London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Crofton Roman Villa ~the only one you can visit in London!

Crofton Roman Villa is the only villa open to the public in Greater London (opens 28/3/2016 for the summer and closes 28/10/2016). It was inhabited from about AD 140 to … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Old Operating Theatre ~ the oldest in Europe!

The Old Operating Theatre is an unusual museum located in the ‘herb garret’ (a garret is a top floor or attic) of St. Thomas’ Church in Borough.  Originally part of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

Gabriel’s Wharf, Southbank ~ dine, drink, shop

Located on the Southbank, this arty enclave offers a great mix of designer boutiques, eating spots and places to enjoy a drink.  On a sunny day it is a very … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Rivoli Ballroom ~ London’s only original ballroom and a visual feast.

The Rivoli Ballroom truly is a step back in time.  It is the only intact 1950s ballroom in London and contains an authentic interior with luxurious touches of gilt, red … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Surrey Street Market ~ the oldest in the country

In Croydon, Surrey Street Market has traded since 1236 making it the oldest known street market in all of Britain.   But even with this legacy, Mary Portas (aka Mary Queen … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 27 Comments

The Queen’s Head Pub ~ since 1565 and Darwin’s ‘local’?

While an unlikely destination in and of itself, many individuals visit Downe Village to see Down House – the home of Charles Darwin for many years (see info below).  Combining … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs ~ the first of their kind in the world

Located in a corner of Crystal Palace Park is a display that was revolutionary and groundbreaking in its day.  In 1854 an exhibition of life size sculptures was unveiled to … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment