London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The East India Company ~ new beginnings for this historically important company.

Created in 1600 by a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the East India Company arguably shaped and influenced much of the world over its 250 years of global power. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Painted Hall ~ arguably the greatest work of art in London not in a museum.

Located within the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is one of the most amazing rooms in Greater London – the Painted Hall.  The magnificent painted walls and ceilings, that … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

St. Lawrence Jewry ~ A Wren church that is home to the August music festival

St. Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Corporation of London and is located at the heart of the old Roman city.  One of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces (and … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 8 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

The Tramshed & Cock ‘n Bull – art, food & Hirst

    There are three reasons to visit here – dining at a Mark Hix restaurant (the Tramshed), viewing a minimalist art gallery (the Cock ‘n Bull) and a seeing … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

St. Mary le Bow and its “Bow Bells” ~ some of the most famous in the world.

Located in Cheapside in the centre of the City is St. Mary le Bow – a wonderful church well worth a visit for its splendour and architecture – much of … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 10 Comments

Rivington Place : “Art, Debate, Diversity” ~ London’s newest public art gallery.

As a relatively new entrant to the art scene, Rivington Place in Shoreditch, just off Brick Lane, is well worth a visit.  It is a purpose built international visual arts … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Brown Hart Gardens ~ an oasis of calm off Oxford Street

While thousands of shoppers and tourists troll the shops of Oxford Street, just a few steps to the south is an oasis of calm where those in the know can … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 18 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 London Library (not the British Museum Library!)

Founded in 1841, the London Library is considered by many to be one of England’s premier literary institutions.  But because it is a members only library (though visits are available … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 7 Comments

St. Botolph without Bishopsgate with the only public tennis court in the City.

St. Botolph was the patron Saint for travellers and as such most of the churches with this name were located just inside (within) or outside (without) the City’s gates.  This … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

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

St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate ~ London’s largest church, home of the ‘Bells of Old Bailey’ & a connection to Pocahontas.

“… never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”  John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624. While a bell is often used at a funeral, this quote (later used … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 15 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 LondonUnveiled.com 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

Woburn Walk ~ London’s first pedestrian shopping street & the home of W.B. Yeats

Woburn Walk is an attractive Victorian pedestrian street at the northern end of Bloomsbury, just south of Euston Station.  It was designed by architect Thomas Cubitt in 1822 as a … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments
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