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[{"address":"Tower of London","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.50862917939059,"longitude":-0.07704309999999381},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Fortress of History: Tower of London**"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello there, and welcome to the Tower of London! Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? This iconic fortress has stood proudly since the 11th century and has played a fascinating role in Britain's past.\n\nAs Queen Elizabeth II once said,\n\n\"I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine.\"\n\nThe Tower's history is full of fascinating stories of loyalty, betrayal and power. You'll be able to explore the secrets of the Crown Jewels, wander the ramparts with sweeping views of the Thames and even encounter the famous resident ravens!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F1010.jpg?alt=media&token=ca31cde7-e371-45c9-bf6b-d410221c7a0f"},{"type":"text","content":"I remember once being taken around the Tower by one of the Beefeater guides and hearing a story about an infamous prisoner named Colonel Thomas Blood. Colonel Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels in a daring heist, yet was somehow granted a royal pardon for his efforts!\n\nThere is a lot to see and do here, so take your time and soak up the atmosphere. Keep an eye out for the Yeoman Warders in their iconic Tudor uniforms - they're more affectionately known as the Beefeaters!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F101010.jpg?alt=media&token=cb7b5b87-49f6-4915-9d5c-d3e2e93f3cb2"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, if you're done here let's move on to our next stop. Don't forget to say goodbye to the ravens on your way out, and let's continue our journey through the hidden gems and highlights of London."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours :\nMonday\n(Spring Bank Holiday)\n10 am–5:30 pm\nHours might differ\nTuesday 9 am–5 pm\nWednesday 9 am–5:30 pm\nThursday 9 am–5:30 pm\nFriday 9 am–5:30 pm\nSaturday 9 am–5:30 pm\nSunday 10 am–5:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"ABOUT","content":"https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/#gs.zhgf1h"}]},{"address":"Jack The Ripper Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15673976727628017,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.510822719972005,"longitude":-0.06791719999998946},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Gripping Glimpse: Jack Unleashed!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=e75a2937-2912-4842-af18-e6f03bc0ecdb"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Jack The Ripper Museum, one of the most intriguing and mysterious stops on our tour! I bet you didn't know that the museum is not a tribute to the infamous serial killer, but rather a tribute to the women who were his victims. This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in true crime, history, and the darker side of London.\n\nAs Jack The Ripper once said,\n\n\"I am down on whores and I shan't quit ripping them till I do get buckled.\"\n\nThis museum brings the infamous story of Jack The Ripper to life, giving visitors a glimpse into what life was like in London during the time of the murders. You'll also learn more about the victims of these gruesome crimes and the impact that they had on society at the time.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=967ddede-099f-4f43-b0c3-fbcdf752c644"},{"type":"text","content":"As your tour guide, I'm excited to share some of the hidden gems and unique features of this stop that make it so special. While exploring the museum, keep an eye out for hidden clues and artifacts related to the Ripper case. You can even take part in an interactive experience that will transport you back in time to the streets of Whitechapel in the late 1800s.\n\nAs a local, I love sharing my knowledge and insights with visitors. Did you know that some experts believe Jack The Ripper may have been a woman? Or that the Ripper murders helped launch the modern field of criminal investigation? These are just a few of the fascinating facts you won't find on any other tour.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=6dced19d-e781-46d2-811e-1e21e6408e6f"},{"type":"text","content":"The Jack The Ripper Museum is a great opportunity to dive into the history and culture of London. So take your time, interact with the exhibits, and don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have. When you're ready, we'll move on to the next stop on our journey."},{"type":"text","content":"Open Days: 7 Days\nTiming: 9.30 A.M to 6.00 P.M\n**Entry Fee** \nAdult: 11.46 EUR\nChild/Pensioner: 9.16 EUR"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website:","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjCiKTpkJX_AhVhUWwGHbc1DOQQFnoECAoQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jacktherippermuseum.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw1cYYyWdb4VHwYnYqM7zOcd"}]},{"address":"Dennis Severs' House","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.520936469979226,"longitude":-0.07768040000000642},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Timeless Tales: Severs' Enigmatic Home**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=26deb94b-00f4-40c8-a3f8-01bcff71e3c2"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Dennis Severs' House! As we enter this house, we are stepping back in time to the 18th century. Can you imagine what life would have been like back then? The moment you walk through the door, you'll find yourself transported.