London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar ~ home to Spitfires & a Hurricane.

While I generally try to write about places you can go year round, this particular post is about things you’ll have to make an effort to see – but it’s … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

St. Mary the Virgin & the Mayflower Pub, Rotherhithe ~ forever linked to the settling of America.

Rotherhithe is a Saxon word meaning ‘landing place’ but one of its most famous moments was as a place of departure.  It was here in 1620 that the Mayflower departed … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Charlton House & its Peace Garden

Located just south of Greenwich, Charlton House is a magnificent example of Jacobean architecture in the UK, and certainly one of the best in London.   While the majority of … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Creekside Centre ~ for a mudlarking nature walk!

Not far from Greenwich Maritime Museum is Creekside Discovery Centre at Deptford Creek which provides opportunities for individuals to get up close with urban wildlife in a river setting.  Run … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

St. Alfege, Greenwich ~ a rare Hawksmoor Church.

Nicholas Hawksmoor is one of Britain’s most famous architects.  He started work as a clerk for Sir Christopher Wren at age 18.  He worked with Wren on Chelsea Hospital, Hampton … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lavender Pond Nature Park & Reserve

Lavender Pond Nature Park is a small urban oasis providing a haven for wildlife, as well as a mini-rurual escape and an educational resource.  The Nature Park was created in … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sydenham Hill Wood ~ the only remnant of the ‘Great North Wood’

Autumn is a perfect time to explore this lovely piece of woodland and a visit here is a lovely escape from the city.  It is arguably the closest pieces of … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 1 Comment