London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

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 · 1 Comment

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 American Bar at the Stafford ~ a unique cocktail bar with a great history.

Located on one of my favourite hidden courtyards in London is the ‘American Bar’, a truly unique place and well worth a visit.  This bar had previously been referenced briefly … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

The East India Company ~ new beginnings for this historically important company.

Created in 1600 by a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the East India Company arguably shaped and influenced much of the world over its 250 years of global power. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

St. Mary le Bow and its “Bow Bells” ~ some of the most famous in the world.

Located in Cheapside in the centre of the City is St. Mary le Bow – a wonderful church well worth a visit for its splendour and architecture – much of … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 10 Comments

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham, London ~ the largest rugby museum in the world.

On the 2nd October 2013, the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham officially reopened after a substantial makeover.  In addition, the tunnel and England changing room were refurbished and have enhanced … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

Sotheran’s, London ~ the oldest antiquarian bookstore in the world

Located just steps from Piccadilly Circus is a bookstore with such a rich history that it has become a London literary landmark.  For one store to have sold a Gutenberg … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 16 Comments