Oh West London, traditionally the fancy part of town with beautiful houses and the Royal connections, is there lots more to discover? Yes you can bet there is!

West London

  • All Hallows Twickenham | Look Up London

    All Hallows Twickenham | The City Church That Moved 12 Miles

    Along the Chertsey Road, a huge tower stands out like a sore thumb. That's because it dates from the 17th century and once stood in the City!...

  • Bloomsbury's Horse Hospital | Look Up London

    Bloomsbury’s Horse Hospital

    Behind Russell Square Station (and next to Fortitude Bakehouse!) is a former horse hospital built in 1797 and you can still visit today......

  • Shafto Mews, Belgravia | Look Up London

    History of Shafto Mews, Belgravia 

    Tucked off Sloane Street in Belgravia is an enticing-looking mews with an interesting backstory. This is the story of Shafto Mews....

  • Orleans House Gallery | Look Up London

    Orleans House Gallery

    Nestled along the Thames in Twickenham is Orleans House Gallery, an 18th century survivor that's free to visit......

  • Behind the Glass at the Cabinet War Rooms | Look Up London

    Behind the Glass at the Cabinet War Rooms

    Come with me on a special private tour behind the Glass at the Cabinet War Rooms to visit a time capsule from the Second World War......

  • Ham House | Look Up London

    A Visit to Ham House

    On the River Thames in Richmond sits an absolute jewel of an historic home, Ham House. I recently managed to visit (having had it on my very long to-do list for a while!) so here is the history and my personal highlights… History of Ham......

  • Wright's Dairy, Chelsea | Look Up London

    History of Wright’s Dairy, Chelsea

    Chelsea sometimes gets described as a ‘village’ and if you know where to look you can certainly find some nice historic reminders. If you look up along the King’s Road in Chelsea you can spot some cows heads staring back at you. So what’s the......

  • Hidden History of Golden Square | Look Up London

    Hidden History of Golden Square 

    It might not have the immediate charm of Soho Square, but Golden Square has a fascinating history (and a good reason for its messy hodge-podge of architectural styles and ages). While walking through on a sunny afternoon I was struck by how many little details......

  • Queen Anne's Alcove, Kensington Gardens | Look Up London

    The Surprising History of Queen Anne’s Alcove

    Within Kensington Garden’s Italian Gardens you can find the monumental Queen Anne’s Alcove. Not only was it designed by Christopher Wren but it has a surprising history! The Italian Gardens were laid out around 1860, spearheaded by Prince Albert. They followed a similar plan for......

  • Art Deco Details of Palladium House | Look Up London

    Palladium House | The Art Deco Beauty Opposite Liberty’s

    It’s no surprise that people fail to appreciate Palladium House. Standing opposite the glorious facade of Liberty’s, the majority of people take photos of that wonderful black and white entrance. Now, this isn’t to say that Liberty doesn’t have its own historic credentials (you can......

  • 23-24 Leinster Gardens, London's Fake Houses | Look Up London

    23-24 Leinster Gardens, London’s Fake Houses

    In the streets close to Bayswater tube station you can admire row upon row of Victorian, stucco terraces. But 23 & 24 Leinster Gardens hold a sneaky surprise. They are London’s fake houses! History of Leinster Gardens Leinster Gardens was laid out around 1855 and......

  • The FANY Memorial on St Paul's, Knightsbridge

    The FANY Memorial on St Paul’s, Knightsbridge

    On the wall of St Paul’s Knightsbridge, there’s a surprising war memorial where all the names are women. It remembers the members of the Women’s Transport Service (later known as FANY). History of FANY The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry was founded back in 1907. It......

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