London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

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

The Rose Theatre ~ where Henry IV, pt I & Dr. Faustus were first performed.

The Rose is considered by many to be London’s most historic theatre if only for the reason that it was the first purpose built theatre ever to stage a Shakespearean … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

BBC Broadcasting House ~ take a tour of Auntie’s house! (closed as of 4/2016)

UPDATE (as of April 2016):  This tour is currently closed.  While the BBC Shop is still open, the tour is not functioning.  For tours at other BBC locations click here. … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Jermyn Street Theatre ~ the West End’s Smallest Theatre

A former restaurant changing room has become 2012’s Fringe Theatre of the Year!  The Jermyn Street Theatre is currently the West End’s smallest theatre and it was recognized this year as Fringe Theatre … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Coronet Theatre ~ as seen in “Notting Hill” !

The Coronet opened in 1898 and was quickly viewed as the best theatre outside of London’s west end.   With visits by King Edward VII and performances by the famous French actress … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Royal Opera House ~ backstage tour

For a different perspective of the Royal Opera House consider a backstage tour (and combine it with a glamourous lunch or tea – see below).  The “Backstage Tour” also includes visiting the … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment