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‘Jane’s London’ blogger reveals her 5 favourite secret London spots

Posted at 5:30 pm, November 4, 2011 in Secret London, Top 5
Gaby's Deli jewish cafe food London Charing Cross

After hearing about Obsessed with London’s Drisk’s favourite London hang outs last week, which include the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, we thought it would be great to hear about a few more outdoor London lovelies before it gets far too cold to contemplate doing things outdoors. Jane Parker (pictured below), of observant London blog Jane’s London, has kindly obliged with four great places to get some fresh air, and one place to renew your energy afterwards.

Jane Parker Jane's London blog writer

Watching the sun set from The Angel pub on Bermondsey Wall is one of the most idyllic ways to enjoy a well-earned pint. It’s even a Sam Smith’s pub, so won’t break the bank, and you can enjoy some very picturesque views as the colours form a back drop to Tower Bridge.

Low tide anywhere along the Thames beaches or foreshore can reveal all sorts of sunken treasures (as well as few things you may not have wanted to stumble across). Check the tide tables and go mudlarking.

Walking the London Zoo section of the Regents Canal is such a treat. Any stretch of the canal is great as it’s like another world all quiet beneath the busy streets above, but the part that overlaps London Zoo is great for getting a free peek at a few of the animals and birds.

Suicide Bridge (which was originally known as the Archway, hence the area’s name) provides the most striking view over central London, particularly at dusk.

Gaby’s Deli (above) off Charing Cross Road has long been a favourite place for a bite, and needs all the support we can give it as Westminster Council gave consent for the area to be redeveloped. If it goes ahead, Gaby’s will be forced to vacate by 1 May 2012 – visit them for delicious meze plates, salt beef and kebabs before that happens to show your support. Ashleigh Arnott

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