London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Lock & Co – since 1676. The oldest hat shop in the world.

Lock & Co. Hatters is the world’s oldest hat shop and claims to be the world’s 34th oldest family-owned business.  Over the centuries its hats have graced the heads of … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

St Olave Hart Street ~ Samuel Pepys’ church & one of six Great Fire Survivors

Located a short walk from the Tower of London is this wonderful church that is one of the few medieval buildings in the City that survived the Great Fire of … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 · 7 Comments

Horse & Dolphin Yard… and a secret part of Chinatown unveiled!

While Chinatown is viewed by many as overly touristy, it has a great history and is a wonderful part of London in its own right.  There are plenty of little … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

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

The American Bar at the Stafford ~ a unique cocktail bar with a great history.

Located on one of my favourite hidden courtyards in London is the ‘American Bar’, a truly unique place and well worth a visit.  This bar had previously been referenced briefly … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

St. Lawrence Jewry ~ A Wren church that is home to the August music festival

St. Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Corporation of London and is located at the heart of the old Roman city.  One of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces (and … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 8 Comments