About London – Berwick Street Soho Part II

Gosh - the Culture of Comics

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

London Unattached The Tower_small

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

London Cru - Vats

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.

Provenance butchers notting hill

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

Coriolanus - a Bleak Setting

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 […]

Review: In The Next Room – St James Theatre London

Natalie Casey in In The Next Room

IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play: Review by Natalie York. From the promotional image I assumed that “In the Next Room”, inventively subtitled “The Vibrator Play”, might be a little raunchy. I was expecting a rollocking Victorian farce full of corsets, naughty vicars and steam powered sex toys. What I wasn’t expecting was […]

Japan and KLM – the food of Kyushu – Mizutaki Nabe

Atsuko demonstrating the fundamentals of Japanese cookery

An Introduction to the Food of Kyushu, Japan with KLM and Atsuko’s Kitchen In my early twenties I had something of an obsession with Japan.  Not with the food, rather with other aspects of the culture, in particular with Japanese gardens and the Tea Ceremony.  Of course as with many things in my life it […]

The House of St Barnabas – Soho, London

House of St Barnabas Soho Lounge

The House of St Barnabas – Soho society at its best: Intrigued by the name, which sounded just a little like something out of a Dickens novel, I set about investigating a little about The House of St Barnabas.  A building on the corner of Greek Street and Soho Square the House of St Barnabas […]

Holiday Inn Regents Park Staycation #Spon

Holiday Inn Regents Park Reception

A Simple Staycation at the Holiday Inn Regents Park: Guest Post by Selena Jones. It’s official. The weather has changed and Autumn has arrived to push away the warm sunny, days of summer.  I will admit that I’m in complete denial.  I was enjoying those blue sky London days immensely and I’m not quite ready […]

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