Category Archives: historic buildings

My Perfect London day

I remember when I first moved to London from rural Essex. Everything was new and exciting, I would run around town every weekend agog at the vast array of festivals, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Nothing was too niche for me … Continue reading

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Travel Guide: Spain- Grenada

The Alhambra Palace is a Moreish architectural masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Make sure you buy your tickets for the Alhambra Palace in Granada in advance otherwise you will be waiting in tickets office line for 2hrs; print … Continue reading

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Travel Guide to Eastern Australia – Sydney, Bondi Beach, Brisbane, Cairns

If you are planning a trip to Sydney and travelling up east coast of Australia, here is some stuff we liked, as well as some suggestions from friends of ours, and that you may find fun and places we would … Continue reading

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The London Mess at The Dissenting Academy, Newington Green

We went to The Dissenting Academy to experience the London Mess new venture from Head Chef Jim Thomlinson. Jim is well known for putting his own interesting and innovative twists on classic dishes. When you walk into this venue, you … Continue reading

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21 Covent Garden + The Print Room cocktail bar

The Print Room has two heated balconies overlooking Covent Garden piazza. We got some fab cocktails created for us by their master mixologists, including a Spring moods Raspberry Fizz and a gorgeous Orange Martini with orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, … Continue reading

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Lunch at The Sign of The Don

The Sign of The Don is the bistro and bar sister establishment of The Don (a fine dining restaurant serving well sourced, modern British dishes). It is located on the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellar – a … Continue reading

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Brasserie dinner at 1 Lombard Street, Bank

I went for dinner with a friend to 1 Lombard street to try their modern European menu. They have a stunning glass cupola – a centrepiece dome designed by Italian architect Pietro Agostini. It makes the lovely elegant dining area … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at 41 Portland Place

We went to 41 Portland Place, a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with traditional period features which is the home of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for afternoon tea. It was fascinating to learn that 41 Portland Place was … Continue reading

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