London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Headstone Manor & Great Barn ~ the only filled moat in Greater London

Headstone Manor is a complex of four historic buildings in a peaceful setting in Harrow, just north-west of Wembley.  While slightly outside the central London core, two unique aspects of … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 Comments

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

Royal Geographical Society ~ not just for members

  Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society is dedicated to the development and promotion of geographical knowledge, together with its application to the challenges facing society and the environment. … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Sikorski Museum ~ a hidden gem of military history.

The Sikorski Museum should be on your to-do list if you have an interest in Napoleonic through WWII military history.  While arguably one of the most under-visited museums in London, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

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 · 11 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

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