Signs, Symbols and Secrets: an Illustrated Guide to Alchemy in the Science Museum, London.


The Science Museum in London is one of my favourite places to visit. It full of artefacts and information about people and processes that have made a huge difference to our world. On my last excursion I was planning to skip Read more ›

Literary Lunches in Kaspar’s, The Savoy Hotel, London.


You all know by now that my favourite hotel in the world is the Savoy, London. I have written previous posts about the history and culture of this establishment.  Did you know that  the hotel has named it’s newest restaurant Read more ›

Lost history: Devonshire House, London


Why, I ask myself, are we so eager to move forward at the cost of our heritage? On my most recent visit to London I took a stroll around Green Park and Piccadilly, where I stumbled across a pair of Read more ›

Something Old: The Banqueting House, Whitehall


On my last trip to London I paid a visit to one of the most spectacular buildings that I have ever been in, The Banqueting House in Whitehall. The Banqueting House was completed in 1622 by King James I and Read more ›

Something Old: BBC2 Inside Claridges


Those that know me, know I love hotels, and I love London.  So when I saw that BBC were doing a documentary, going behind the scenes of one of London’s most famous and luxurious hotel, Claridges, it is safe to Read more ›

The American Bar (Savoy, London)


Do you like cocktails?  Do you like the 20′s and 30′s?, Yes?, then get yourself to the Savoy hotel and soak up the ambiance of the American bar.   The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel was one of the earliest establishments to introduce Read more ›

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