London’s lost Pleasure Gardens

London’s lost Pleasure Gardens

London comes alive in the Summer, everywhere you go there is something to do, a festival, a performance, a concert, sport, fireworks. With the creation of the 02 Arena and the London Eye entertainment like this could be considered a modern creation. However, if you visited London 400 years ago you would have seen many … Continue reading »

Beautiful Bloomsbury Gems

Beautiful Bloomsbury Gems

I love Bloomsbury, there is so much to it and here are two little secret Bloomsbury gems. Check out the gorgeous Norfolk Arms, a pub/restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and menu. Its a great little place for tapassy Sunday roast style quality food. with it’s Victoriania style decor, and its deli items hanging in the window, … Continue reading »

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 »