Hidden London takes a look at a variety of
the capital’s minor districts and localities, some in the outer boroughs and some tucked away in lesser-known corners
of the city centre – focusing mainly on the ways in which they’ve developed and highlighting any special points
of interest. The site also features specially recommended places, a selection of London books, links to other useful websites
and the occasional opinion (or opinionated) column.
If you know London well, you’ll already be familiar with many of the places featured
here – but there should still be some you’ve never even heard of. Most of the content of this site comprises extracts
from the London Gazetteer, which includes all the capital’s quarters, whether hidden or renowned, and is published
With fewer than 300 localities listed, Hidden London
can only hint at what’s out there away from the tracks made by visitors to the capital – and by most of its residents.
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Now in its sixth year of existence, Hidden London was thoroughly revised in 2009–10, with updated
information on several pages and new sections added to the navigation bar featuring selected extracts from Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable, with some additional photographs. The most recent additions to the site have been illustrated articles on Monks Orchard, Hoxton and Hanover Square.