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, London’s projected 10-year population growth, being on one’s Jack Jones and all you need to know about the Knowledge.
Hidden London’s page on the geography of London football is freshly updated for 2016–17, including AFC Wimbledon’s promotion, West Ham United’s move, etc.
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.
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.