London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea ~ a Wren Masterpiece along the River Thames

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of the great architectural gems of central London.  With magnificent buildings designed and built by Christopher Wren, and a purpose and mission that is … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Wolseley – from Motorcars to Banking to a ‘Grand Cafe’

  Located on Piccadilly near the Ritz Hotel, is the Wolseley – now a restaurant in the ‘Grand Cafe’ European style, with a magnificent art deco restored space that was … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kayaking on Regent’s Canal

Consistent with the goal of to highlight some of the lesser known activities, places and history of London, an afternoon spent kayaking on Regent’s Canal seemed an interesting premise. … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden with great views!

Visit the top of the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building and find a public garden with great views – and its free!  Unlike the Shard that charges £24.95 you can come here and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 12 Comments

St. Andrew Undershaft ~ a survivor of the Great Fire & Blitz

Located in the heart of London’s financial centre, next to the Lloyds Building and towered over by the Gherkin, is St. Andrew Undershaft.  This church is easily lost among the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Horse & Dolphin Yard… and a secret part of Chinatown unveiled!

While Chinatown is viewed by many as overly touristy, it has a great history and is a wonderful part of London in its own right.  There are plenty of little … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

James Smith & Sons ~ a timeless Victorian umbrella shop!

Located near the hustle and bustle of the High Street shops on Oxford Street is a place that takes you back in time to to the Victorian period of high … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

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