\n\nDennis Severs' House is one of the most unique museums in London. Did you know that this house was once described as \"an 18th-century time capsule\"? That's because visitors are encouraged to imagine themselves as guests in a family home, complete with food still on the table and the sound of music wafting through the corridors.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=c6470854-8e8d-496e-83f1-ccecc3a6dfeb"},{"type":"text","content":"I once heard someone describe this house as\n\n\"a symphony of smells, sights, and tastes,\"\n\nand I couldn't agree more. As we wander through the different rooms, try to notice the little details that make this house so enchanting. Can you hear the sound of footsteps echoing through the halls? Can you smell the scent of fresh bread baking in the kitchen?\n\nThe story behind Dennis Severs' House is that it was created by an eccentric artist who lived here himself. He began recreating what life would have been like in the 18th century, right down to the tiniest details. His goal was to create an immersive experience for visitors, and he succeeded beyond measure.\n\nOne thing you might not know is that Dennis Severs' House has inspired many artists and writers. Some even say that it was the inspiration for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Can you see the connection?\n\nIf you're a fan of historical fiction, or you simply want to step back in time, then you're in for a treat. This house is a hidden gem of London that is not to be missed.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time exploring every nook and cranny, and when you're ready, we'll move on to our next stop on this walking tour of London's hidden gems."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=e93e1689-7de1-4424-8afd-e9472a3839f2"},{"type":"text","content":"Tuesday Closed\nWednesday Closed\nThursday 2–7 pm\nFriday 2–7 pm\nSaturday 2–7 pm\nSunday 2–7 pm\nMonday Closed"},{"type":"text","content":"The Ceramic Work of Simon Pettet - 20 EUR\nSimon's Story - 60 EUR\nDennis Severs' Tour – 75 EUR\nSilent Night - 20 EUR\nSilent Visit - 15 EUR"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjn9tPzkZX_AhUUSmwGHUGSCqAQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdennissevershouse.co.uk%2F&usg=AOvVaw3Hq4pI2DD9r8u0QxsmT6AP"}]},{"address":"Postman's Park","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.516771769976295,"longitude":-0.09771589999999719},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Heartfelt Heroes: Postman's Tribute**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=f776e47b-abe9-4a62-a080-3fa2a9f75f30"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Postman's Park! Are you ready to hear about one of London's hidden gems? Did you know that this park is named after the nearby Post Office? It was originally created as a recreational space for postal workers. But that's not all there is to this park.\n\nAs someone once said,\n\n\"You don't know what you've got till it's gone.\"\n\nPostman's Park is full of memorials to ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts of bravery and selflessness. In the midst of this bustling city, this park provides a peaceful sanctuary to remember these heroes.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=2e2a60c5-b0ed-4707-bcba-1ba0c7168d04"},{"type":"text","content":"Let me tell you about one of them. In 1902, a man named Alfred Linnell died trying to save two children from drowning in the Thames River. He was just an ordinary man, but his heroic act has been forever memorialized in this park.\n\nNow, let's take a moment to look around. In front of us, you'll see the beautiful floral arrangements and the Plaque of Heroes. Walk around and take a closer look at the memorials, each one telling a unique story of courage.\n\nDon't forget to take a moment to sit and reflect on the incredible acts of kindness represented here. It's not every day people are remembered for their everyday heroism.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=33f65aad-91f6-46b2-867f-12b686ccb88a"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, we'll move on to our next stop on this tour of London's hidden gems."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nTuesday 8 am–7 pm\nWednesday 8 am–7 pm\nThursday 8 am–7 pm\nFriday 8 am–7 pm\nSaturday 8 am–7 pm\nSunday 8 am–7 pm\nMonday 8 am–7 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/city-gardens/find-a-garden/postmans-park"}]},{"address":"Sir John Soane's Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.516960969976395,"longitude":-0.11740934999998398},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Architectural Wonder: Soane's Treasures**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=20b64fd6-8fa2-4727-92ee-1dfb446e9de4"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Sir John Soane's Museum! Are you ready to explore one of London's hidden gems? As you stand here in the footsteps of history, you will discover a museum like no other, filled with unique treasures and fascinating stories.\n\nI bet you didn't know that the museum belonged to Sir John Soane, a famous architect who designed the Bank of England. He wanted to create a museum to showcase his incredible collection of art and artefacts. Thanks to his genius, we now have the opportunity to peek into his private world and marvel at his impressive collection.