London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Poetry Library ~ a hidden gem.

Hidden with the Southbank Centre (Europe’s largest centre for the arts) is the Saison Poetry Library.  One of the three buildings comprising the centre is the Royal Festival Hall and up … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Valentine’s Mansion, Gardens and Park

Within a short tube or rail ride from central London, you can escape to a country home in magnificent gardens and parkland.  With a wide range of activities, and none … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Broadway Market ~ an authentic Saturday street market off the tourist radar.

If you are looking for a great alternative to Borough Market then the Broadway Market in Hackney is for you.  One of the oldest chartered street markets in London, it fell … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Whitechapel Gallery ~ premiering ‘now-famous’ artists since 1901

Surprising as it may sound given London’s other art institutions the Whitechapel Gallery was the first gallery in Britain to premiere the works of Pablo Picasso (in 1939), Jackson Pollock … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

M. Manze ~ the oldest surviving ‘Eel & Pie’ house

Eat like a Victorian East Londoner!  During the Victorian period the working classes in the east end of London often dined on eel, pie and mash, often along with eel … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Thames Tunnel & Brunel Museum

Visit the Victorian ‘8th Wonder of the World’ and one of the greatest engineering feats in London’s history. The three generations of Brunel’s (Marc Brunel, his son, Isambard, and his … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fenton House ~ great views, an apple festival, a secret garden, and wonderful collections.

Fenton House is owned by the National Trust, but is one of their lesser known properties which makes you feel as if you’ve found a hidden gem when visiting. The … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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