7 Secret Tips to London – Street Food and a Coffee Shop fighting Darth Vader

How about 5 Secret London Tips? The British capital is the biggest city in Europe and no doubt, the list of cool things to do and see in London is endless. Instead of following any tourist guide, we chose a different way.

So, we traveled to London to visit Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage (our review), one of the coolest hostels in London. Before we head over, we asked the Hostelgeeks community for recommendations.

The result was so amazing, incredible – THANK YOU, fellow travelers!

Many followers sent us great secrets for London. Out of all those recommendations, we created this unique slow travel guide to London. This travel guide will let you enjoy the city from a more locals’ perspective, plus all the secret London tips are on budget. You don’t need a big wallet at all to make use of our secret London recommendations.

Additionally, to these London Secrets, we collected the best 28 Fun Things to do in London.

Update: 62 FREE Things to do in London

Hints for the Secret London Tips

  1. Tiny local café with a creamy flat white and delicious muffins (close to Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage)
  2. Street Food and Street Market you cannot miss!
  3. Panoramic view for free? The place to be plus how to get the panoramic view for free
  4. Cycling in London? Yes, we mean it! A route to see London from the bike
  5. A big green spot in London to slow down and mingle with the locals

Additionally, we included two extra recommendations, we think is important to keep in mind

  1. London for free? No problem. Some tips and links to find free things to do in London.
  2. Quick Camden Market thoughts to keep in mind

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5 Star Hostels in London: Palmers Lodge

In our huge guide to the best hostels in London, we share the coolest places around.

In this guide, we cover party hostels and handpicked 3 as the absolute BEST hostels in town.

Your shortcut:

  1. Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage – best for couples
  2. Hostel One Notting Hill – ideal for backpackers
  3. Wombats City Hostel London – top pick for solo-travelers

The two 5 Star Hostels are part of it; obviously.

We are keen to share with you a super cool hostel: Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage is an Eco-friendly Design Hostel within a unique building and history! This hostel will have you say “wonderfully, typically English“. The atmosphere is a great mix of leisure and cosy bar.

It is located in the local and less-touristy neighborhood Swiss Cottage. From here it is only a few-minutes ride with the train to London Bridge, plus you have a direct bus to Camden Town.

We are also big fans of the location of Swiss Cottage.

As always, we show you the cheapest way to book Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage and all other 5 Star Hostels! We also created this special article about 15 Hacks how to book a Hostel like a pro.

Here you can find more tours and cool things to do in London.

There you can book the London Eye in advance, walking tours, and more activities around London!

Read: 31 FUN Things to Do in London

Read: 62 Free things to do in London

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage Hostel - the 5 Star Hostel in London

Followers helped to create this London Guide

Thank you, Gracias, Merci and Danke!

Before heading over to London, we asked our followers for recommendation(s) for London. We collected and checked out all the recommendations you sent to us. The result is this unique slow travel guide to London. As always, the Geeky Guide is completely free to download. Thank you again for all your help and recommendations!

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