London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Wolseley – from Motorcars to Banking to a ‘Grand Cafe’

Located on Piccadilly near the Ritz Hotel, is the Wolseley – now a restaurant in the ‘Grand Cafe’ European style, with a magnificent art deco restored space that was once … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

The Royal Exchange, London ~ arguably the world’s first shopping mall!

Right in the very heart of the City is the Royal Exchange.  A wonderful building, with a great history that is as vibrant today as it ever was.  While maybe … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 20 Comments

Brown Hart Gardens ~ an oasis of calm off Oxford Street

While thousands of shoppers and tourists troll the shops of Oxford Street, just a few steps to the south is an oasis of calm where those in the know can … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 18 Comments

London City Hall ~ worth a visit for its architecture and exhibits.

While not in the City, not owned by the City (or the GLA for that matter) and not involved in the governance of the City, City Hall might be viewed … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Woburn Walk ~ London’s first pedestrian shopping street & the home of W.B. Yeats

Woburn Walk is an attractive Victorian pedestrian street at the northern end of Bloomsbury, just south of Euston Station.  It was designed by architect Thomas Cubitt in 1822 as a … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

Institut Francais ~ wine tastings, film screenings, language courses, a free library & special events!

In the heart of South Kensington is a french cultural centre that offers everything from films, to wine tasting, to language courses and of course french food!  The Institut français … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 3 Comments