London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The London Wall Walk ~ a bit of a treasure hunt!

While most visitors to London (and perhaps locals) only see remnants of the original Roman London Wall adjacent to the Tower Hill tube station or in and around the Tower … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

St Olave Hart Street ~ Samuel Pepys’ church & one of six Great Fire Survivors

Located a short walk from the Tower of London is this wonderful church that is one of the few medieval buildings in the City that survived the Great Fire of … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Headstone Manor & Great Barn ~ the only filled moat in Greater London

Headstone Manor is a complex of four historic buildings in a peaceful setting in Harrow, just north-west of Wembley.  While slightly outside the central London core, two unique aspects of … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Royal Hospital Chelsea ~ a Wren Masterpiece along the River Thames

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of the great architectural gems of central London.  With magnificent buildings designed and built by Christopher Wren, and a purpose and mission that is … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden with great views!

Visit the top of the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building and find a public garden with great views – and its free!  Unlike the Shard that charges £24.95 you can come here and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 13 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 · 6 Comments

Royal Geographical Society ~ not just for members

  Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society is dedicated to the development and promotion of geographical knowledge, together with its application to the challenges facing society and the environment. … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 4 Comments
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