Hidden London takes an informative, histor­ically inclined look at a variety of the capital’s more obscure attractions, curiosities, districts and localities. The two main sections are:

Hidden London - angular graphic showing London boroughs

The GuideIn-​​depth, illus­trated articles featuring relatively recherché attractions with qualities that make them worth visiting – or at least stopping to admire on your way past.

More than 600 potted histories of the capital’s diverse districts and localities, with an emphasis on lesser-​​known places throughout Greater London. They’re listed in the Index.


Nuggets is a new section with brief articles on subjects as varied as the London plane tree, the diverse languages spoken by London’s workers, being on one’s Jack Jones and all you need to know about the Knowledge.

Firepower – The Royal Artillery Museum

New in The Guide: Firepower – The Royal Artillery Museum (shown above) – will be leaving London at the end of 2016. Catch it while you can.

To find a specific place, please consult the Index or use the search box, top right. To cruise Hidden London at random, you’ll find this button at the top of the sidebar on most pages:
visit a random pageHidden London also includes some appetising extracts from Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable, a map of London’s boroughs, pages on the history and geography of London football and links to other useful websites.
You can receive alerts about new and enhanced pages – plus other London titbits – on Twitter. The tweet below is a recent example.

Glengall Bridge

These are some of the latest additions and updates on Hidden London:

  • Unlikely as it may seem, the little bridge at Crossharbour (shown in the image above) might have appealed to Vincent Van Gogh.
  • The story of Gilwell Park, the Scout Association and the White House, London E4.
  • Philip Fenton got rich in Riga and his Hampstead home is now a national treasure.
  • Hidden London explores every corner of Raynes Park, from Bushey Mead to Cannon Hill, through West Barnes and on into Motspur Park.
  • The story of Fulham (shown below), from a medieval Danish invasion through Victorian indus­tri­al­isation to present-​​day gentrification.

Jerdan Place

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