardless of the season and one that is full of hidden gems. With Christmas almost upon us, now is the time to begin planning a decedent escape, and if you wish to go truly over the top why not look to celebrities such as Richard Rogers, Kim Cattrall and Jon Snow for inspiration?
The Physic Garden
Kim Cattrall is said to be a big fan of the Physic Garden – an area of beauty and educational purposes. Situated in Chelsea, this particular garden boasts various events. You can even learn a little about how plants are used in medicine by an abundance of cultures, including the Chinese, the Maori and the North American Indians.
Thomas Hardy’s Tree
Jon Snow is often spotted in the capital, with one of his favourite hangouts said to be Thomas Hardy’s Tree. When the North-East Railway derailed and took out a large part of St Pancras Church Graveyard, Thomas Hardy was given the task of numbering the scattered gravestones. After sculpting Roman numerals on each, he stacked them around an old ash tree, where they still remain today.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
When in London, Norman Foster will often take a trip to Sir John Soane’s Museum – an area celebrated for its mastery of space. From drawings and curiosities to layers of sculptures and galleries, this is a fascinating place to visit.
The Print Room
This quaint venue, located just off Westbourne Grove, is a favourite of Lady Antonia Fraser. Aside from the entrance being hidden away, you certainly feel as if you’ve stumbled upon a secret theatre and one that boasts an abundance of revolutionary shows.
The Tate Modern
Richard Rogers is often seen wandering the Tate Modern, described as one of the best cultural centres in Europe. Aside from boasting the perfect setting, the Tate is also home a wide collection of contemporary masterpieces.
Getting to London is easy, especially as there are an abundance of routes to choose from. From planes to trains, there are many forms of transport operating in and around the area and an abundance of hotels, trips and attractions.