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A Speakeasy Bar.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency

Once you have found the discreet door, you descend down some dark stairs into what appears to be a 1920s office before being interrogated by a detective. He finally pulls a lever, a bookcase rotates and a bar is revealed. Welcome to Evans & Peel Detective Agency, part of the speakeasy trend that has gripped the capital. In this haunt, savvy visitors can discover the illicit thrill of Prohibition bars – without the risk of being raided by police.

Kyoto Garden. kyoto-gardenCentral London is full of still, small oases of calm, if you know where to look. Visit the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, which boasts a waterfall, koi carp, a stone bridge and roaming peacocks. The garden was donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991, and is a much-loved gem.

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