St Dunstan’s in the East: I first found out about this garden earlier this year and one of the most surprising things about it isn’t its beautiful Gothic architecture or that it was designed by Christopher Wren but how central it is! I lived within walking distance from this garden for years and had no clue there was anything like this here. It truly is one of London’s best kept secrets and, amongst the current secret keepers, an ideal location for photography and filming. Where is it? Between Monument and Tower Hill.
The Smallest Police Station in the UK: I don’t even know who thought up this idea but this station was built for the police to monitor protests going on in Trafalgar square. It is no longer actively used as a Police station of course but is a rather interesting sight to see when you’re out and about in Trafalgar Square. Where is it? Trafalgar Square.
The Seven Noses: Dotted around Soho are 7 noses created by artist Rick Buckley which should definitely make for an interesting sight (and an impressive ‘treasure hunt’) list when in London. Where is it? Soho
St. Martin’s Window: There are so many reasons to visit St Martin-in-the-Fields, especially so the free concerts held in the afternoons but when you’re around, have a look for St Martin’s Window which is a rather unique window in an already impressive building. Where is it? Trafalgar Square.
The Hidden Ears: Similar to the seven noses, these were created by another artists, Tim Fishlock and can be found on Floral Street in Covent Garden. Where is it? Covent Garden
John Snow’s water pump: And no, I’m not referring to the Game of Thrones character here, John Snow is a Doctor who traced the 1854 cholera outbreak in London to this very tap. He is one of the founding fathers of Epidemiology and his work spurred a major change to the water systems in London. It seems almost ironic that a tap that was actually at the centre of spreading this disease should be named after him … Where is it? Broadwick Street (Behind Oxford Street).
Number 10 Adam Street: The main reason this is a pretty good find in London is due to its striking resemblance to Number 10 Downing Street – the home of the British Prime Minister. Get a photo here and you can pretend (on Facebook and in your mind, at least) that you have had a private audience with the Prime Minister. Where is it? The Strand
Cockney Cash Machine: Cockney rhyming slang is almost a language and an art-form of its own and in keeping with the Cockney tradition of East London, you can find a tiny handful of cash machines where you can select ‘Cockney’ as your language of fun and watch the fun ensue as you try to decide whether you’ve just selected opted to give all your money away or just done a simple balance check! Where is it? Commercial Road & Roman Road (and a few other locations) in East London.