London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

St Olave Hart Street ~ Samuel Pepys’ church & one of six Great Fire Survivors

Located a short walk from the Tower of London is this wonderful church that is one of the few medieval buildings in the City that survived the Great Fire of … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Musical Museum ~ a fascinating collection of self-playing instruments

This museum has nothing to do with West End musicals… but everything to do with self-playing ‘musical’ instruments.  This fascinating range of self-playing instruments and music rolls tells the story … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

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. Sepulchre-without-Newgate ~ London’s largest church, home of the ‘Bells of Old Bailey’ & a connection to Pocahontas.

“… never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”  John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624. While a bell is often used at a funeral, this quote (later used … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 22 Comments

St. John’s Smith Square ~ from the Ashes of the Blitz rose a World Class Music Venue

Located just south of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament is Smith Square.  In the centre of this square is St. John’s church, a wonderful Grade I listed building … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Bishopsgate Institute ~ a centre for culture and learning.

The Bishopsgate Institute is a place that offers adult education on everything from wine tasting, foreign language lessons, dancing instruction, yoga and film history!  It also offers a free public library, … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 5 Comments