London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Spaniards Inn & tollhouse.

Built in 1585 as a tollgate inn on the Finchley boundary, the Spaniards formed the entrance to the Bishop of London’s estate - an original boundary stone from 1755 can still be … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Neasden Temple (Hindu Mandir) ~ the 8th Wonder of the World?

Neasden Temple (BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir), the first traditional Hindu Mandir outside India is an architectural gem that has become one of London’s ‘must-see’ attractions. 2,000 tons of Italian marble … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Red House ~ the home of William Morris (Arts & Crafts movement)

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.  When … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clerk’s Well

The Clerk’s Well gave its name to the district of Clerkenwell and has a long history in this area of London. It was the scene of medieval miracle plays performed … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wellington Arch & Quadriga Gallery

Update:  From 1-May to 7-Jul-2013, the Quadriga Gallery’s exhibit focuses on the Ancient Monuments Act of 1913 which was created to protect England’s outdoor historic sites and monuments. Wellington Arch:  … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Forty Hall & Estate ~ a Jacobean home from 1629 (and vineyard!)

Forty Hall, a Grade I listed Jacobean Hall, makes a great UK day trip on the Northern edge of London. Its site was once occupied by Elsyng Palance, a 14th century Royal Palace … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dennis Severs’ house

Dennis Severs’ House, 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, is a Grade II listed Georgian terrace house.  From 1979 to 1999 it was lived in by Dennis Severs, who gradually recreated the 10 … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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