London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

James Smith & Sons ~ a timeless Victorian umbrella shop!

Located near the hustle and bustle of the High Street shops on Oxford Street is a place that takes you back in time to to the Victorian period of high … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The East India Company ~ new beginnings for this historically important company.

Created in 1600 by a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the East India Company arguably shaped and influenced much of the world over its 250 years of global power. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Tintin Shop ~ for the child in all of us.

Located near Covent Garden, on a less touristy side street is one of my favourite shops in London – The Tintin Shop.  For those who grew up reading the exploits … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Devonshire Square & The East India Company Warehouses

At its height, the East India Company was one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.  With its own private army it controlled much of India and … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Institute of Contemporary Arts ~ an alternative to the more touristy art museums.

While many visitors and residents have visited the Tate Modern and perhaps the Saatchi, another Contemporary Art venue worthy of a visit tends to avoid the touristy crowds.  The Institute … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Leadenhall Market ~ on the site of the Roman Forum is this Victorian Gem.

Since the general goal of LondonUnveiled.com is to bring exposure to places that are “off the beaten path”, Leadenhall Market is a debatable inclusion.  However, conversations with many visitors to … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 6 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 · 6 Comments