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things to do in London this July 2021

What’s on in London this July & August 2021

Last updated on September 1st, 2021 at 03:34 pmAs London heads into July (oh sun, where art thou?) you’ll be pleased to know there will be plenty of things to keep you out of mischief. And as yours truly will be on holiday later this month, the usual Londoness Loves round-up is a bumper issue…

What’s on in London this June, things to do in London in June 2021

What’s on in London this June 2021

Oh it’s good to be back London, and June is the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s a round-up of some of the best things to do in London this June including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera and classical music. And as an extra bonus, keep your eye on my Instagram page early next week…

London’s alternative museums: 22 quirky & unusual museums you absolutely must see when you visit London

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 at 02:50 pmLet’s go and discover some alternative museums in London: 22 must-see unusual, off-beat, historical and secret museums everyone should visit at least once in London You’ve done the Tower of London, the British Museum, Madame Tussauds and Westminster Abbey. But there’s so much more to London than…

Turner in London

J.M.W Turner in London: Walk in Turner’s footsteps

Last updated on May 27th, 2021 at 05:43 pmJoseph Mallord William Turner was born, bred and died in London and was a Londoner through and through. During his lifetime he was one of the most celebrated figures in the country, the art critic John Ruskin referring to him as the “father of modern art.” Let’s…

What’s on in London after lockdown 2021

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021 at 08:52 amAs 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…

Rokeby Venus, Venus at her Mirror, National Gallery

In Conversation with Venus at the National Gallery

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 at 02:50 pmI’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…

Best museum shops in London

The best museum shops in London

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 05:24 pmHow 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…

Lockdown 2020 – A note of gratitude to the creative sector

Last updated on August 17th, 2020 at 07:06 amWhen the UK hunkered down into social hibernation in March, a new kind of warrior emerged: our NHS staff, our shopkeepers, delivery and public safety personnel, together with our ever-cheerful postal staff and rubbish collectors, became the nation’s knights in shining armour. More recently, the country fell…

Things to do this week in London: 2 to 8 March

Things to do this week in London: 2 to 8 March 2020

Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 08:15 amMajestic trees are coming to Southbank’s Hayward Gallery this week in all their arty guises, and Vanessa Williams is swirling into town for her stint in the award-winnng “City of Angels” at the Garrick Theatre. An exhibition marking Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday opens at the Florence Nightingale…

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