London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

St. Mary the Virgin & the Mayflower Pub, Rotherhithe ~ forever linked to the settling of America.

Rotherhithe is a Saxon word meaning ‘landing place’ but one of its most famous moments was as a place of departure.  It was here in 1620 that the Mayflower departed … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre ~ windsurfing, sailing & kayaking in the heart of London!

As summer approaches, water based activities become more appealing.  Located in the Docklands, at the west end of Millwall outer dock is the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre.  Here members … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Viaduct Tavern ~ a Victorian Gin Palace

The Viaduct Tavern in central London has an interesting history for a variety of reasons.  It is a great example of Victorian “Gin Palace” design, a tribute to an architectural … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Three Mills Island & House Mill: the world’s largest tidal mill.

Located just south of the Olympic Park is Three Mills Island - home to the largest tidal mill in the world and also home to London’s largest film studio.  The … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 25 Comments

Battersea Park ~ an historic football site & a great alternative to Hyde Park

Located across the Thames from Chelsea, Battersea Park is a true urban oasis that is far less crowded and worn out than Hyde Park.  It still seems to have a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 13 Comments

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