London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Saint Mary Woolnoth ~ 1716 ~ A demolished Wren, rebuilt by Hawksmoor

St. Mary Woolnoth is one of six churches designed by the English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor.  This is perhaps his most compact church that has an unorthodox design for a church … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 Royal Hospital Chelsea ~ a Wren Masterpiece along the River Thames

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of the great architectural gems of central London.  With magnificent buildings designed and built by Christopher Wren, and a purpose and mission that is … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

St. Andrew Undershaft ~ a survivor of the Great Fire & Blitz

Located in the heart of London’s financial centre, next to the Lloyds Building and towered over by the Gherkin, is St. Andrew Undershaft.  This church is easily lost among the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Yvonne Fletcher Memorial ~ St. James’s Square

Visitors who walk through St. James’s Square might be surprised to find a memorial marker outside the square’s railings on the north east corner.  Recently the memorial was readorned with … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Gray’s Inn Chapel ~ a quiet sanctuary in Central London

Located on the south side of Gray’s Inn Square, this Chapel provides a quiet place to escape to.  While the Chapel was essentially rebuilt after the Blitz, it’s uniqueness and … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

St. Mary le Bow and its “Bow Bells” ~ some of the most famous in the world.

Located in Cheapside in the centre of the City is St. Mary le Bow – a wonderful church well worth a visit for its splendour and architecture – much of … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 10 Comments