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January 24, 2020

For many visitors to London, one of the highlights is a tour of the Churchill War Rooms.

Understandable when you consider that it was from these cramped, utilitarian and rather basic set of rooms that key strategic decisions which shaped the victorious outcome of Great...

January 13, 2020

Upton House is one of those stately country homes that I could most definitely live in.

Large, but not too excessive with sweeping lawns bordered by extensive herbaceous borders and majestic Cedar of Lebanon trees and an art collection to die for. Rembrandt, Stubbs, Gai...

December 7, 2019

Strawberry Hill House is a fantastical villa consisting of a multitude of towers, battlements, elaborate decorations and incredible vaulted ceilings rising from a Disney princess-style grande maison, situated about half an hour from central London. It was the work of H...

November 5, 2019

Buckingham Palace itself may not be open to the public right now, but the Royal Mews certainly is.

Located in the grounds of the Palace, this wonderful slice of Royal life is home to a collection of historic coaches, carriages, horses and luxury cars. It is one of the f...

November 3, 2019

Located just off the inner circle of Regent's Park is a unique hidden gem, the gardens of St John's Lodge.

The Lodge was the first of 48 mansions planned for the Park back in 1818 (in the end, only 8 were constructed) and is a private residence owned by the royal family...

August 22, 2019

Grosvenor Square has been the traditional home of the official American presence in London since John Adams established the first American mission in 1785. He used to live at No 9.

Also known as ‘Eisenhower Platz’ during World War II when Dwight Eisenhower established a...

August 16, 2019

Snapped this rather splendid shot of the Albert Bridge, one of my three favourite bridges that span the river Thames; the other two being Tower Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge.

I have always loved this bridge with its chains that fan out from the two towers of its structu...

July 31, 2019

Kelmscott Manor is a Tudor limestone property built around 1570. It lies adjacent to the River Thames in the village of Kelmscott, in West Oxfordshire, just under two hours from London.

It was the Cotswold home of the textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and s...

June 20, 2019

Hatfield House is a country house located about an hour's drive from London that you may well recognise if you have watched the recent film 'The Favourite', much of which was shot here.

The film portrayed the life of Queen Anne who never actually lived here, although th...

February 18, 2019

Took a trip out of London to see snowdrops. The venue is Colesbourne Park in Gloucestershire and for 3 weekends a year, they throw open the turnstiles and you can wander amongst acres of carpets of galanthi (the Latin name for showdrop is galathus) with a fair sprinkli...

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