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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.

A tour of Spencer House

Last updated on March 29th, 2022Spencer House in Mayfair is one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century architecture in London. The Georgian mansion, which has one of the most drop-dead interiors in the capital, once provided a backdrop for many a glittering soirée. It’s now one of London’s most exclusive venues – the Queen invited…

NOVA X, Central Saint Martins

NOVA X Exhibition at Central Saint Martins

Last updated on May 14th, 2024London is buzzing with all things London Design Festival this week, and part of the offering includes NOVA X, an exhibition at Central Saint Martins which celebrates the past winners of the coveted MullenLowe NOVA Awards – from 2011 to the present. NOVA X showcases some 29 Central Saint Martins…

Waterperry Opera Festival 2021

Waterperry Opera Festival 2021 – Review: The Elixir of Love

Waterperry Opera Festival’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) went out with a bang on Tuesday with its final performance of Donizetti’s opera buffa. Sung in English and performed by a youthful, zippy cast, it was a joy for those of us who were so very grateful to be enjoying a “normal” night of opera,…

MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021, winner

Meet the winners of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021

Every year, the hunt is on for the new masters of the design universe with the NOVA Awards, a ten-year collaboration between MullenLowe Group and Central Saint Martins, one of world’s leading schools in art and design. Last year, it was Sandra Poulson who took home the coveted top prize with her project An Angolan Archive,…

MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021

Last updated on September 21st, 2021Remember that balloon dress that had tongues wagging all over the design world in 2019? The latex brainchild of Fredrik Tjærandsen, it was the overall winner of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards for Fresh Creative Talent, a 10-year partnership between Central Saint Martins and global marketing communications network MullenLowe Group. In…

Gold and Glory Hampton Court Palace

Gold and Glory at Hampton Court Palace

Last updated on March 29th, 2022Hampton Court Palace is re-opening its exalted doors with Gold and Glory, an exhibition celebrating the legendary coming together of Henry VIII and Francois I at the Field of Cloth of Gold. The exhibition showcases the extraordinary savoir-faire of Tudor England and Valois France with a priceless and astonishing collection…

Strawberry Hill House Cafe, museum cafe London

Cake at the Museum: Strawberry Hill House Café in Twickenham

Last updated on November 9th, 2021One of my favourite places to have some cake and tea is in the Great Cloister overlooking the gardens of Horace Walpole’s Gothic fantasy at Strawberry Hill House. It’s a charming museum café from which you can stare across the Walpolian gardens where Georgian London’s great and godly once partied….

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