Underground postal service

Ride on London’s abandoned underground post office railway

We took a trip on the historic ‘Mail Rail’; London’s underground post office railway that runs west to east through the centre of London. The

Secret garden in London

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. 

Hendrix in London

Hendrix in London – visit his bedroom via G F Handel’s house!

In Brook Street, Mayfair there is an extraordinary couple of houses – turned into a museum. Numbers 23 and 25 were homes to two musicians

Restaurants near Westminster Abbey

‘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!

Mozart in London

Mozart in London – see where he wrote his first symphony, age eight!

The European Tour A short walk from Victoria Railway Station is the smart, cosmopolitan Orange Square in Pimlico. This is the former neighbourhood of the

Secret London museums

The Wallace Collection – the most opulent townhouse in London!

Hertford House The Wallace Collection is a national museum of fine art. It is based in Hertford House, an original London townhouse from the 18th

The Cenotaph in Whitehall

The Cenotaph in Whitehall – London’s most special monument

A centrepiece of remembrance The Cenotaph in Whitehall is truly special. It, more than any other monument, has been embraced by the people of the

St. Paul's Cathedral during the Blitz of London

The Blitz of London – after the ‘Darkest Hour’

The ‘Darkest Hour’; directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill is an account of Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, machinations

Exterior of the Globe Theatre in the sun

Shakespearean theatre in London – how it started!

The chances are you’ll come across Shakespeare at least once during your visit to London!  You might even visit the Globe Theatre for a performance. 

The interior of the National Portrait Gallery London

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

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