04 July 2012 14:21 | By Francis Whittaker
Guide to London: The city's best kept secrets

Discover London's best hidden attractions

Discover London's best hidden attractions (© Wilton's Music Hall/John Haynes)
  • Discover London's best hidden attractions (© Wilton's Music Hall/John Haynes)
  • Horniman Museum (© Horniman Museum/Peter Cook)
  • Wilton's Music Hall (© Wilton's Music Hall/G. Allen)
  • Cecil Sharp House (© Cecil Sharp House)
  • Chelsea Physic Garden (© Chelsea Physic Garden/Charlie Hopkinson)
  • Eltham Palace (© © Travis Drever / Lonely Planet Images;)
  • Dennis Severs' House (© Dennis Severs' House/Roelof Bakker)
  • Neasden Temple (© © Jane Sweeney / Lonely Planet;)
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Anyone who's ever visited London will tell you the crowds near the city's tourist hotspots can be a nightmare and, with 600,000 extra people expected to visit London from overseas during the games, the hordes of sightseers around the likes of Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London are only set to grow once the Olympics get underway.

But avoiding the crowds needn't mean your visit to London can't be interesting. In fact, there are countless mesmerising, historical and downright fun attractions that don't even register on the radar of most people visiting the city. Here are ten of MSN's favourite lesser-known attractions in the British capital.

Click on to find out more.