ARCHITECTURAL GEMS, TOWN TRAILS, MUSEUMS*
from LONDON TUBE RAMBLES
Starting from Tube stations you can see hundreds of medieval and Georgian buildings as well as some intriguing modern ones. This is just a selection . . .
Acton Town Regency mansion/museum in Gunnersbury park
Amersham Market town trail to see a variety of seventeenth and eighteenth
century buildings and some charming half-timbered cottages.
Arsenal Emirates football stadium
Belsize Park Keats House museum in Regency cottage (admission charge)
Bromley-by-Bow Eighteenth century tidal mills
Camden Town Old Horses’ Hospital and stables (now a collection of markets) by the Regents Canal
Chalfont & Latimer Half-timbered houses and Tudor Chenies Manor House in country surroundings.
Eastcote Farm buildings dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, old pubs and a medieval hall house.
Edgware Gothic-style almshouses in golden stone (1828)
Gunnersbury Riverside walk with interesting houses and old pubs. Steam Museum(admission charge) in Victorian waterworks.
Hampstead Town trail, full of historical interest and oddities. Local history museum, also Fenton House musical instruments museum (admission charge).
Harrow & Wealdstone Ancient barns and farmhouse – an outdoor museum.
Harrow-on the-hill Famous public school
High Barnet Town trail – a variety of attractive old buildings.
Highbury & Islington House of glass and early nineteenth century Canonbury Square
Highgate Town trail – includes modern as well as Georgian architecture
Kingsbury Some of the wackiest domestic architecture in London
Leytonstone Urban trail including dramatic mosaics placed in the Tube station in memory of Alfred Hitchcock who was born in the area. Plenty of other surprises along the way.
Manor House Waterworks 'castle'
1)The old Carreras cigarette factory - magnificent art deco building with black cat motif.
2) Circular Victorian piano factory.
Osterley Eighteenth century mansion (admission charge to house, the park is free).
Pinner Many ancient picturesque half-timbered buildings
Richmond Town trail - a feast of Georgian architecture, plus the remains of a Tudor palace by the Thames. Strongly recommended.
Ruislip Ancient farm buildings and manor house, plus medieval barn (open air museum).
Stamford Brook C.A.Voysey factory building , plus 1720’s Chiswick House(admission charge) and park (free). Also Hogarth House, summer retreat of the painter and satirist (admission free).
Stepney Green and Mile End A surprising number of 18th century merchants' houses and Georgian terraces survived the Blitz.
Turnham Green A specialist architectural tour: the Victorian Bedford Estate with Art Nouveau pub plus C.A.Voysey house.
Walthamstow Central Town trail including museum and half-timbered buildings.Also the William Morris Gallery.
Wembley Park For the new ‘shopping basket’ football stadium
Wimbledon Town/village trail full of intriguing buildings, including a windmill and a private museum, Southside House (admission charge).
*MUSEUMS: unless otherwise stated, these museums are local history museums without admission charges. Usually quite small, they are always based in historically interesting buildings, and have fascinating displays about local shops, industry, farming etc. as well as temporary exhibitions of varying types. Children are welcome and there is often special provision for them in terms of dressing-up clothes etc. Please note that these museums often have unusual opening times and are not open every day of the week.
These are just a few of the many fascinating things to be found at London Tube Rambles. There are architectural gems, beautiful country views, historic places and quirky buildings in the area covered by the outer London Underground stations. Usually the discoveries are within a mile of the Tube - often only five minutes walk away. If you reached this as an individual page via a search engine, you might like to go to www.londontuberambles.co.uk to see more places to explore. You'll be amazed at what's out there!