As the latest adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic stories, the BBC series Sherlock has put a new spin on the old tales and a new face to Sherlock Holmes in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. London plays such a big part in the series that you’d think it was all filmed in the […]
I am a list maker. I am also a loser of lists I have made, which means I frequently bite my lip in frustration and fumble to recreate said list, but that’s another story.
I’ve had some lovely times in pubs across Britain (I even remember some of them!) – a social occasion made richer, usually, by the building housing the pub. Towns and villages across Britain lay claim to a number of quirky, endearing buildings which accommodate public houses.
The great urban myth is that Blackheath, London was named after pits of the dead buried there during the great plague of 1664 or the “Black Death” of the 14th century.
Although it has passed now, I wanted to acknowledge Valentine’s Day in this month’s post, and since I know not everyone is partnered off, I’m writing about one thing that almost everyone can appreciate (and not just on Valentine’s Day): chocolate!
Why would I show you photos of a former sewer pumping station? Because Crossness Pumping Station in London features ornamental cast ironwork from the Victorian era so spectacular it has to be seen to be believed.
The following is a guest post. If you’re visiting London and looking for a castle visit to add to your list of sites to see, consider Arundel Castle in West Sussex. The castle and its grounds offer much to savor, including theme gardens, priceless art, and historic relics and architecture.
The following is a guest post. Do you believe in ghosts? Britain has a well-deserved reputation of being the most haunted country in the world. On more than one occasion I have taken a skeptic American back to the land of my birth and visited places on this list and, on each and every occasion, […]
The following is a guest post. I love London. When I think about it I get all excited. There’s something dark and dangerous about London, in a Jack the Ripper and British history way; there is something hectic and buzzing about it, in a night out on the town in Soho and getting home on […]