I loved Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Secret Garden when I was growing up – and I still haven’t lost the dream of one day having my own walled garden.
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 […]
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. 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 […]
The following is a guest post. Not too far from Greenwich, and just across the water from Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, stands the O2, a destination magnet for entertainment seekers from all over the world. The complex houses the world’s busiest music arena, the O2 Arena, as well as the IndigO2, bars […]
The following is a guest post. Coco J. Ginger once wrote “When you miss someone… it’s weird… your body doesn’t function normally… as it should”. Missing a place feels exactly the same as missing someone and both are usually very frequently connected. Because I miss England and my people, my heart is bleeding and my […]
The following is a guest post. I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. – Oscar Wilde