London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Film & Somerset House ~ a Great Summer Tradition!

If you love film or need something different to do in London this month then Somerset House is the venue for you in August.  Firmly established as a summer tradition, … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

London Film Museum & James Bond!

Just off Covent Garden, behind the London Transport Museum, is the London Film Museum.  Occupying the former flower cellars associated with Covent Garden’s early years, this state of art facility … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Institute of Contemporary Arts ~ an alternative to the more touristy art museums.

While many visitors and residents have visited the Tate Modern and perhaps the Saatchi, another Contemporary Art venue worthy of a visit tends to avoid the touristy crowds.  The Institute … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Rivoli Ballroom ~ London’s only original ballroom and a visual feast.

The Rivoli Ballroom truly is a step back in time.  It is the only intact 1950s ballroom in London and contains an authentic interior with luxurious touches of gilt, red … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

London Motor Museum ~ an eclectic collection including the Batmobile!

Only 15 minutes from Paddington Station, this overlooked museum is essentially the private collection of Elo – an individual who not only loves cars, but builds/modifies them for celebrities (especially … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Cinema Museum

Clearly the cinema has evolved over the years and part of its glamour has been lost with the advent of the modern multiplex.  However, for those seeking a nostalgic glimpse … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Coronet Theatre ~ as seen in “Notting Hill” !

The Coronet opened in 1898 and was quickly viewed as the best theatre outside of London’s west end.   With visits by King Edward VII and performances by the famous French actress … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 4 Comments