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:
In-depth, illustrated articles featuring relatively recherché attractions with qualities that make them worth visiting – or at least stopping to admire on your way past.
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.
New in The Guide: get to grips with grain at Wimbledon Windmill Museum (shown above) – where you can find out how a windmill works and try your hand at milling.
Hidden 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.
— Hidden London (@hidden_london) October 26, 2014
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.
- Barn Elms has birds, boats and ‘Barney’ – the capital’s oldest and largest London plane.
- Can a place be in London and yet not in London? Yes, and it’s called Sewardstone.
- 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 Hammersmith (shown below), from Catherine of Braganza to Rik Mayall.
You can receive alerts about new and enhanced pages (plus other London titbits) on Twitter. The tweet on the left is a recent example.
A one-bedroom Arabic palace of Victorian art in Kensington.
An unexpected treat in an undistinguished district.
London’s most dazzling church interior.
This ‘town within a city’ is a magnet for military history buffs.
Browse among dishes, decanters, candlesticks and cutlery.
Explore London’s countryside and grab lunch in a historic pub.