London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Headstone Manor & Great Barn ~ the only filled moat in Greater London

Headstone Manor is a complex of four historic buildings in a peaceful setting in Harrow, just north-west of Wembley.  While slightly outside the central London core, two unique aspects of … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Charlton House & its Peace Garden

Located just south of Greenwich, Charlton House is a magnificent example of Jacobean architecture in the UK, and certainly one of the best in London.   While the majority of … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Lauderdale House ~ arts & education in North London

Built in 1582 and set in the beautiful Waterlow Park (a topic for a future post perhaps), Lauderdale House is now a hub of community activities.  They provide a range … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Valentine’s Mansion, Gardens and Park

Within a short tube or rail ride from central London, you can escape to a country home in magnificent gardens and parkland.  With a wide range of activities, and none … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

William Hogath’s House, Museum & Garden

William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, social critic and cartoonist.  The Hogarth House, located in the borough of Hounslow, was his country … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Garden Museum ~ celebrating the art, history & design of gardens

The Garden Museum was created to celebrate the design, history and art of gardens. The Museum was initially set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment