London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

The Sikorski Museum ~ a hidden gem of military history.

The Sikorski Museum should be on your to-do list if you have an interest in Napoleonic through WWII military history.  While arguably one of the most under-visited museums in London, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 6 Comments

St. Botolph without Bishopsgate with the only public tennis court in the City.

St. Botolph was the patron Saint for travellers and as such most of the churches with this name were located just inside (within) or outside (without) the City’s gates.  This … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 5 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 Household Cavalry Museum ~ a hidden gem.

While almost all visitors to London and local residents alike have walked past Horse Guards and admired the staid demeanor of the cavalry soldiers on horseback, I am surprised how … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

Upminster Windmill ~ one of only nine surviving windmills in Greater London.

CURRENTLY: Closed until 2018 for renovations. Not long ago much of what is now Greater London was working farmland.  While little remains to remind us of those days it is … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 8 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

“War Horse: Fact & Fiction” at the National Army Musuem

Many individuals have seen “War Horse” either as the wonderful theatrical production or the film by Spielberg.  Both create tremendous empathy for the horses that have served in combat.  The … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 3 Comments