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=80c17aef-66da-4f4b-8a91-5a8ccba267ad"},{"type":"text","content":"As Sir John Soane once said,\n\n\"The character of the collector is shown not in what he has but in what he misses.\"\n\nThis quote perfectly encapsulates the man and the museum. You'll notice that every inch of the space is ingeniously designed, and each item is expertly curated to tell a story.\n\nLet me tell you about some of my favourite hidden gems in this museum. Did you know that there is a sarcophagus in the cellar? Or that there are secret doors that reveal even more amazing artefacts? Take your time as you explore and let me know if you find any hidden surprises of your own.\n\nAs a local guide, I feel so privileged to share my knowledge of this special place with you. Did you know that the museum has free admission? And on the first Tuesday evening of every month, they have a candlelit tour that's absolutely magical. Make sure to add that to your bucket list!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=11010def-61c4-4260-b3c9-44f4cb6b360f"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, if you're ready to move on, let's head to our next stop. Don't forget to take in one last look before we go!"},{"type":"text","content":"**Free Entry**\nTuesday Closed\nWednesday 10 am–5 pm\nThursday 10 am–5 pm\nFriday 10 am–5 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5 pm\nSunday 10 am–5 pm\nMonday Closed"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiNxYbekZX_AhU0XWwGHeH_ACoQFnoECBMQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.soane.org%2F&usg=AOvVaw236_5v6JMqlFm-1rc-SzVk"}]},{"address":"Big Ben","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.50076281996482,"longitude":-0.1253846499999911},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Timeless Majesty: Big Ben**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=463dbb4f-eb91-44b9-aba8-1ae25bde2eea"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Big Ben, one of the most iconic landmarks in all of London! Did you know that this clock tower is actually the third one to be built on this site? The first two were destroyed by fire, and the current tower has been standing tall since 1859. As you look up at it, I bet you didn't know that each clock face is actually 7 metres in diameter - that's bigger than most common living rooms!\n\nAs Sam Gamgee once said,\n\n\"even the smallest person can change the course of history\"\n\nand this is certainly true of Big Ben. This clock tower has become a symbol of U.K. and the world as a whole, and many significant anniversaries and events are marked by the chiming of its bells. In fact, every year on the 31st of December, the chiming of Big Ben signals the start of the New Year celebrations in London.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F1111.jpg?alt=media&token=06335967-6d90-4958-b934-d4cac5e28590"},{"type":"text","content":"Standing in front of us is the imposing Big Ben, a true symbol of British history and engineering. Yet there's more to this stop than just taking a photograph - if you stand in just the right place and look towards the north, you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament. So don't just take a quick snap, take a moment to look around and enjoy the incredible view that surrounds us."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F111111.jpg?alt=media&token=813d31a8-4eeb-4ccc-8bbe-e0997660edc9"},{"type":"text","content":"Before we move on to our next stop, remember that this tower is much more than just a pretty face. It's an unmistakable symbol of London, an iconic part of our culture and traditions, and a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the British people. So take a moment to appreciate the intricate design, the powerful chimes, and the incredible history that make Big Ben so special. When you're ready, we'll move on to the next stop on our journey."},{"type":"text","content":"Open hours\nMonday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM\nTuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM\nWednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM\nThursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM\nFriday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM\nSaturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM\nSunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM"},{"type":"link","title":"ABOUT","content":"https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/tours-of-parliament/bigben/"}]},{"address":"Buckingham Palace","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.501671569965495,"longitude":-0.14096214999999024},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Regal Splendor: Buckingham Palace**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F9.jpg?alt=media&token=42fc4836-6ace-4982-8c46-8dc24a140cc0"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Buckingham Palace, one of London's most iconic landmarks. As a local guide, I am excited to take you on a journey through history and show you what makes this stop a must-see on our tour.\n\nCan you imagine living in a palace with 775 rooms? That's how many rooms Buckingham Palace has, making it the largest royal palace in the UK. Did you know that this palace was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703? It's amazing to think of all the history that has taken place in these walls over the past three centuries.