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Cultural things to do in London in summer

Cultural things to do in London this summer

Last updated on September 27th, 2023Get your summer diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this summer including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera, dance and music. Londoness Loves: Cultural things to do in London this summer 2023 Free things to do in London…

Queen Charlotte Kew Palace

Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte and Kew Palace

If you’re watching the prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story you will see that one of the main locations for this historical drama is Kew and the royal country retreat known as Kew Palace. King George III, Queen Charlotte and their many children spent happy – as well as unhappy – times at Kew Palace, a…

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…

coronation exhibitions

The Coronation: 8 royal exhibitions to book now in London

Last updated on March 31st, 2023As the countdown to the Coronation of Charles III and the Queen Consort commences, there are plenty of ways in which you can start celebrating all things royal, with coronation events taking place in several palaces and museums around London. Here are eight royal and coronation-themed exhibitions and events to…

Visit Middle Temple Hall

How to visit Middle Temple Hall

Middle Temple Hall is a hallowed space, one of the most extraordinary historical venues in London. It’s hosted the who’s who of London’s legal and royal past, from medieval times to the present. However, unless you’re a member of Middle Temple or if you’re on a private tour, it’s hard to get a peek into…

A Guide to the Coronation of King Charles III

Last updated on May 24th, 2023It’s official: the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May. There will be plenty of ways in which you can get involved during the Coronation Weekend – from joining the crowds along The Mall for…

Time travel in London at Christmas

How to time travel in London at Christmas

Did you know you really can time travel back to London’s yesterday? And there is no better time than at Christmas when you can experience the sights and smells of ‘ye old London as you tread in the footsteps of Christmas past. I might not be able to give you a horse and carriage, but…

Platinum Jubilee events London

A Guide to the Platinum Jubilee Events in London

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II is officially the first British Monarch to serve for 70 years. To celebrate, the country will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee with a range of exciting events, from royal jousting at Hampton Court Palace to an undulating carpet of colourful blooms in the Tower…

Gold and Glory Hampton Court Palace

Gold and Glory at Hampton Court Palace

Last updated on March 29th, 2022Hampton Court Palace is re-opening its exalted doors with Gold and Glory, an exhibition celebrating the legendary coming together of Henry VIII and Francois I at the Field of Cloth of Gold. The exhibition showcases the extraordinary savoir-faire of Tudor England and Valois France with a priceless and astonishing collection…