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Made in London.

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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.

things to do this October 2020 in London

Londoness Loves October 2020

As the country prepares to go sober for October (seriously, do we have to this year?) now more than ever is the time to get some culture-quenching goodies into that diary. Put down the pint glass, pick up a mug of hot cocoa instead, and let’s fall together into the start of my favourite time…

Watts Gallery, Village

Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village Highlights

If ever there was an excuse to visit the village of Compton in Surrey, the Watts Gallery is it. Located near Guildford, the Watts Village is dedicated to the works of the Victorian painter and sculptor, George Frederic Watts, and it’s one of the few galleries in the UK devoted to a single artist. And…

Vache Baroque Festival, Dido and Aeneas

Vache Baroque Festival: Dido and Aeneas review

What a cracking start to the shiny new Vache Baroque Festival which kicked off with an enchanting production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. And a double dose of September showers did nothing to dampen the audience’s spirits. We were more than delighted to tuck into the one-hour Baroque fancy in the grounds of this…

Kensington Palace, secrets,, interesting facts, social distancing, covid

15 Fun Facts about Kensington Palace – and a post-lockdown tour

Kensington Palace has come out of lockdown. Its baroque doors have re-opened to the public with some coronavirus social distancing measures which would have made the party hardy Georgians wince. Enjoy some culture without the crowds, and discover interesting facts about the palace, the gardens, its history and its kings and queens.  And to celebrate…

Things to do in London this August 2020

Londoness Loves – August 2020

London is slowly getting back to pre-lockdown normal this August, and the weather looks like it’s going to be playing ball. Major museums are re-opening and outdoor performances and screenings are ramping up. Here’s a guide to some of the best things to do in London this August 2020. Things to do in London this…

Technicolour Dickens

Technicolour Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum

Think you know your Dickens? He’s poised, sombre, a mass of Victorian beard and he looks a little worn out, right?  But you’ll be thinking your Dickens again after touring Technicolour Dickens, a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum which brings him full throttle into the glossy age of technology. The celebrated author also…

What’s on this week in London 6 to 12 July

Londoness Loves 6 – 12 July

It’s London Art Week, some of London’s major museums re-open and there are still plenty of free and fabulous concerts and talks to view online. So, who’s still humming those punchy tunes from ‘Hamilton,’ and wasn’t Mad King George da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da? Pick of the Week…

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