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Dead Famous Londoners: A. A. Milne in London

Last updated on May 27th, 2021Alan Alexander Milne, or A. A. Milne as he is known, is a household name today, thanks to a silly old humming bear and his furry friends, but he was also a successful novelist, screenwriter, humourist and playwright. Born and bred in London, Milne spent the bulk of his creative…

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12 things to do in Kew Gardens when it rains

Last updated on August 16th, 2020My love affair with Kew Gardens began in the rain. It was one of those typical British summertime days, one which promised soggy jeans and the inevitable squelching through mud. A picnic was off the menu and so was lazing around in the summery aroma of freshly-cut grass. We had…

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Cultured Kids #41

Last updated on January 3rd, 2020Welcome to another edition of Cultured Kids, co-hosted with the eminently cultural Catherine’s Cultural Wednesday. Cultured Kids is a virtual space where we share articles on all things cultural every two weeks, for kids around the world. Check the articles below for fun and informative posts from other bloggers on…

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Cutty Sark teas-off for its 150th

Last updated on February 18th, 2021Cutty Sark: two words that instantly convey adventure, stealth, the open sea and the might of British engineering. One of London’s most treasured landmarks, the Cutty Sark is turning a grand 150 years young, and to celebrate, the Greenwich museum has laid on some very merry birthday celebrations. So, batten…

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Things to do with the kids this half term in London

Last updated on January 3rd, 2020Believe it or not, the February half term is coming up already. Don’t panic. Here’s a roundup of some fun activities for the kids over the half term in London, including museum events for budding scientists, architects and eco-warriors, Valentine’s activities, some arty entertainment, Shakespeare for younger audiences and opera…

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15 reasons to visit Bankside

Last updated on September 22nd, 2022Bankside was once a cacophonous pleasure zone with brothels, bear-baiting, gaming dens and four Tudor theatres: The Globe, The Rose, the Swan and the Hope. Shakespeare and Dickens lived here. Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire light up the London sky from here in 1666. So, if you’re visiting London,…

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CULTURED KIDS #36

Well, hello 2019, and welcome to the first edition of CULTURED KIDS this year, co-hosted with the marvelous Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. Cultured Kids is a virtual space where we share articles on all things cultural every two weeks, for kids around the world. Check the articles below for fun and informative posts from other bloggers on…

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Best Bookshop Cafes in London

Last updated on March 12th, 2021Is there anything better than a good book and a slice of cake? I think not. London has some enchanting bookshops where you can practically curl up with your favourite tome and tuck into a delicious slice and a cuppa. Here are 12 of the best bookshop cafes in London….

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18 Family Christmas things to do in London 2018

Last updated on February 18th, 2021As Christmas waves its enchanting wand over London, the city pirouettes into a bewitching winter canvas for kids. Is there any place as magical as London during Christmas?  I promise you some merry, a large spoonful of nostalgia and not a mince of boring. Here are my top 18 Family…

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CULTUREDKIDS #31

Last updated on January 28th, 2020Welcome to our October edition of Cultured Kids, co-hosted with the superlatively cultured Catherine at Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. Cultured Kids is a virtual space where we share articles on all things cultural every two weeks, for kids around the world. Check the articles below for fun and informative posts from…

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