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F99.jpg?alt=media&token=05de158c-827d-42eb-a7eb-23951c7faefd"},{"type":"text","content":"As Queen Victoria once said,\n\n\"it is impossible to imagine a prettier sight\".\n\nAnd she was right! The beautiful architecture and stunning gardens make Buckingham Palace a sight to behold. But it's not just about the visuals. This palace has served as the official residence for the British monarchy since 1837 and hosts some of the most significant events in our country's history.\n\nTake a look around and soak in the grandeur of this building. As we explore the palace, keep an eye out for the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place right in front of us if we are lucky enough to be here at the right time. Buckingham Palace is also home to one of the most impressive collections of artwork in the UK, with paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyck on display for visitors to learn from and admire.\n\nBefore we move to the next must-see stop on our tour, let me remind you to keep an eye out for all the hidden gems that make Buckingham Palace so special. Take your time exploring and don't hesitate to ask me any questions you have. I wouldn't want you to miss out on anything.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F999.jpg?alt=media&token=5f5bf8a4-9143-4cc1-873e-bd3e5e8a9821"},{"type":"text","content":"Alright, if you are ready, let's continue our journey and explore all the hidden gems and historic landmarks that London has to offer!"},{"type":"text","content":"**Opening Hours:** 14th July to 31st August: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://www.rct.uk/visit/buckingham-palace"}]},{"address":"Brown Hart Gardens","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.5131496699737,"longitude":-0.15151220000000354},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Urban Oasis: Brown Hart Gardens**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=f5e51b49-c1f0-453a-85a8-39946d3af29e"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to Brown Hart Gardens! I'm so excited to have you here with me today.\n\nDid you know that Brown Hart Gardens was originally a rooftop car park? It was transformed into a beautiful park in the 1980s and is now a hidden gem in the heart of Mayfair.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=0a0c3556-de7b-4b8c-b153-4d003f8a342c"},{"type":"text","content":"As a famous person once said,\n\n\"beauty is in the eye of the beholder.\"\n\nAnd I truly believe that this garden is a hidden, yet stunning, beauty in the heart of London.\n\nAs we look around, you'll notice the stunning fountains and manicured lawns. What you may not know is that this park is also home to a unique sculpture called \"The Egg\"! It's a must-see for any art lover.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=6b4f87bf-6a37-4116-a878-50f7a502fb79"},{"type":"text","content":"But the real charm of this park is its quiet oasis in the middle of the bustling city. So take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy a peaceful moment amongst the London hustle and bustle.\n\nNow that you've had a chance to take in the beauty of Brown Hart Gardens, let's move on to our next stop on our walking tour of London. Remember, take your time and let me know when you're ready to move on.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**Opening Hours:**\nMonday 8 am–8 pm\nTuesday 8 am–8 pm\nWednesday 8 am–8 pm\nThursday 8 am–8 pm\nFriday 8 am–8 pm\nSaturday 8 am–8 pm\nSunday 8 am–8 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjVgOWakZX_AhV1R2wGHaTUCVMQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FBrown_Hart_Gardens&usg=AOvVaw3VRW_8DJyq7Q3SKmA4C11F"}]},{"address":"Little Venice","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.52450647416758,"longitude":-0.1822988621447652},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Enchanting Canalscape: Little Venice**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=b64a4278-d503-4b51-8063-e21618e7fc56"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Little Venice, one of my favourite hidden gems in London! Did you know that this neighbourhood is called Little Venice thanks to the picturesque canals that flow through it? As we stand here, surrounded by colourful narrowboats and charming cafes, it's easy to see why this area is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.\n\nAs the famous poet Lord Byron once said,\n\n\"I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; a palace and a prison on each hand.\"\n\nAlthough our Little Venice is far from the original Venice, the quote perfectly captures the enchanting and romantic atmosphere of this neighbourhood.\n\nFun fact, did you know that Little Venice was originally used as a hub for transporting goods around London via canal? Today, you can take a relaxing boat tour through the canals or simply grab a coffee and enjoy the view.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=3f99d57b-3650-44e6-8617-18a7120371be"},{"type":"text","content":"To fully immerse yourself in this picturesque atmosphere, I encourage you to take a stroll along the canal walkway, or perhaps indulge in a British favourite, fish and chips, at one of the charming local cafes.\n\nAs a local guide, I'm happy to share with you some insider tips. If you're looking for a peaceful escape from the bustling city, make sure you visit Rembrandt Gardens, a hidden oasis tucked away from the crowds. Or if you're feeling adventurous, you can even rent a narrowboat for the day and experience the canals from a different angle.