London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Temple Bar gateway ~ a reminder of the City’s independence.

Temple Bar was one of the entrances or gates through which people and traffic had to pass to enter the City of London - originally standing where Fleet Street now meets … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Erno Goldfinger House

It is claimed that Ian Fleming was not a fan of Erno Goldfinger’s designs so he used his name as one of the most infamous Bond villains.  More certain is … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pickering Place ~ the real Texan Embassy

One of London’s smallest courtyards - and one with a wealth of history.  The Republic of Texas has their embassy here from 1842 until 1845.  At that time, Texas ceased … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Chislehurst Caves ~ an underground adventure!

A sense of adventure attracts most people to this unique place to visit.  The Chislehurst caves are man made tunnels remaining from chalk and flint mines.  There are 22 miles … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fitzroy Tavern ~ a literary landmark & the reason for “Fitzrovia”.

In 2001 an exhibition at the Museum of London traced the rise and fall of various artists’ communities across London, from Covent Garden in the 17th century to present-day Hoxton.  … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Honeywood Museum at Carshalton Ponds

Two main reasons draw people to Honeywood Museum, located in a Grade II listed building at the western end of Carshalton Ponds.  Either an interest in the history of the … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freightliners Farm

Freightliners is a small farm located in the heart of Islington and is the only ‘city’ farm in London.    It’s purpose is to provide animal education and also provide recreation, … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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