London Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in London

  • 1. Churchill's Secret Bunker

    I discovered this a few months back when I have read on one of the sides while researching for something completely different that a secret bunker in North West London it was going to be opened in a...

  • 2. Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds

    in the burial grounds of Bunhill Fields are buried some famous people and is estimated around 120,000 bodies were buried there, which ceased to be used as a cemetery from around 1830. The graves...

  • 3. Exercising by the River Thames

    If you happened to be around the area of the Old Billingsgate Market or taking a walk along the Thames Path from the North side then you will come across these...

  • 4. Old Building Signs

    If you happened to be around Whitechapel area where the market is do look up to see the old signs on the buildings. Since the start of Olympics in 2012 and then...

  • 5. BRYDGES PLACE - a tight squeeze

    Close to the Colisseum Theatre a narrow alley, Brydges Place, enters St Martins Lane. This is apparently the narrowest alleyway in London. Apart from its...

  • 6. The Art Workers Guild

    This building is not open to the public. This is a pity because it is well worth seeing inside. I was invited to a book-launch here, and was able to take a few...

  • 7. Walter Field memorial

    I have been taking walks in Hampstead Heath Extension for over 60 years. I have often passed this white drinking fountain close to the intersection of Hampstead...

  • 8. Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

    Opened in a new location in 2015 A friend of mine mentioned how much she loved the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising otherwise I would probably have...

  • 9. He tried to kill Mussolini

    This is about a grave that I came across in KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY. It marks the final resting place of the Italian anarchist Emidio Recchioni (1864-1934). Born...

  • 10. Kensal Green Cemetery

    Address: Harrow Rd, London W10 4RAFounded in 1832 and inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, this lovely cemetery is located between the Harrow Road...

  • 11. East Putney & Putney Bridge Stations.

    Completed in the same year as the Eiffel Tower, 1889, East Putney Station is on the London Underground's District Line (Wimbledon Branch).It is interesting to...

  • 12. Bounds Green Station

    Bounds Green Station is on the Piccadilly Line of London's Underground. It was opened in 1932, and is one of a number of stations on the line that was designed...

  • 13. Arthur's Mission@ Snowfields

    What is now just an office block years back it was a a ragged school. In the area and just opposite Athurs Mission is the Guiness Trust Buildings which it was...

  • 14. Three courts

    Fleet Street is the beaten track, off which these three courts or alleyways lead. They are close to each other, and each has its own history.HIND COURT: During...

  • 15. The passing of Passmore

    Nearly opposite Bow County Court (built 1957-59; soon to be closed), you will see a wonderfully ornate late 19th century building that now forms part of the...

  • 16. BOW CHURCH

    Bow Church is located in a verdant traffic island between two streams of heavy traffic. Its tower can be seen from a long way away. Its proper name is: St Mary...

  • 17. The Old Dispensary - Stratford

    This clapboard building on Romford Road, just east of Stratford Westfield Mall, dtes back the 18th century. It was built to provide medical aid to the local...

  • 18. The Duke Of York Pub

    If you do happen to be around the area of Chiswick and you do pass this old pub I suggest to drop in as this one is worth the visit. The pub on the night we...

  • 19. Night Shots of Canary Wharf.

    Canary Wharf is one of the two financial districts in East London and it has been expanding with many more high rise buildings and more squares in the area. I...


    Kennington is just south of the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, which is well worth visiting. If you have any energy left after seeing the museum, then stroll down to...


    This charming, peaceful rectangular 'piazza' is very close to Kennington Underground Station. It is surrounded by many elegant terraced Georgian houses. A...


    This is not exactly 'off the beaten track', but it is certainly off-beat.Dr Leopold von Hoesch was Nazi Germany's ambassador to London from 1932 until 1936. His...

  • 23. Wrong number

    When I was a child, London telephone numbers contained letters as well as numbers. For example, our home 'phone used to be SPE 5811. SPE being short for...

  • 24. Holborn Tramway Subway

    Until the Croydon Tramlink in South London opened in 2000, no trams had run in London since 1952.The Holborn Tramway Subway was opened in 1906 to allow trams to...


    Hampstead Heath Extension used to be farmland until the Hampstead Garden Suburb began to be built in the first years of the 20th century. The outlines of the...

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