London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

House of Illustration

As one of the newer entrants on the London scene, House of Illustration is, as its name suggests, the home for the art of illustration. From emerging talent to established … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Grenadier Pub, London ~ Haunted, Hidden, & Historic

The Grenadier Pub is a wonderful pub to visit and every local or visitor to London alike should try to make it here at least once.  Hidden away on a … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Old Operating Theatre ~ the oldest in Europe!

The Old Operating Theatre is an unusual museum located in the ‘herb garret’ (a garret is a top floor or attic) of St. Thomas’ Church in Borough.  Originally part of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Musical Museum ~ a fascinating collection of self-playing instruments

This museum has nothing to do with West End musicals… but everything to do with self-playing ‘musical’ instruments.  This fascinating range of self-playing instruments and music rolls tells the story … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Carlyle’s House ~ a shrine to the Victorian ‘Sage of Chelsea’

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish writer, teacher, philosopher and satirist who moved to London in 1831 leaving behind his life in Scotland.  He first moved to a home near … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Bar at the Stafford ~ a unique cocktail bar with a great history.

Located on one of my favourite hidden courtyards in London is the ‘American Bar’, a truly unique place and well worth a visit.  This bar had previously been referenced briefly … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Answers and Insights to our 3rd Photo Challenge

Answers and Insights to 5 London Landmarks. Thank you to those of you who tried to identify these items and congratulations to those who were successful.  Below you will find … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 13 Comments
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