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: Twinings has been trading from the same premises on the Strand for 300 years – and it has a little museum too.
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.
You can receive alerts about new and enhanced pages – plus other London titbits – on Twitter. The tweet below is a recent example.
— Hidden London (@hidden_london) March 22, 2016
These are some of the latest additions and updates on Hidden London:
- Normansfield Theatre (shown above) is a unique Victorian survivor in an unlikely setting
- The London Motorcycle Museum is the capital’s focus for Britain’s biking history.
- Hidden London visits the Florence Nightingale Museum – and gets distracted by the stuffed creatures.
- The story of Fulham (shown 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.