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London Best Tour Guides

London’s Best Tour Guides

Last updated on April 27th, 2021 at 04:35 amAre you looking for the best tour guide in London? Hiring a private tour guide or joining a public tour in London can be one of the best ways to experience the capital as a tourist, or even as a Londoner. You might be looking for an…

17 quiet and scenic picnic spots in London

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 10:35 amHaving 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…

Halloween in London 2019 – For adults only

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 12:16 pmAs the witching hour approaches, it’s time to saddle your broomsticks and get into Halloween mode. And I’m not talking about trick-or-treating for sickly sweets or chasing after your little ghouls and vampires. Nay, this grisly post is for grown-ups only with some hair-raising Halloween London events…

Neasden Temple, London

Visiting the Neasden Temple in London

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 11:21 amShri Swaminarayan Mandir. I know, you won’t be able to pronounce the name, so just refer to it as the Neasden Temple. Yes, you read that right. Neasden. This divine temple, which you would expect to see in Agra, actually resides in north west London. It’s a…

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace | Where Medieval meets Art Deco London

Last updated on March 1st, 2021 at 09:53 pmEltham Palace is one of London’s unique gems, a historic venue where Art Deco London is living it up with its medieval ancestors.  Imagine a hotsy-totsy sleepover with both Henry VIII and Hercule Poirot. You have a coupe de champagne in one hand, and the ivories tinker…

Fitzrovia Chapel

Fitzrovia Chapel | Byztantine Bling in London

Last updated on August 16th, 2020 at 08:23 amThere are some places in London that simply take your breath away. The Arab Hall in Leighton House is one of those. The Soane Museum is another, as is Two Temple Place. Then I visited Fitzrovia Chapel where every square inch screams of bling without a Swarovski…

Pitzhanger Manor, Gallery

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery

Last updated on March 28th, 2021 at 03:01 pmYou may have never heard of Pitzhanger Manor, but you will now. Following a three-year, £12 million renovation and restoration project, this London gem in Ealing is striking a Regency pose, ready to make your acquaintance. Designed in 1800 by the neo-classical starchitect, John Soane, the manor…

Pierre Bonnard, Tate Modern, Bill Viola, Michelangelo, Royal Academy, Two Temple Place, John Ruskin, Alan Titchmarch

Where dry January turns damp

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 07:04 amSo, it’s confession time. Dry January has turned into damp January, fuelled by my utter lack of resistance to a martini, served green side-up with two juicy olives – one of my Five-a-Day, right? Is it wrong of me to say it was the best thing I…

Orpheus, Review, Battersea Arts Centre

Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 05:31 pmThe tale of Orpheus and Eurydice might be a “sad, sad story of woe” but the Little Bulb Theatre version at the Battersea Arts Centre is anything and everything but sad. It’s hammy, funny, moving, silly and utterly brilliant. The epic Greek myth of Orpheus descending into…

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