London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Gillespie Park & Ecology Centre ~ a wonderful nature reserve

Gillespie Park is a 2.8 hectare local nature reserve located near Arsenal’s Emirates stadium which provides the community with a great escape from the busy streets around Highbury and Arsenal tube … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

London’s only Battlefield ~The Battle of Barnet: 14-Apr-1471

Arguably the only historic battle site in Greater London, the Battle of Barnet was a decisive battle in the War of the Roses. It was significant because Edward IV’s victory … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Welsh Harp (aka Brent Reservoir) ~ birding or boating in London

Brent Reservoir offer visitors a broad expanse of outdoor space, including open water, marshland, walking trails & bird hides.  Given that it is close to Wembley (easily seen from almost … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mudchute Farm and Park ~ country life in the heart of east London.

Arguably the largest urban farm in Europe, Mudchute Farm and Park provides 32 acres of open space in the heart of the docklands, providing open space, a farm experience, an … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rainham Marshes ~ an RSPB Nature Reserve

There are very few ancient landscapes remaining anywhere in the Greater London area, but Rainham Marshes is one of them.  This landscape was untouched for centuries as it was set … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

Lavender Pond Nature Park & Reserve

Lavender Pond Nature Park is a small urban oasis providing a haven for wildlife, as well as a mini-rurual escape and an educational resource.  The Nature Park was created in … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sydenham Hill Wood ~ the only remnant of the ‘Great North Wood’

Autumn is a perfect time to explore this lovely piece of woodland and a visit here is a lovely escape from the city.  It is arguably the closest pieces of … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 1 Comment