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Chiswick House Gardens

Chiswick House and Gardens

Chiswick House and Gardens with its neo-Palladian style villa and 65 acres of exquisite park makes for a wonderful day out in west London. Explore Lord Burlington’s house, visit the Kitchen Garden, meander around the lake teeming with birdlife, marvel at the 18th century landscaping by William Kent, and stop off for coffee or lunch…

cultural things to do in London this April

Cultural things to do in London this April

Last updated on May 14th, 2024Get your March 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 and music. Londoness Loves: Cultural things to do in London this April 2023 Free things to do in London this…

Visit Royal Mews

Visiting the Royal Mews

If cars, carriages and horses went to heaven, The Royal Mews is where they would go. Tucked away behind Buckingham Palace, this is the ultimate stable for regal steeds and stately wheels and it reins supreme. And I’m sure Cinderella wouldn’t say neigh to trotting off in a Royal Carriage for her amorous rendez-vous with…

Fan Museum

The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum is the UK’s only museum dedicated to fans and the craft of fan making. You’ll find this cultural gem in Crooms Hill, a winding road that connects the hustle and bustle of historic Greenwich to the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line. The museum spans two Grade II listed Georgian townhouses and is…

Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum & Gardens: A Guide

Last updated on May 14th, 2024Many Londoners will never have heard of the Horniman Museum, one of the quirkiest museums in London and a historical and anthropological cabinet of curiosities. It’s home to the most famous Walrus in the world and you’ll even see a fossilised, ahem, merman. It houses a fabulous aquarium, one of…

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…

Leighton House

A Tour of Leighton House Museum

It’s safe to say that Leighton House in Kensington probably houses the most beautiful room in London. This historic house, once owned by celebrity artist of the day, Lord Frederic Leighton, has one of London’s showstopper interior gems, hiding an Arab Hall which looks like a Fabergé egg just had babies with Ali Baba’s cave….

Cultural things to do in London this September

Cultural things to do in London this September

Last updated on September 27th, 2023Are you looking for a guide to what’s on in London this month? Get your September 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 and music. Londoness Loves: Cultural things to…

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

Last updated on November 21st, 2022Let’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 our superstar tourist…

Turner in London

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

Last updated on March 23rd, 2023Joseph 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 follow Turner in…

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