London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Ship Tavern ~ 500 years of Ghosts ~ perfect for Halloween!

Dating back since 1549 The Ship Tavern is one of London’s oldest established pubs.   Originally a much smaller pub (about half the size of the current premises) built from … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

St. Andrew Undershaft ~ a survivor of the Great Fire & Blitz

Located in the heart of London’s financial centre, next to the Lloyds Building and towered over by the Gherkin, is St. Andrew Undershaft.  This church is easily lost among the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 8 Comments

Sotheran’s, London ~ the oldest antiquarian bookstore in the world

Located just steps from Piccadilly Circus is a bookstore with such a rich history that it has become a London literary landmark.  For one store to have sold a Gutenberg … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 16 Comments

The Knights of the Order of Saint John & their London Museum

Most of us are familiar with stories of Crusaders and Knights from the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the city of Valletta (the capital of Malta), and with the St. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 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

St. Helen’s Bishopsgate ~ a true survivor and Shakespeare’s parish church.

Very few churches survived both the Great Fire in 1666 and the Blitz during WW II – but St. Helen’s Bishopsgate did.  Of the churches that have survived from before … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 15 Comments

St. Bartholomew-the-Great ~ an historic church and “big screen” regular!

Saint Bartholomew-the-Great is an Anglican / Episcopal church in West Smithfield and is one of London’s oldest churches. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use … Continue reading

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