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

Kayaking on Regent’s Canal

Consistent with the goal of LondonUnveiled.com to highlight some of the lesser known activities, places and history of London, an afternoon spent kayaking on Regent’s Canal seemed an interesting premise. … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

House of Illustration

As one of the newer entrants on the London scene, House of Illustration is, as its name suggests, the home for the art of illustration. From emerging talent to established … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 11 Comments

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

London’s only Battlefield ~The Battle of Barnet: 14-Apr-1471

Arguably the only historic battle site in Greater London, the Battle of Barnet was a decisive battle in the War of the Roses. It was significant because Edward IV’s victory … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Welsh Harp (aka Brent Reservoir) ~ birding or boating in London

Brent Reservoir offer visitors a broad expanse of outdoor space, including open water, marshland, walking trails & bird hides.  Given that it is close to Wembley (easily seen from almost … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 2 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