The Three Sisters of Embankment

The Three Sisters of Embankment

I often find myself crossing over the Hungerford Bridge, and I always hear the same question over and over again “What are those three buildings over there?” I always want to stop and start a lecture, for they are the Three Sisters of Embankment. They are somewhat anonymous but obvious buildings, once you’ve crossed the … Continue reading »

Afternoon Tea with Mr Selfridge

Afternoon Tea with Mr Selfridge

When my American friend came to visit, I wanted to treat him to something wonderfully English –  Afternoon Tea. I have to admit my immediate thought was one of the classic hotels, but with short notice, booked out tables … and some pretty bad reviews I was at a loss. Then I remembered seeing the … Continue reading »

Liberty’s Secret Pub

Liberty’s Secret Pub

The Liberty’s of London store is an icon of London, possibly the most beautiful shop in town. Sandwiched between Oxford Circus, Regent’s Street and Carnaby Street, this stunning building fools passers-by,  by its Tudor frontage.  It’s not quite that old, rather it was built  in the 20′s, but the building is still impressive when you … Continue reading »

Visit London’s most haunted royal home

Visit London’s most haunted royal home

Just outside London is one of the most beautiful historic palaces; the stunning Hampton Court palace. Built half by the Tudors for Henry 8th (and his numerous wives) and half by Sir Christopher Wren. It’s a two faced building and depending which way you arrive you will see two completely different facades. You can’t fail … Continue reading »

5 spooky things to do this Halloween

5 spooky things to do this Halloween

The spooky season is upon us; with Halloween around the corner here is my tips for scariest things to do in London this autumn. Boo Tours Join London’s premier ghostly tour guides for a spooky tour through the streets of our ancient city. Discover the ghosts of medieval London; the witch trials, rivers of blood … Continue reading »

Stepping back into the 18th Century

Stepping back into the 18th Century

I often walk around London and wonder what it was actually like to live in this huge city a few hundred years ago, and in this ever changing modern city it’s surprisingly hard to find intact pieces of life from the past. However in a tucked away in small square off Fleet street surrounded by … Continue reading »

Oxford Street’s Secret Garden

Oxford Street’s Secret Garden

If you’ve been busy shopping, and fighting the crowds in Oxford Street, you might want to escape the craziness and find a quiet tranquil spot. Well just two minutes off Oxford Street is the newly opened Brown Hart Gardens. Its easy to miss though because its not your normal city park. Built on top of … Continue reading »

How King George shaped London forever.

How King George shaped London forever.

London has been full of anticipation and celebration this week as we welcomed a future King. One day that little bundle of joy will be King George VII. But what of his ancestral namesakes. His parents are probably hoping he doesn’t follow in the footsteps of the famed George IV (4th). Known (and hated) for … Continue reading »