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Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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The London Blog

Follow me and my London Blog for a capital round-up of London's historical, quirky and unusual places. Visit some of city's best museums and galleries, get a supreme peek at Royal London, and grab a seat next to me as I eat my way around London's restaurants.

What’s on in London this May

What’s on in London this May 2021

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Theatres, musical venues and museums can finally swing open their doors again. And with not one but two May bank holiday weekends, there’s even more reason to start planning some fun outings in the shiny, newly-opened capital. Here’s a round-up of some of the best things to…

London Best Tour Guides

London’s Best Tour Guides

Are you looking for the best tour guide in London? Hiring a private tour guide or joining a public tour in London can be one of the best ways to experience the capital as a tourist, or even as a Londoner. You might be looking for an accredited Blue Badge Guide for a private tour…

What’s on in London after lockdown 2021

As London prepares to ease out of lockdown, museums, galleries and music venues are starting to come out of hibernation, and across our theatres, the lights will soon flicker back on. Here is a glimpse of what’s on in London after lockdown 2021, including some of the best art exhibitions, plays, opera and concerts which…

Rokeby Venus, Venus at her Mirror, National Gallery

In Conversation with Venus at the National Gallery

I’m Venus at Her Mirror, but some people call me the Rokeby Venus or the Toilet of Venus. You can just call me Venus. The little fellow holding my mirror and helping me with my toilette  is my son, Cupid. Maestro Diego Velasquez’s bold brushstrokes poured life into this, my divine facsimile, in the seventeenth…

Christmas in London 2020, Things to do this Christmas in London

A Guide to Christmas in London 2020

This may not be the month for smooching under the mistletoe or for perching on Santa’s lap, but there are still plenty of things to do in London this Christmas. There will be lights a plenty. Our magical Christmas markets roll back into town. Museums re-open, some with blockbuster exhibitions. You can even get your…

Best museum shops in London

The best museum shops in London

How much fun is it to browse and buy in a museum shop? It’s my guilty pleasure, and I must admit, I could get lost for hours snooping around London’s fabulous museum and gallery gift shops. And with “are we aren’t we” lockdown and social distancing, the best way to support our museums is to…

London’s best independent bookshops, Bookshops of London

Bookshops of London

London is arguably the greatest literary city in the world, and there is nothing better than losing yourself in the stacks and shelves of the capital’s bookshops. Sadly, lockdown and social distancing have thrown an economic spanner in the works for our capital’s booksellers. But fret not book lovers, here are some of London’s best…

NW Live, Bloomsbury Festival 2020

NW Live at the Bloomsbury Festival 2020

With further restrictions looming in the London air like a thick Dickensian fog, I spent last week dashing around town trying to tick as many cultural boxes as possible.  On Friday, I managed to catch up with some music – and not just any ordinary music. This was the Music & Renewal concert, the third…

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