London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Film & Somerset House ~ a Great Summer Tradition!

If you love film or need something different to do in London this month then Somerset House is the venue for you in August.  Firmly established as a summer tradition, … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 Tintin Shop ~ for the child in all of us.

Located near Covent Garden, on a less touristy side street is one of my favourite shops in London – The Tintin Shop.  For those who grew up reading the exploits … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gabriel’s Wharf, Southbank ~ dine, drink, shop

Located on the Southbank, this arty enclave offers a great mix of designer boutiques, eating spots and places to enjoy a drink.  On a sunny day it is a very … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

London Film Museum & James Bond!

Just off Covent Garden, behind the London Transport Museum, is the London Film Museum.  Occupying the former flower cellars associated with Covent Garden’s early years, this state of art facility … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thames Clipper ~ the best “bus” & the best views in London!

When most people think of transportation in London, the tube, the double-decker bus and the black cab all come to mind.  However, one form of transportation that is often forgotten … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 11 Comments

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham, London ~ the largest rugby museum in the world.

On the 2nd October 2013, the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham officially reopened after a substantial makeover.  In addition, the tunnel and England changing room were refurbished and have enhanced … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Cartoon Museum – London

As someone who grew up reading the Dandy and Beano, along with a love for Tintin books and the Giles annuals I have always enjoyed the world of cartoons and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 12 Comments

Grant Museum of Zoology ~ one of London’s fascinating small museums.

The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining University zoological museum in London. It was originally founded in 1828 by Robert Grant to help him in his role as … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Rose Theatre ~ where Henry IV, pt I & Dr. Faustus were first performed.

The Rose is considered by many to be London’s most historic theatre if only for the reason that it was the first purpose built theatre ever to stage a Shakespearean … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Other Football Venues in London ~ including VIP options.

With the return of the Premier League many visitors to London will be trying to acquire tickets to see the big London clubs – Chelsea, Arsenal, Fulham, West Ham, Tottenham … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Household Cavalry Museum ~ a hidden gem.

While almost all visitors to London and local residents alike have walked past Horse Guards and admired the staid demeanor of the cavalry soldiers on horseback, I am surprised how … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

Institute of Contemporary Arts ~ an alternative to the more touristy art museums.

While many visitors and residents have visited the Tate Modern and perhaps the Saatchi, another Contemporary Art venue worthy of a visit tends to avoid the touristy crowds.  The Institute … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

London City Hall ~ worth a visit for its architecture and exhibits.

While not in the City, not owned by the City (or the GLA for that matter) and not involved in the governance of the City, City Hall might be viewed … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Leadenhall Market ~ on the site of the Roman Forum is this Victorian Gem.

Since the general goal of is to bring exposure to places that are “off the beaten path”, Leadenhall Market is a debatable inclusion.  However, conversations with many visitors to … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

London Fields Lido ~ the only heated outdoor Olympic pool in London.

While outdoor swimming in London could be viewed as a bit of a novelty (think Hampstead ponds!), the heated Olympic pool at London Fields is an historic venue and worth … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar ~ home to Spitfires & a Hurricane.

While I generally try to write about places you can go year round, this particular post is about things you’ll have to make an effort to see – but it’s … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

BBC Broadcasting House ~ take a tour of Auntie’s house!

Whether you refer to the BBC as ‘Auntie’ or the ‘Beeb’, the BBC is certainly part of our everyday lives.  One unique opportunity available in London is to take a … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Upminster Windmill ~ one of only nine surviving windmills in Greater London.

Not long ago much of what is now Greater London was working farmland.  While little remains to remind us of those days it is still surprising to see a windmill … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 8 Comments

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre ~ windsurfing, sailing & kayaking in the heart of London!

As summer approaches, water based activities become more appealing.  Located in the Docklands, at the west end of Millwall outer dock is the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre.  Here members … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

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