London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Ragged School Museum ~ a free education for London’s Victorian poor.

As recently as the late 1800s a free education was not an option for many children.  While a few free schools were founded in the early 1800s, it was not … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

St. John’s Smith Square ~ from the Ashes of the Blitz rose a World Class Music Venue

Located just south of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament is Smith Square.  In the centre of this square is St. John’s church, a wonderful Grade I listed building … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Charlton House & its Peace Garden

Located just south of Greenwich, Charlton House is a magnificent example of Jacobean architecture in the UK, and certainly one of the best in London.   While the majority of … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill ~ London’s most historic oyster bar.

To have an oyster bar in street called ‘Swallow’ is a wonderful coincidence, but Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill is a storied historic place right in the heart of the … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Institut Francais ~ wine tastings, film screenings, language courses, a free library & special events!

In the heart of South Kensington is a french cultural centre that offers everything from films, to wine tasting, to language courses and of course french food!  The Institut français … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Answers and Insight for our Easter London Photo Challenge

The answers and a little insight or trivia to each question and photo are below.  Thank you to all who read, liked or commented on the “Photo Challenge” post. Answer … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

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