There are plenty of places to see and visit around London. Whether you love hiking or cycling, London is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around London

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    Buckingham Palace

    Hiking Highlight

    Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the British monarchy since 1837. The palace has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 …

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    Tower Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Tower Bridge is one of London's famous bridges and one of its most iconic landmarks. From the bridge, you get a breathtaking view over London. The bridge was opened in …

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    Palace of Westminster

    Hiking Highlight

    The Palace of Westminster is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin to replace the medieval parliament buildings which burnt to the ground in 1834. …

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    Dan
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    St. James‘s Park

    Hiking Highlight

    St James’s Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and features a large lake that is a sanctuary for ducks, geese, swans, and pelicans. The park includes The Mall …

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    Piccadilly Circus

    Hiking Highlight

    Hot Spot ... just around the corner: Westend ... A must for musical fans.

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    Richmond Park

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Go between 6-7am and the park is closed to cars!

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    London Eye

    Hiking Highlight

    The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames and dominates the London skyline. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel and is the most popular …

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    Dan
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    Tower of London

    Hiking Highlight

    The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. With nearly 1,000 years of fascinating tales contained within its ancient stone walls, …

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    Dan
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    Knole House and Park

    Hiking Highlight

    The 15th century manour house Knole House is located in the 1,000 acre deer park Knole Park. The deer are used to passers-by and generally ignore them. Knole itself is …

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    Millenium Bridge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A great walk over the Thames with a beautiful view onto St Paul's Cathedral

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    The Albert Memorial

    Hiking Highlight

    Prince Albert, de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_von_Sachsen-Coburg_und_Gotha purposefully married into the British royal family consort of Queen Victoria, is thought here. Built after his death in 1862 and restored with much gold and effort. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Memorial

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    Epping forest

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Take any of the side roads off this main road, and you will find yourself deep in the Epping woods. There are plenty of hiking trails, and tracks to ride …

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    Laura
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    Cycleway - Thames River

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This did not used to be here and cycling along the south bank was pretty sketchy. But it's great. Although you do find a lot of runners now choose to …

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    The Royal Observatory stands high on a hill in Greenwich Park. It has played an important role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known for the …

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    Dan
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    Covent Garden

    Hiking Highlight

    The street artists around Covent Garden are an attraction in their own right (of course, sometimes better), but it pays to browse the small shops in the former fruit and vegetable hall.

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    Morden Hall Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lots of fun gravel riding to do in Morden Hall Park, which is a beautiful place to visit. Most of it is a hard-packed/asphalt mix and doesn't require an off-road bike. Might be a bit bumpy though.

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    Italian Fountains

    Hiking Highlight

    Created in the 1860s, you can find this ornamental water garden on the north side of park, near Lancaster Gate.

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    Royal Albert Hall

    Hiking Highlight

    The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a …

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    Carnaby Street

    Hiking Highlight

    Carnaby Christmas lights 2018
    Carnaby Christmas is on 8 November 2018, with special events and discounts in the local shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the all-important switch-on. The …

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    Hammersmith Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The construction of the bridge was approved by the parliamentary law in 1824, the next year the bridge began to be built. It was the first suspension bridge across the …

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