London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

A London Photo Challenge (my version of an Easter-egg hunt - have fun!)

Many of the blogs I enjoy reading periodically post photo challenges - so since Easter weekend often entails Easter egg hunting I thought I’d offer my own photo challenge - … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 16 Comments

Grays Antique Centre & the lost River Tyburn

Many people come to London for the shopping, but while nearby Oxford Street is full of ubiquitous brand name High Street shops, a short stroll off that road bring you … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Old Spitalfields Market

While many visitors to London go to Camden Market, Portobello Road and Borough Market, a surprising number still don’t visit the eastern edge of the City, let alone the East … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Rivoli Ballroom ~ London’s only original ballroom and a visual feast.

The Rivoli Ballroom truly is a step back in time.  It is the only intact 1950s ballroom in London and contains an authentic interior with luxurious touches of gilt, red … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

St. Helen’s Bishopsgate ~ a true survivor and Shakespeare’s parish church.

Very few churches survived both the Great Fire in 1666 and the Blitz during WW II - but St. Helen’s Bishopsgate did.  Of the churches that have survived from before … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 14 Comments

Surrey Street Market ~ the oldest in the country

In Croydon, Surrey Street Market has traded since 1236 making it the oldest known street market in all of Britain.   But even with this legacy, Mary Portas (aka Mary Queen … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 16 Comments

“War Horse: Fact & Fiction” at the National Army Musuem

Many individuals have seen “War Horse” either as the wonderful theatrical production or the film by Spielberg.  Both create tremendous empathy for the horses that have served in combat.  The … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

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