The unmissable central London pub crawl – through the spectacular City of Westminster!

This pub crawl is in the heart of central London; the spectacular City of Westminster!  On this central London pub crawl you'll stroll through 1000 years of British history.  The royal centre that gave birth to the ‘model parliament’ in 1295 - still officially called the ‘Palace of Westminster’ (Houses of Parliament).  And the Benedictine [...]

Enjoy gardens? Visit a seventeenth century secret garden in London

Stroll around a seventeenth apothecary’s garden, followed by afternoon tea at the café.  The Chelsea Physic Garden is a micro climate tucked away in Chelsea.  It is the oldest in England (after Oxford) and is open to the public (closed Nov-Jan).  If you’re near the King’s Road, take a cab for the 5 minute journey [...]

‘Hidden’ lunchtime restaurants near Westminster Abbey

Here are two restaurants near Westminster Abbey.  You won’t meet any fellow tourists here - you’ll have done plenty of that in the Abbey itself! They both serve inexpensive, high quality meals to local Civil Servants and office workers.  Each is open to the public - and tourists with kids – but tourists would never [...]

12 portraits at the National Portrait Gallery for Americans

Here is self-guided tour of 12 key portraits at the National Portrait Gallery for Americans in London.   The National Portrait Gallery (NP)G is a haven of peace compared to its next door neighbour; the National Gallery.  It also has a rather nice rooftop cocktail bar with views over London!   Both galleries are on [...]

5 must-see American historical sites in London

Here are five must-see American historical sites that you can visit in London today.  They are not in any order or category, but having said that, we should start from where the Mayflower set sail in the first place! 1 The Mayflower Pub Back in 1620, the Mayflower started its journey from here to the [...]

Top 5 restaurants in London

Here is a selection of 5 restaurants, from the hundreds in London - representing our most memorable meals of the past year. We hope you enjoy them too! George and Vulture – for the heritage It’s original, very English, impossible to find and you can sit where Charles Dickens sat! It appears that not much [...]

Somerset House – neoclassical skating!

We joined a tour of Somerset House in central London recently.  Here’s how it went. Somerset House was built by the Duke of Somerset and protector to the young Edward 6th in the later 1500’s – on land occupying a Tudor palace. Subsequently used by the Danish Queen of James 1st but then sadly burned [...]

Christmas at Leadenhall Market

Don't miss seeing the Lord Mayor of the City of London fire up the Christmas lights for 2018 on Friday 16th November at 6 pm.     This year, Christmas at Leadenhall market is done to live choral music.     There will be plenty of music and entertainment from 5pm to 9pm.   Leadenhall Market is a restored [...]