Mercedes in Belgrave Square

Guide to Belgravia – and its pubs! (Part 1)

A short history of Belgravia Belgravia is an area in the south west of London known for its concentration of large mansions, wealthy residents and

Simpsons tavern

Dining in Georgian times, live!

Dinner among the wealthy during Georgian times was an affair not to be missed! Not only the food, but the dress, entertainment and music too.

Savoy Hotel American Bar

3 American bars in London you won’t want to miss!

American Bar at the Savoy Hotel We’ll start with arguably the most famous of the American bars in London. And one of the earliest to

The entrance hall of the Victoria and Albert Museum at night

5 experiences Londoners keep to themselves!

Here are 5 experiences that take you away from fellow tourists – giving you the London vibe that locals seek. We’ve chosen places that are

M&M’s World and the LEGO Store in London – payback time for the kids!

Granted, this website is about ‘cultural and historical’ sights – but I think the occasional exception is okay – particularly for the sake of family

Covent Garden market

Covent Garden – London’s first residential square, a short history

Covent Garden is home to the world renowned Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet and the London Transport museum – as well as some of

Two Chairmen, Westminster

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

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. 

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!

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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