\n\n"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F22.mp4?alt=media&token=a3245e25-9ab2-4b2c-8023-5e79837159a0"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time to explore and soak up the unique atmosphere of Little Venice. When you're ready, we'll move on to the next hidden gem on our tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Best Time to Go: June, July & August\nBest Timing: 7 A.M to 9 A.M &\n4 P.M to 6 P.M"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwidpuL8kJX_AhXwamwGHSKHCoQQFnoECDEQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLittle_Venice&usg=AOvVaw0YFHqVAFZog2fXMkcGr0UU"}]},{"address":"Cockney's Pie & Mash Shop","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.52120076997946,"longitude":-0.20981600000000045},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **London's Tastiest Tradition: Cockney Delights**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=928bc0ba-4a47-4a86-aa11-c3a794194074"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Cockney's Pie & Mash Shop, a London institution since 1963. Did you know that this shop is a family-owned business that has been passed down through three generations? As a local who frequents this establishment, I can tell you firsthand that the pies are unmatched. The traditional pie and mash with gravy is a must-try.\n\nAs the saying goes,\n\n\"If you want to truly experience London, you have to try the traditional cuisine.\"\n\nThis shop embodies just that, offering visitors a taste of authentic British fare. Not to mention, the shop is nestled in a charming alleyway that gives you a glimpse into the old-fashioned London.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=5b4fcccf-3f3e-4662-b6b9-1e33c025772f"},{"type":"text","content":"My favorite memory at this shop was when I brought my American friends to try the pies. They were skeptical at first, but to their surprise, they fell in love with the savory flavors. It's these moments that make me realize the unique value of this stop – it's a chance to taste and experience something that cannot be found anywhere else.\n\nI encourage you to take a moment to savor your pies and look around; you might even find yourself sitting next to locals discussing the latest news or football match. Cockney's Pie & Mash Shop is truly a hidden gem that embodies the heart and soul of London.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=0efdbec4-2e1f-4168-a85f-efb8ed9b24c2"},{"type":"text","content":"When you are ready, we can move on to the next stop. But take your time, enjoy the food and the atmosphere, and feel free to ask me any questions."},{"type":"text","content":"**Opening Hours:**\nMonday 11.30 am-5 pm\nTuesday 11:30 am–5 pm\nWednesday 11:30 am–5 pm\nThursday 11:30 am–5 pm\nFriday 11:30 am–5 pm\nSaturday 11:30 am–5 pm\nSunday Closed"},{"type":"link","title":"Facebook Page","content":"https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiT1PmKkZX_AhVVZmwGHVUbDKoQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FcockneyspiemashW10%2F&usg=AOvVaw14QfXHtUFvCxxxZzAdZjqg"}]},{"address":"Kyoto Garden","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.15489577001420626,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":51.503402050728745,"longitude":-0.20301909999999257},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Tranquil Kyoto in London**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=1c11b248-c71e-4411-8e5e-c6da49e329ab"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Kyoto Garden, a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of London. I bet you didn't know that this garden was actually a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the Japan Festival in London, back in 1992. As a lover of culture and history, I believe that this garden is truly a representation of what this city has to offer.\n\nAs a famous person once said,\n\n“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”\n\nand that is exactly what the donors and designers of this garden did - they created a space for generations to come to enjoy.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=981d60dc-ce7a-48c2-880f-85801950a0ab"},{"type":"text","content":"I remember coming here for the first time and being struck by the peace and tranquillity this space offers. It's hard to believe that we are in such a busy area of the city when we look around and see the beautiful pond, stone lanterns, and vibrant fauna.\n\nTake a moment to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds chirping and gaze at the stunning Japanese maple trees that turn the most exquisite reds and oranges in the autumn. There’s nowhere better to unwind after a busy day exploring London's famous sites.\n\n"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F48I4HK0NntTk6FnRvaLg%2F555.mp4?alt=media&token=9625ab76-6082-4be8-b9aa-e92934d55678"},{"type":"text","content":"Kyoto Garden is truly a **hidden oasis**, a place to relax and connect with nature. As we move on through our tour, keep your eyes peeled for more hidden gems and unique experiences that London has to offer. And if you're not ready to leave yet, take your time and continue to soak in the beauty of Kyoto Garden."},{"type":"text","content":"Free Entry\nTuesday 7:30 am–8 pm\nWednesday 7:30 am–8 pm\nThursday 7:30 am–8 pm\nFriday 7:30 am–8 pm\nSaturday 7:30 am–8 pm\nSunday 7:30 am–8 pm\nMonday 7:30 am–8 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/wTYgMLF71EwG6X1X9"}]}]
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