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.

Before we traveled to London to visit Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage and Palmers Lodge Hillspring, the two 5 Star Hostels in London, we asked our community for recommendations.

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

Additionally to these London Secrets, we collected the best 21 Fun Things to do in London.

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.

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

Slow Travel Guide to London for free:

This unique guide is completely for free. Enjoy the guide,

5 Star Hostels in London: Palmers Lodge

We are keen to share with you the ultimate two 5 Star Hostels in London: 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.

The second 5 Star Hostel is Palmes Lodge Hillspring, a former police academy. Read our full review of Palmers Lodge Hillspring.

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

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.

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 14 Hacks how to book a Hostel like a pro.

If you are looking for tours and cool things to do in London, we also recommend to check out There you can book the London Eye in advance, walking tours, and more activities around London!

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

Followers helped to create the Secret London Tips

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!

While we were checking out the cities hidden spots, and the so-called secrets, we visited the two 5 Star Hostels Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage and Hillspring.