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:

The Guide, which has 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.

The London Gazetteer, which has more than 650 potted histories of the capital’s diverse districts and local­ities, with an emphasis on lesser-known places throughout Greater London. Most of them are listed in the Index.

Using the search facility – by clicking the magni­fying glass icon – will reveal even more articles than are shown on the Index page (which would grow to an unman­ageable length if every place was included). Or you can move around the site at random by clicking the ‘shuffle button’ that appears on most pages.

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Hidden London also has a Miscellany section – for content that doesn’t fit anywhere else – and some of its pages are among the site’s most popular. These include the articles on the boroughs of London and how to pronounce a wide variety of London place names.

New pages are added in fits and starts – sometimes two or three in a week, sometimes only one a month. Please check back from time to time to find more. You could even use the contact form to suggest an article you’d like to see included.

The newest pages to have been added to Hidden London are the stories of Langdon Park, a DLR station and conser­vation area in Poplar; Meridian Water, a (potential) new township in south-east Edmonton; and Haggerston, birth­place of one of the most illus­trious names in the history of British astronomy.

Also, Hidden London’s popular football map has been updated for the 2018–19 season and the pages on Havering-atte-Bower and Old Southgate have been enhanced with more inform­ation and photos. There’s also a new slideshow on the Guide page devoted to the remarkable Normansfield Theatre.