London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Leadenhall Market ~ on the site of the Roman Forum is this Victorian Gem.

Since the general goal of is to bring exposure to places that are “off the beaten path”, Leadenhall Market is a debatable inclusion.  However, conversations with many visitors to … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Old Truman Brewery Complex, Brick Lane.

The Old Truman Brewery complex covers 10+ acres on both sides of Brick Lane.  The area and this complex have been regenerating over the last 15 years making it a … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 13 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

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 · 27 Comments

St. James’s, Piccadilly (a Christopher Wren church) & site of a daily market.

Just a short stroll from the chaos of Piccadilly Circus is an oft overlooked church built by Christopher Wren as well as a simple, but pleasant, daily outdoor market.  It … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Merton Abbey Mills ~ a great excursion for arts, shopping, eating and strolling

A short tube ride takes you to this Arts & Crafts community on the river Wandle where there is daily shopping & dining, a bustling weekend market and various activities throughout the year – … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Broadway Market ~ an authentic Saturday street market off the tourist radar.

If you are looking for a great alternative to Borough Market then the Broadway Market in Hackney is for you.  One of the oldest chartered street markets in London, it fell … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment