London Link- Hidden Places

HIDDEN PLACES IN LONDON - a collection of more unusual things to see and do.


Celia Birtwell, W2

Printed fabrics with that personal touch

Westminster School Tour, SW1

Find out about its history, old and new

The Chelsea Physic Garden, SW3

Famous for herbs and plants since 1673

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple, NW10

A touch of India in London

Sir John Soane's Museum, WC2...click for more

Fascinating packed museum in a London terrace house

Angela Flanders Aromatics, E2

Hand made perfume on Sunday only

London Zoo, NW1

See the animals, take in the architecture

Kensington Roof Gardens, W8

A garden on a Department Store !

Eltham Palace, SE9

From Edward IV to the Courtauld residence

Linley Sambourne House, W8

A view into the middle class life of 19th century London

Pollock's Toy Museum, W1

Old toys and today's presents.

Walthamstow Market Walk, E17

The longest street market in Britain(over 1 mile)

Arsenal Football Club Tour, N5

The history and stadium of one of London's most successful football clubs.

Leighton House , W14

Containing highly decorative art and architecture.

Granada Cinema/Gala Club ,SW17

For the most glamorous bingo nights in Britain.

The Fan Museum ,SE10

Traces the history of this social/political accessory.FAN-tastic.

John Sandoe Books, SW3

Independent and traditional booksellers, with art books a speciality.

Geffrye Museum, E2

Reflecting different London art styles in each room.

Smith's Snuff Shop, WC2

For snuff and stuff.

Maida Vale Pub Crawl, W9

Home to the best collection of original Victorian pubs in London.

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, W8

Tranquility, symbolism - and white peacocks.

Horniman Museum, SE23

Stuffed animals and world paraphenalia.

Museum of Artillery, SE18

Unique museum design by Nash.

Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, WC2

Containing the most distinguished gold, silver and mosaic artifacts/just opened May 2000.

Downbeat/What the Butler Wore, SE1

Recent musical styles and vintage fancy dress for those '70s nights!

Ray Harris, W2

Specialises in custom-made designer clothing and accessories.

Mudchute City Farm, E14

35 acres of farmland - perfect for the kids(don't forget the llamas)

College Garden, Westminster Abbey, SW1

Only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but with remarkable views.

Greenwich, SE10

There's much more to this London suburb apart from the Dome...

St Bartholomew-the-Great, EC1

Only Norman church to survive the 1666 Great Fire.

Foundation of Chinese Art, WC1

Originally given to London University in 1950.

Tobias and the Angel, SW13

Specialised houseware shop.

Clerkenwell Walk, WC1

Diverse ethnic London suburb with various architectural styles.

Tibetan Peace Garden, SE1

Harmonious and peaceful garden with a Tibetan Buddist design.

Spring Gardens, SE1

For balloon trips around London- a good alternative to the Eye.

Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1

Great example of 1920s-1930s architecture.

Age Exchange Centre, SE10

A reminder of the past for old and young alike.

Radio Days, SE1

Everything associated with the wireless era.

North Greenwich Underground Station, SE10

The gateway to the Millennium Dome and the largest underground station in Europe.

Old Operating Theatre, SE1

Without antiseptic and drugs, a chance to see how surgery was carried out.

R Garcia and Sons, W11

Large Spanish delicatessen and general store.

Coster Diamonds Tour, W1

Learn and see how the most valuable jewellery in the world is made.

Chiswick House, W4

Essential 18th Century architecture and gardens.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21

Houses pictures by famous Dutch painters.