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 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

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 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

London’s only Battlefield ~The Battle of Barnet: 14-Apr-1471

Arguably the only historic battle site in Greater London, the Battle of Barnet was a decisive battle in the War of the Roses. It was significant because Edward IV’s victory … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

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

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