London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Ten Bells ~ a pub deeply connected with ‘Jack the Ripper’ lore

The ‘Ten Bells’ pub is a Grade II listed building that has a significant connection with Jack the Ripper, but is also worth a visit for its interior decorations and … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 10 Comments

Devonshire Square & The East India Company Warehouses

At its height, the East India Company was one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.  With its own private army it controlled much of India and … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

St. Mary the Virgin & the Mayflower Pub, Rotherhithe ~ forever linked to the settling of America.

Rotherhithe is a Saxon word meaning ‘landing place’ but one of its most famous moments was as a place of departure.  It was here in 1620 that the Mayflower departed … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Viaduct Tavern ~ a Victorian Gin Palace

The Viaduct Tavern in central London has an interesting history for a variety of reasons.  It is a great example of Victorian “Gin Palace” design, a tribute to an architectural … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Nelson Trail ~ a walk that provides insight into Nelson’s life.

While most visitors to London see Nelson atop his column, a small journey outside central London to the Borough of Merton can provide a more meaningful glimpse into Nelson’s life. … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

Shepherd Market ~ a hidden “village” in the heart of central London

Located just north of Green Park tube station, Shepherd Market evokes images of an older time with its secretive village square hidden in the heart of London.  Most people will … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 23 Comments

The Queen’s Head Pub ~ since 1565 and Darwin’s ‘local’?

While an unlikely destination in and of itself, many individuals visit Downe Village to see Down House – the home of Charles Darwin for many years (see info below).  Combining … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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