London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Gillespie Park & Ecology Centre ~ a wonderful nature reserve

Gillespie Park is a 2.8 hectare local nature reserve located near Arsenal’s Emirates stadium which provides the community with a great escape from the busy streets around Highbury and Arsenal tube … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Knights of the Order of Saint John & their London Museum

Most of us are familiar with stories of Crusaders and Knights from the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the city of Valletta (the capital of Malta), and with the St. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arsenal Museum & Stadium Tour

One of London’s most important popular cultural items is certainly football.  While many visitors and locals alike aspire to watch a Premier League game in London, many never get a … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Highgate Cemetery & Nature Reserve

In north London, Highgate Cemetery is both a resting place for over 170,000 in 53,000 graves, but it is also a significant nature reserve.  Those resting here range from Karl Marx … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Freightliners Farm

Freightliners is a small farm located in the heart of Islington and is the only ‘city’ farm in London.    It’s purpose is to provide animal education and also provide recreation, … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

John Wesley’s Chapel, House & Museum

The Wesley Chapel, House and Museum are a complex of Georgian and Victorian buildings located in a fine Georgian courtyard near the financial district of London. These act as a focal … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Camden Passage Market (not Camden Market)

While the name is confusing for many, Camden Passage Market is located in Islington and is not connected to the more commonly known Camden Market.  Camden Passage is a pedestrian … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Albion ~ a country pub in Islington

The Albion pub in Islington takes you back to a time when this area was rural farmland.  A Georgian gem of a pub once visited by Londoners who left the city … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Estorick Collection is the only museum devoted to modern Italian art in the UK.  It opened in 1998 in a Grade II listed Georgian building. The core of the … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

New River Walk ~ a park along part of an old aquaduct from 1613.

This park is part of an historic new river (aquaduct) that brought water into London  – originally built in the early 1600s and opened in 1613.  Water came from the River Lea … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clerk’s Well

The Clerk’s Well gave its name to the district of Clerkenwell and has a long history in this area of London. It was the scene of medieval miracle plays performed … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 1 Comment
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