Consider one simple historical fact: This city has been thriving for more than a thousand years. And you expect that you, the newcomer, are going to find the unexpected? A better plan would be to find the touristy spots that are really worth it and hit them at off-peak hours. Here’s our stellar short list. But really, even if you're a local, it's holiday season. You've got family in town. Or maybe you just need a day away from the norm. So, go ahead, take a shot. Click through. And rediscover something new.
For so much more, see Fathom’s Guide To London.