London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Bonnington Square “Pleasure Garden”

From the mid 17th Century to the mid 19th Century, Vauxhall was the site of London’s famous ‘Pleasure Garden’ - an immensely popular place that attracted thousands for walks, entertainment, … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Handel House Museum ~ birthplace of the Messiah!

Georg Freidrich Handel (1685 -1759) was born in Germany, received musical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy (1706).  In 1710 he became head of music for German Prince George - who … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Tipperary ~ London’s historic Irish Pub

The Tipperary is London’s most historic Irish pub. This claim stems from a variety of reasons, one of which is that the Tipperary was the first pub to serve Guinness outside of Ireland - … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

London’s Roman Amphitheatre

The Guildhall Art Gallery displays art from the collection of the City of London Corporation.  When renovations were occuring to the gallery in 1988, remains of a Roman Amphitheatre were … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Highgate Cemetery & Nature Reserve

In north London, Highgate Cemetery is both a resting place for over 170,000 in 53,000 graves, but it is also a significant nature reserve.  Those resting here range from Karl Marx … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

British Film Institute (BFI Southbank)

The BFI is essentially the epicentre of British Film - offering the visitor three screens to view films on (plus an IMAX nearby), a research centre, library, store, public exhibits … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Phoenix Cinema - an arthouse gem and London’s oldest cinema.

In 1909 laws to make cinemas safer were introduced. As a result, more purpose-built cinemas began to appear from 1910 onwards including this one. The Phoenix Cinema was built in … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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