London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Saint Mary Woolnoth ~ 1716 ~ A demolished Wren, rebuilt by Hawksmoor

St. Mary Woolnoth is one of six churches designed by the English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor.  This is perhaps his most compact church that has an unorthodox design for a church … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Jermyn Street ~ The Best Shopping Street for Men in London.

Jermyn Street is, personally, my favourite street to shop on.  Located just steps from bustling Piccadilly Circus it offers a calm respite from the heavily touristed shops nearby.  Along a … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Painted Hall ~ arguably the greatest work of art in London not in a museum.

Located within the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is one of the most amazing rooms in Greater London – the Painted Hall.  The magnificent painted walls and ceilings, that … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Ten Bells ~ a pub deeply connected with ‘Jack the Ripper’ lore

The ‘Ten Bells’ pub is a Grade II listed building that has a significant connection with Jack the Ripper, but is also worth a visit for its interior decorations and … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 19 Comments

St. Lawrence Jewry ~ A Wren church that is home to the August music festival

St. Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Corporation of London and is located at the heart of the old Roman city.  One of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces (and … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 8 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