England, London Guide (B): Unknown London: 10 Unusual Sights, Plus a Few Extras

Unknown London: 10 Unusual Sights, Plus a Few Extras
We are all well aware that when visiting huge cities like London we’ll be only able to explore just a small part of them.

But this doesn’t mean that it is not also possible to discover at least some of the lesser known places hidden around those cities; this time we’ll find ten spots definitely not included in any traditional city tour or city guide.

They are not listed in a random order, but in a way intended to let us walk as little as possible.

So, if you are ready, our circuit will start at one of the main, usual tourist attractions…

1- St. Martin’s Window, Trafalgar Square

Don’t hesitate, visit St. Martin in the Fields church, an impressive building that’s really worth a visit on its own. Once you are there, it’s time to go to see the rather unique St Martin’s Window.

Its design inspired by the movement of water, the window was constructed by Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary in collaboration with architect Pip Horne, and was first displayed in 2008.

2- The smallest “Police Station” in Britain, Trafalgar Square

You’ll never imagine that this tiny stall, barely distinguishable on the east side of the square, was built in the 19th Century for the police officers to stand inside while monitoring marches and protests going on in Trafalgar square.

While it is no longer actively used as a Police station -nowadays it is only used for storage- it’s still an interesting sight when you’re at Trafalgar Square.

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Guide Name: Unknown London: 10 Unusual Sights, Plus a Few Extras
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St. Martin in the Fields   The smallest Police Station   John Snow’s water pump   Floral Street   Samuel Johnson’s Cat   St.Dunstan in the East   The Whitechapel Bell Foundry   Covent Garden   The Rolling Bridge   The Breakfast Club   La Bodega Negra  
Author: Hugo Huertas
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