One of the most special spots in London. From the gallery there are wonderful views up to the dome and down to the floor of the cathedral, but it’s the ‘whispering wall’ that is so unique.
The bronze statue of Peter Pan is in Kensington Gardens, next to Hyde Park. The exact location was chosen by Peter Pan's author, J.M. Barrie. Barrie lived close to Kensington Gardens and published his . . .
Built by the Royal Masons in 1250, Westminster Abbey’s Chapter House was used in the 14th century by the Benedictine monks for their daily meetings and subsequently as the meeting place of the King’s . . .
Primrose Hill is a hill of 256 feet (78 m) located on the north side of Regent's Park in north London, England, and also the name for the surrounding district. The hill has a clear view of Central Lon . . .
Richmond Park, at almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres), is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and gra . . .
A truly enchanting little green secret in the ‘city’, this park has a wall on which painted tiles pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for others.
One of the most iconic symbols of London, Tower Bridge was opened in 1894 and still the famous bascules rise up each today to let river traffic through. The exhibition is inside the bridge itself.
The best thing to do in London on a Sunday morning, BY FAR. Flowers, flowers and more flowers, food, fun and frolics. The stalls open early and finish by one-ish. Trust us, just go.
Starting at Monument and winding along the streets of the city towards Spitalfields, this walk follows the journey of the fire of 1666 through some of the most atmospheric spots in London.
Under the bright neon lights of Piccadilly Circus stands this elegant statue. Known as Eros the figure was erected in 1892 in honour of the philanthropic works of Lord Shaftsbury.
Mile End Park is unusual. It was created as a result of a plan for London in the 1940’s which envisaged that there would be several green areas connecting different areas of London to the River Thames . . .
Nunhead Cemetery is perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a r . . .
Christ Church was built under the Act of Parliament of 1711 which required the building of fifty new churches to serve the new populations on the fringes of London. The Act established a Commission th . . .
St Paul’s Knightsbridge is an Anglican Church in London’s West End, one of the most beautiful Victorian Churches in London. Set in the heart of the Grosvenor Estate in Belgravia, St Paul’s dates from . . .
This unique and influential modern house from 1939. Designed by Modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger has been his family's home for more than 40 years. There is an outstanding collection of modern art, . . .
College Garden is a private garden of Westminster Abbey in London, open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. A thousand years ago it was the infirmary garden of the monastery, and it is s . . .
This magnificent statue is the memorial Queen Victoria commissioned after the death of her beloved husband Albert. A stunning tribute to her love for him and the might of her Empire.
Right in the middle of the hurly burly, this tranquil spot is so much more than a traffic island. Home to the most moving war memorials in London, stop here and find time to take it in.
This is the cultural heart of London; theatres, galleries, concert halls, cinemas, buskers, cafes, and bookstalls, all set along the stunning backdrop of the Thames and the London skyline.
This is a fruit and veg market in the week but on Fridays and Saturdays it bursts into market madness.. Antiques, oddities, clothes -vintage and new, food and a fantastic atmosphere.
Sir John Soane merged three houses together to create this stunning home to his magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural artefacts, truly breathtaking.
This beautiful seem of green that runs along the Thames is dotted with statues and memorials, there is a band stand and it is a wonderful spot for a picnic in the summer.
This golden coloured Wolf’s head marks the spot where allegedly the last wolf in London was shot, the site is also a medieval holy well.
The standard design of the London Bollard comes from the French Canons captured at Trafalgar; there are still a few of these original canons, upturned and lining London’s Streets.
Charles Dickens’s drinking den and London’s only surviving galleried inn. Oak panels, winding stairs, real ale and log fires, the Old Bar is less crowded and exceedingly atmospheric.
A magical meander through the details of life indoors from 1724 to 1914, this is a wooden maze of memories, rich in velvets, steeped in smells; a fabulous feast for the senses.
Described as ‘the wonder of the entire world’, this chapel at the eastern end of Westminster Abbey is a breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece of medieval architecture.
Stunning, overgrown and enchanting Victorian cemetery. Tree-lined avenues, tombs, mausoleums and grave-stones tumbling with ivy and history. Stroll around the winding pathways and find the famous res . . .
This cast-iron clock tower is a miniature version of Big Ben. A little symbol of Franco-British love, it tells British Summer Time permanently so that for half the year it tells French time rather tha . . .
Originally the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this huge triumphal arch was moved to its present location in 1851 and has a rich history of hangings, riots and royalty associated with it.
The only surviving 19th century operating theatre. Tucked cosily into the roof of a church, the museum that surrounds it gives you a wonderful insight into the history of medicine and surgery.
A truly enchanting building, winding wooden stair cases and higgledy piggledy rooms which are crammed with toys from every age and every where, plus a terrific toy shop.
In 1662 Samuel Pepys wrote in his diaries that he had seen ‘an Italian puppet play.. a great resort of gallants’. This plaque commemorates that first recording of the famous pair in England.
This stunning walled garden was founded in 1673 as an apothecary’s herb garden. Today it is a beautifully maintained piece of horticultural heaven. Historical, magical and essential for gardeners.
Originally from Egypt, this breathtaking obelisk is actually London's oldest Monument dating back to 1500 BC. IT was erected by the Thames in 1878. Covered in hieroglyphics, quite incongruous and incr . . .
At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horse . . .
Coco Ribbon is a luxury brand that was created to indulge and inspire. Launched as a boutique in 2002, it kick-started the boudoir chic revolution and was the first lifestyle store dedicated utterly t . . .
Guy the Gorilla arrived at the Zoo on the 5th of November 1947. After a long, happy and peaceful life the popular and gentle giant died, but his fame lives on with this statue.
This is an amazingly eclectic and interactive collection - musical instruments, taxidermy, anthropology and natural history. There are bees, fish, farm animals and vast beautiful gardens, a great day . . .
Located across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the Museum of Garden History is housed in the restored medieval church of St Mary-at-Lambeth. This permanent exhibition, the world's first muse . . .
Since 1411 this impressive building has been the centre of city governance. Great halls decked with magnificent statues, and a tranquil crypt that mustn’t be missed.