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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 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 the…

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…

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…

what's on this week in London 29 June

Londoness Loves: 29 June – 5 July

This is the week, folks! Restaurants and pubs can re-open, museums will be dusting down their artwork, and you can finally have a proper one-on-one with your hairdresser. And as Americans celebrate their independence on Saturday, we Brits can enjoy a little post-lockdown sigh of relief with one of America’s greatest theatrical exports. Have a…

Londoness Loves: 22 – 28 June

It’s National Picnic Week, folks, and as summer has well and truly moved into London, now is the time to head outdoors with the Pimms and the cucumber sandwiches. There is still plenty to see online, and there are also exciting post-lockdown events you can start booking now for next month. What’s on in London…

17 quiet and scenic picnic spots in London

Having trouble finding a quiet picnic spot in London, courtesy of lockdown and with restaurants off the menu? We all know the usual al fresco hangouts: Regent’s, Hyde Park, Richmond and St James’s Parks, as well as Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Kew Gardens. But there are also plenty of smaller or more unusual green…

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

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

Majestic 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 Museum, just in time for International Women’s Day….

Things to do this week in London 24 February to 1 March

Things to do this week in London: 24 February to 1 March 2020

As we blast into March (I must admit I’ve never been happier to see London coming into bloom), the master of pop and colour, David Hockney, bursts onto the National Portrait Gallery. The much-anticipated British Surrealism opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, always a good excuse for a day out in south east London, and…

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