London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

St. Alfege, Greenwich ~ a rare Hawksmoor Church.

Nicholas Hawksmoor is one of Britain’s most famous architects.  He started work as a clerk for Sir Christopher Wren at age 18.  He worked with Wren on Chelsea Hospital, Hampton … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Jermyn Street Theatre ~ the West End’s Smallest Theatre

A former restaurant changing room has become 2012’s Fringe Theatre of the Year!  The Jermyn Street Theatre is currently the West End’s smallest theatre and it was recognized this year as Fringe Theatre … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Rainham Marshes ~ an RSPB Nature Reserve

There are very few ancient landscapes remaining anywhere in the Greater London area, but Rainham Marshes is one of them.  This landscape was untouched for centuries as it was set … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Cinema Museum

Clearly the cinema has evolved over the years and part of its glamour has been lost with the advent of the modern multiplex.  However, for those seeking a nostalgic glimpse … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs ~ the first of their kind in the world

Located in a corner of Crystal Palace Park is a display that was revolutionary and groundbreaking in its day.  In 1854 an exhibition of life size sculptures was unveiled to … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Regent Sounds Studio, Denmark Street & London’s “Tin Pan Alley”

For anyone with an interest in popular music history, a visit to Denmark Street in Soho is like a walk down memory lane.  Yet while many visitors strive to see … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 16 Comments

The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory Ltd

Given that today is Remembrance Sunday, it seemed appropriate to repost this from earlier this year. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row…  (excerpt from a … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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