Secret London – seven places you may never have heard of.

Secret Places London

Secret London – Places You’ve Never Heard Of: Visit London, whether to live, for a holiday or just for a day out and I can guarantee you’ll walk past places every day without noticing them. Places with a fascinating history, places that you should spend time exploring, places with a great view or just places […]

The Architectural Tea – Sir John Soane at the Gilbert Scott

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Afternoon Tea at the Gilbert Scott, St Pancras: There are places in London that I’ve long intended to visit. One such is Sir John Soane’s Museum, historic home of the London architect in Lincoln’s Inn.  He designed the house to work both as a home and as a setting for an eclectic collection of antiquities […]

Twenty Things to do in #London on a Budget


Helpful tips for London on a Budget – with HouseTrip: I’m always happy to share ideas for how to get the most from London.  Whether you have very deep pockets or are travelling on a budget, insider information is invaluable.  I know that when I travel, I get great ideas from other travel bloggers who […]

Street art in Hoxton and Shoreditch

Create Graffiti in Hoxton

Graffiti tour of East London Guest post by Russell Bowes: Living in West London I don’t make it over to the East End that often. I know Shoreditch and Hoxton are really up and coming areas full of trendy cafe’s, bar’s, restaurants, shops and markets. When I think about getting the overground or tube right […]

About London – Berwick Street Soho Part II

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Market, Material and Music at Berwick Street: I started working in central London in the early 1970s.  At that time, with an office in Lisle Street, Berwick Street was on my doorstep.  Working for a restaurant group I soon learnt that a visit to the market was part of the daily routine for many of […]

The Tower of London

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Take a Tower of London Tour As a major global city, London remains a top tourist destination for people who want to experience history, culture, and a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Strategically situated along the scenic Thames River, London hosts millions of visitors each year and provides each one with a visit that they will remember for […]

Made in London Artisan Wine – London Cru

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London Cru – Artisan Wine in the Making: When I heard rumours that wine was being made in Earls Court I had no idea that it was actually all happening in the street next door.  Literally.  This part of London is not where you’d expect to find a winery – for a start there really […]

What’s Your Beef? Provenance Butchers Notting Hill.

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A Meaty Little Number in Notting Hill – Provenance Butchers: Being invited to review a Butcher Shop is not your everyday ‘restaurant review’.  But, I was curious about Provenance – partly because their ethos to promote traditional animal husbandry.  I’m a ‘grass-fed’ beef fan.  I really CAN taste the difference and while the science may at […]

Review: Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse

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A Five Star Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse: Guest Review by Natalie York: As the first show at the Donmar by new artistic director Josie Rourke I was excited and just a little bit nervous to see how Coriolanus would turn out. It has never been one of my favourites as a play, always seeming […]

Review: Wind In the Willows, The Duchess Theatre, London.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows – ROH at The Duchess Theatre. Guest Review by Natalie York: I cannot think of a nicer thing to do for a child this Christmas than take them to see the Royal Opera House’s wonderful “Wind in the Willows” at the Duchess Theatre. I always loved Kenneth Grahame’s effortlessly brilliant classic so […]