London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Arsenal Museum & Stadium Tour

One of London’s most important popular cultural items is certainly football.  While many visitors and locals alike aspire to watch a Premier League game in London, many never get a … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution

In 1799 The Royal Institution (Ri) was founded by a group of prominent scientists, initially with the goal of bettering the lives of the poor.  Its mission focused on the advancement … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Marshall Street Baths ~ an oasis in the heart of Soho.

Just off Carnaby Street and near Liberty’s is this wonderful Grade II listed building that contains both a full service leisure centre (with a gym, steam room, saunas, exercise and … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Forman’s ~ the last original London salmon smokery - now with a restaurant & Olympic views.

Founded in 1905, H. Forman & Son has been a very successful smoker of salmon - with clients such as Harrods, the House of Lords, Wilton’s Restaurant, as well as Fortnum … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Keats House ~ the poet’s home during his most productive years.

The poet John Keats (1795-1821) was one of the major romantic poets of his time, along with Byron and Shelley.  Given his young death and that he had only been … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sydenham Hill Wood ~ the only remnant of the ‘Great North Wood’

Autumn is a perfect time to explore this lovely piece of woodland and a visit here is a lovely escape from the city.  It is arguably the closest pieces of … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Market Porter Pub ~ a ‘Harry Potter’ film location

Most visitors to the heavily touristed Borough Market would not realize they were walking past a location used in many films in recent years - including Harry Potter.  Adjoining Borough … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

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