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 ravens of the Tower, London’s projected 10-year population growth, being on one’s Jack Jones and all you need to know about the Knowledge.
New in the Gazetteer section: highlights from the history of Chelsea
Hidden London also includes some appetising extracts from Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable, an annotated map of London’s boroughs, pages on the history and geography of London football and links to other useful websites.
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These are some of the latest additions and updates on Hidden London:
- Normansfield Theatre is a unique Victorian survivor in an unlikely setting
- Hidden London visits Sutton House, a Tudor courtier’s country home in Hackney
- Little histories of Honor Oak and Honor Oak Park
- Mitcham: the Canons, the common, the cricket green, the church and the clock tower
- The story of Upton (Newham), where the father of antiseptic surgery, Joseph Lister, was born in the house shown in the watercolour below
A one-bedroom Arabic palace of Victorian art in Kensington.
An unexpected treat in an undistinguished district.
Probably 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.
See the two most powerful pumping engines in Europe.