London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The London Library (not the British Museum Library!)

Founded in 1841, the London Library is considered by many to be one of England’s premier literary institutions.  But because it is a members only library (though visits are available … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Knights of the Order of Saint John & their London Museum

Most of us are familiar with stories of Crusaders and Knights from the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the city of Valletta (the capital of Malta), and with the St. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Rose Theatre ~ where Henry IV, pt I & Dr. Faustus were first performed.

The Rose is considered by many to be London’s most historic theatre if only for the reason that it was the first purpose built theatre ever to stage a Shakespearean … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 8 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 · 7 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

Shepherd Market ~ a hidden “village” in the heart of central London

Located just north of Green Park tube station, Shepherd Market evokes images of an older time with its secretive village square hidden in the heart of London.  Most people will … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 24 Comments

Freemasons Hall ~ an Art Deco masterpiece in central London

Located in central London, Freemasons’ Hall is arguably one of the best examples or Art Deco architecture in England.  The Freemasons’ Hall is Grade II listed – both for its … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 7 Comments