Beautiful places you never expected to see in London

Surprising things to see when you next visit the capital

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London is home to many skyscrapers, museums and galleries but did you know it is possible to visit a windmill in the city?

Some of the most incredible places to see in London are the capital's unexpected sites, such as the Horniman Museum in South London, where an intricate glass conservatory offers respite from the bustling streets. Or Little Venice, a tranquil oasis offering a charming space to stroll along Regent's Canal while watching the colourful narrowboats

Other surprising attractions in London include vast Richmond Park, where you will find 650 Red and Fallow deer that roam its hills and woodland - yes, deer in London!

For calm and reflection, head for the UK's first Buddhist temple Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon, a beautiful religious building which could easily be mistaken for a temple in Thailand. And for those who aren't convinced of wildlife in the UK capital, take a trip to the London Wetland Centre, located just ten minutes from Hammersmith, which invites visitors to stroll among lakes, ponds and gardens while spotting otters, geese and swans.

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