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WELCOME to SECRET LONDON, a guide to the hidden corners of this exciting city. Browse randomly through these pages, clicking the links on each page, or follow one of the walks to explore one of its many varied faces.

London has an amazing history that goes back more than 2,000 years. During that time it has been burnt down several times (the first in AD61), rebuilt, bombed in two world wars and rebuilt again.

These years have left a surprise hidden around every corner: you just need to look around, or look up. Street furniture and London’s statues provide fascination on every corner, while its past as a great port and centre of empire has left marks everywhere in its great buildings and public works.

The modern city is vast but its history of growth has left distinct villages that lend it a human scale. Each neighbourhood, and the City of London itself is merely one, has its own restaurants, theatres, galleries and other attractions.

Explore London through this site: clicking the Secret London logo will take you back to this home page.

If you have any suggestions for improvements, or any secrets you want to share,
please e-mail me or add a comment to the Secret London blog.

WELCOME

WALKS
    Aldwych/Strand

Bond Street

Borough

Brixton

Chiswick

Covent Garden

Crystal Palace

East Dulwich

Golders Green

Greenwich

Hammersmith

Hampstead

Herne Hill

Highgate

Holborn

Hornsey

Horse Guards

Hyde Park

Hyde Park Corner

Kensington

Kensington Gardens

King’s Cross

Leicester Square

Marylebone

Notting Hill

Old Street

Pall Mall

Parliament Square

Piccadilly

Piccadilly Circus

Rotherhithe

Seven Dials

Shoreditch

Smithfield

St James’s

St James’s Park

Stepney

Temple Place

The City

Trafalgar Square

Wapping

Whitechapel

Whitehall

Wimbledon

Woolwich

TRIVIA

   Bits of History

   London Firsts

   Odd Buildings

   Lost Stations

   Phone Boxes

   Post Boxes

   Street Furniture

   Coal Holes

   Other Oddities

   Drinking Fountains

   Fountains

   River Thames

   Bridges

   Lost Rivers

THEMES
   Rome

   Gore

   Slavery

   Empire

   America

   Horses

   Ships

   Heraldry
   Signs

   Views

ARCHITECTURE

   Olde Worlde

   Georgian

   Victorian

   Classics

   City Churches

   Art Deco

   Modern

   Religious

   Public Houses

STATUES

   Animals

   Bluecoats

   Engineers

   Explorers

   Fiction

   Kings & Queens

   Men of Letters

   Naked People

   Politicians

   Scientists

   War Memorials

   Women

   Workers

GOING OUT

   Afternoon Tea

   Clubs

   Cocktails

   Entertainment

   Restaurants

   Best Vegetarian

   Best Thai

   Best GastroPubs

   Best Pizza

   Pubs

SHOPPING

   Garden Shops

   Markets

   Quirky

   Top Shops

TAKE A BREAK

   Museums

   Secret Gardens

   Wildlife

   Sports

   Tradition

PEOPLE
CALENDAR

LINKS
BLOG

CONTACT

WELCOME    WALKS      TRIVIA      THEMES       ARCHITECTURE       STATUES       GOING OUT     SHOPPING     TAKE A BREAK      PEOPLE      CALENDAR      LINKS      BLOG      CONTACT

‘It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London.’
– Sherlock Holmes

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