Jane Austen Goes To London
Although born in the Hampshire village of Steventon, the author of novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility had many reasons to visit London during her life. In fact, many of the sites Jane Austen visited served as direct inspiration for descriptions of fashionable neighbourhoods where characters such as Mrs Jennings from Sense and Sensibility live.
Letchworth Garden City & Hampstead Garden Suburb
Half an hour’s journey out of London’s King’s Cross train station on the line towards Cambridge gets you to the world’s first garden city, Letchworth. A new town designed on visionary principles 100 years ago, it is now a delightful time bubble and a showcase of the Arts and Crafts architectural style. There haven’t been many garden cities since, but Letchworth’s influence on urban planning around the world has been immense.
The Dark Side of Chelsea in London
It is often stated that fact is stranger than fiction, and to prove the point, many literary figures have complicated and interesting stories themselves. Let’s explore some of them on a tour of London’s Chelsea neighbourhood.
Guide London Successfully launches Live Broadcast Series During COVID-19 Lockdown
Guide London has successfully launched a live broadcast series during the COVID-19 lockdown. Streaming live via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 4 pm London / 11 am New York time, the series features many of the 600+ Blue Badge Tourist Guides who are members of the Association of Professional Tourist Guides. Topics covered include British culture, history, Monarchy, and then the lighter side of London.
Prince Harry And The Other Duke Of Sussex
Prince Harry was given the title Duke of Sussex by Her Majesty the Queen on the morning of his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, so she automatically became the Duchess of Sussex. They use the Sussex brand on their website sussexroyal.com but have few other connections with the county.
The View from My Window: Still in the Still of the Night
I believe in ghosts. Not the chain-rattling, shroud-clad nebulae that float in and out of Shakespeare’s plays and Dickens’ stories. I’m referring to people who have `moved on’ but still come back for a visit, who can talk and walk with you. Souls… Spirits… Whatever we want to call them, it’s impossible to have lived in a place like Hong Kong like we did for a dozen years and not believe in them. Just impossible.
Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very […]Read more
The new Tate Modern opened to the public on Friday 17 June 2016 with a record number of people (143,000) […]Read more
The Tower of London located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London is a top 10 London tourist attraction. Visitors are mainly drawn to the Tower of London to see the spectacular display of The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection and still regularly used by Her Majesty The Queen.Read more
Successfully launched in 2015, the Embankment Summer Market, part of the Northbank Summer Festival programme of events makes a return […]Read more
The Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace in 2017 will be from Saturday 22 July to Sunday 1 October. Visitors will see the 19 magnificent State Rooms, which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.Read more
The Piccadilly area of London can be become pretty congested between the Royal Academy of Arts and the Shaftesbury Memorial […]Read more
David Hockney returns to the Royal Academy of Arts in London with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture […]Read more
A robot has taken up residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The robot – which resembles something […]Read more
One of the highlights from the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower is sure to be the enormous (283 metres) […]Read more
At the end of February, Turner Prize winner Richard Wright started on a new artwork for the Queen’s House, part […]Read more
The National Portrait Gallery in London has launched a new exhibition titled Black Chronicles Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948 which […]Read more
British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (JMW Turner) has been unveiled as the face of the new £20 note as […]Read more