London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

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

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

St. John’s Smith Square ~ from the Ashes of the Blitz rose a World Class Music Venue

Located just south of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament is Smith Square.  In the centre of this square is St. John’s church, a wonderful Grade I listed building … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill ~ London’s most historic oyster bar.

To have an oyster bar in street called ‘Swallow’ is a wonderful coincidence, but Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill is a storied historic place right in the heart of the … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Institut Francais ~ wine tastings, film screenings, language courses, a free library & special events!

In the heart of South Kensington is a french cultural centre that offers everything from films, to wine tasting, to language courses and of course french food!  The Institut français … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Duke’s Bar ~ Ian Fleming’s “local” & the inspiration for James Bond’s martini

Hidden down a secretive courtyard that most don’t even know exists, the approach to Duke’s Hotel brings out the feeling of intrigue in even the casual James Bond fan.  For … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 11 Comments

Simpson’s-in-the-Strand ~ with a history ranging from Chess to Dickens to Carving lessons

Located on the Strand by the Savoy, Simpson’s-in-the-Strand is one of London’s most historic establishments for over 180 years, that over the years has offered everything from coffee, cigars, chess … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Forman’s ~ the last original London salmon smokery – now with a restaurant & Olympic views.

Founded in 1905, H. Forman & Son has been a very successful smoker of salmon – with clients such as Harrods, the House of Lords, Wilton’s Restaurant, as well as Fortnum … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Roof Gardens & Babylon Restaurant

Located one hundred feet above Kensington High Street in central London, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant are unique.  Originally above Derry and Tom’s department store which opened in 1933, The … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Royal Opera House ~ backstage tour

For a different perspective of the Royal Opera House consider a backstage tour (and combine it with a glamourous lunch or tea – see below).  The “Backstage Tour” also includes visiting the … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Michelin House & Bibendum restaurant

In anticipation of Dunlop losing control of the tyre market with the loss of patent protection, Michelin Tyre Company Ltd commissioned the building of Michelin House as their first permanent British … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 2 Comments
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