February 24, 2020

I often pass St Anne’s, Limehouse when I am coming into town from the East End of London, but what really made it stick out yesterday was the carpet of spring bulbs, daffodils and crocus, that covered the graveyard in front.

However the church itself is pretty interest...

February 1, 2020

Tutankhamun has landed at the Saatchi Gallery and is worth every penny of the rather hefty price tag (£27).  

I was half expecting a full on Disney experience, pop archaeology at its finest and wasn’t too sure if I wanted to see these incredible objects, with whose name...

January 25, 2020

St Brides Church is tucked in behind the busy thoroughfare that is Fleet Street in central London. Historically Fleet Street was the home of the newspaper industry up until the 1980s, so it makes sense that St Brides became known as the Journalists’ Church and the ‘spi...

January 24, 2020

For many visitors to London, one of the highlights is a tour of the Churchill War Rooms.

Understandable when you consider that it was from these cramped, utilitarian and rather basic set of rooms that key strategic decisions which shaped the victorious outcome of Great...

January 13, 2020

Upton House is one of those stately country homes that I could most definitely live in.

Large, but not too excessive with sweeping lawns bordered by extensive herbaceous borders and majestic Cedar of Lebanon trees and an art collection to die for. Rembrandt, Stubbs, Gai...

December 7, 2019

Strawberry Hill House is a fantastical villa consisting of a multitude of towers, battlements, elaborate decorations and incredible vaulted ceilings rising from a Disney princess-style grande maison, situated about half an hour from central London. It was the work of H...

November 5, 2019

Buckingham Palace itself may not be open to the public right now, but the Royal Mews certainly is.

Located in the grounds of the Palace, this wonderful slice of Royal life is home to a collection of historic coaches, carriages, horses and luxury cars. It is one of the f...

November 3, 2019

Located just off the inner circle of Regent's Park is a unique hidden gem, the gardens of St John's Lodge.

The Lodge was the first of 48 mansions planned for the Park back in 1818 (in the end, only 8 were constructed) and is a private residence owned by the royal family...

August 22, 2019

Grosvenor Square has been the traditional home of the official American presence in London since John Adams established the first American mission in 1785. He used to live at No 9.

Also known as ‘Eisenhower Platz’ during World War II when Dwight Eisenhower established a...

August 16, 2019

Snapped this rather splendid shot of the Albert Bridge, one of my three favourite bridges that span the river Thames; the other two being Tower Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge.

I have always loved this bridge with its chains that fan out from the two towers of its structu...

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