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

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

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

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

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