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

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

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

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

The Grosvenor Hotel at Victoria Station ~ a magnificently restored Railway Hotel

Most visitors to London pass through many of the great and historic railway stations – such as Kings Cross and Paddington.  Attached to many of these stations are hotels that … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Royal Exchange, London ~ arguably the world’s first shopping mall!

Right in the very heart of the City is the Royal Exchange.  A wonderful building, with a great history that is as vibrant today as it ever was.  While maybe … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 20 Comments

St. John’s Smith Square ~ from the Ashes of the Blitz rose a World Class Music Venue

Located just south of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament is Smith Square.  In the centre of this square is St. John’s church, a wonderful Grade I listed building … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment