London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Lock & Co – since 1676. The oldest hat shop in the world.

Lock & Co. Hatters is the world’s oldest hat shop and claims to be the world’s 34th oldest family-owned business.  Over the centuries its hats have graced the heads of … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Ship Tavern ~ 500 years of Ghosts ~ perfect for Halloween!

Dating back since 1549 The Ship Tavern is one of London’s oldest established pubs.   Originally a much smaller pub (about half the size of the current premises) built from … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Duke’s Bar ~ Ian Fleming’s “local” & the inspiration for James Bond’s martini

UPDATED:  With the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ about to be released, I thought a fresh publishing of one of LondonUnveiled’s more popular articles was warranted. Hidden down a secretive … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 15 Comments

St. Andrew Undershaft ~ a survivor of the Great Fire & Blitz

Located in the heart of London’s financial centre, next to the Lloyds Building and towered over by the Gherkin, is St. Andrew Undershaft.  This church is easily lost among the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Horse & Dolphin Yard… and a secret part of Chinatown unveiled!

While Chinatown is viewed by many as overly touristy, it has a great history and is a wonderful part of London in its own right.  There are plenty of little … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Sikorski Museum ~ a hidden gem of military history.

The Sikorski Museum should be on your to-do list if you have an interest in Napoleonic through WWII military history.  While arguably one of the most under-visited museums in London, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Old Operating Theatre ~ the oldest in Europe!

The Old Operating Theatre is an unusual museum located in the ‘herb garret’ (a garret is a top floor or attic) of St. Thomas’ Church in Borough.  Originally part of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments