London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Pipers Central London Model ~ a 12 metre long scale model of London

Don’t want to pay a fortune to see London from the Shard?  Already seen London from the “London Eye”?  Well another entirely different approach is to visit “Pipers Central London … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

Welsh Harp (aka Brent Reservoir) ~ birding or boating in London

Brent Reservoir offer visitors a broad expanse of outdoor space, including open water, marshland, walking trails & bird hides.  Given that it is close to Wembley (easily seen from almost … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

St. James’s, Piccadilly (a Christopher Wren church) & site of a daily market.

Just a short stroll from the chaos of Piccadilly Circus is an oft overlooked church built by Christopher Wren as well as a simple, but pleasant, daily outdoor market.  It … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Simpson’s-in-the-Strand ~ with a history ranging from Chess to Dickens to Carving lessons

Located on the Strand by the Savoy, Simpson’s-in-the-Strand is one of London’s most historic establishments for over 180 years, that over the years has offered everything from coffee, cigars, chess … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lauderdale House ~ arts & education in North London

Built in 1582 and set in the beautiful Waterlow Park (a topic for a future post perhaps), Lauderdale House is now a hub of community activities.  They provide a range … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kew Bridge Steam Museum ~ part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage

We make take our access to water for granted but it has to come from somewhere.  For many years the west of London had its water supply pumped from the … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Queen’s Head Pub ~ since 1565 and Darwin’s ‘local’?

While an unlikely destination in and of itself, many individuals visit Downe Village to see Down House - the home of Charles Darwin for many years (see info below).  Combining … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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