London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Lock & Co – since 1676. The oldest hat shop in the world.

Lock & Co. Hatters is the world’s oldest hat shop and claims to be the world’s 34th oldest family-owned business.  Over the centuries its hats have graced the heads of … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

The London Wall Walk ~ a bit of a treasure hunt!

While most visitors to London (and perhaps locals) only see remnants of the original Roman London Wall adjacent to the Tower Hill tube station or in and around the Tower … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

Crofton Roman Villa ~the only one you can visit in London!

Crofton Roman Villa is the only villa open to the public in Greater London (opens 28/3/2016 for the summer and closes 28/10/2016). It was inhabited from about AD 140 to … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Supreme Court ~ Art gallery, Exhibitions, Tours… and open trials!

    The Supreme Court is walked past by thousands of tourists daily who come to view Westminster Abbey or Parliament.  But few visitors or locals know that this building … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

St Olave Hart Street ~ Samuel Pepys’ church & one of six Great Fire Survivors

Located a short walk from the Tower of London is this wonderful church that is one of the few medieval buildings in the City that survived the Great Fire of … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 Ship Tavern ~ 500 years of Ghosts ~ perfect for Halloween!

Dating back since 1549 The Ship Tavern is one of London’s oldest established pubs.   Originally a much smaller pub (about half the size of the current premises) built from … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 4 Comments