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Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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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.

Cultural things to do in London this February

Cultural things to do in London this February

Get your February diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this month including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera, dance and music. Cultural things to do in London this February 2023   Free things to do in London this February Grayson Perry’s Posh Cloths…

A Guide to the Coronation of King Charles III

Last updated on January 24th, 2023It’s official: the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May. There will be plenty of ways in which you can get involved during the Coronation Weekend – from joining the crowds along The Mall for…

Cultural things to do in London this January

Cultural things to do in London this January

Last updated on January 13th, 2023Beat the January blues with some fun cultural goings-on this month, kicking off with the New Year’ Parade which is back after a two year Covid hiatus. Get your January diaries out and start planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this…

What’s on in London this December

Cultural things to do in London this December

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023It’s December so that means Christmas is all around us in London this month. Get your December diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this month including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera, dance and music – and let’s…

Tower of London Christmas 2022

Review: Tower of London Christmas 2022

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023The Tower of London is dressed for Christmas this winter and has launched its annual magical festive experience for all the family. There are plenty of twinkling trees dotted around together with twelve festive installations reflecting the fortress’s 1000-year history. It’s easy to imagine the old walls whispering about the…

Time travel in London at Christmas

How to time travel in London at Christmas

Did you know you really can time travel back to London’s yesterday? And there is no better time than at Christmas when you can experience the sights and smells of ‘ye old London as you tread in the footsteps of Christmas past. I might not be able to give you a horse and carriage, but…

Christmas Waddesdon Manor 2022

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor 2022

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor is back for its 20th year, and for the first time since 2019, the manor house has opened its doors to reveal a twinkling, merry Christmassy wonderland – all done à la Rothschild with rich and opulent festive touches. The 2022 Waddesdon Manor Christmas lights trail is the longest it’s ever…

Sambourne House

Sambourne House: A Victorian time capsule

Tucked behind the green door of Number 18 Stafford Terrace is Sambourne House a house museum which time forgot and an extraordinary five-storey cabinet of curiosities. You may have seen it before in Merchant Ivory’s A Room with a View or in Maurice. It’s the former family home of Punch cartoonist, Edward Linley Sambourne, his…

Cultural things to do in London this November

Last updated on November 1st, 2022Are you looking for a guide to what’s on in London this month? Get your November diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this month including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera, dance and music. Londoness Loves: Cultural things…

Hari London review

Review: The Hari Hotel in London

The Hari in London is an upscale five-star hotel in Belgravia with a cool, mid-century groove. It offers snazzy rooms with views over the rooftops of which Mary Poppins would approve, exceptional service, top notch Italian food and complimentary bicycles to get you zipping around the city. And did I mention it’s got the best…

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