Posts Tagged “London”

Sloane Place – Dinner with Asian Accents

Sloane Place – Dinner with Asian Accents

Cosy fine dining on Lower Sloane Street My dear reader would have doubtless noticed my previous article on Sloane Place a couple of weeks ago. But this one concentrates on food at this classy yet accessible hotel. Sloane Place is described as a Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. For me at least, its charm is its…

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British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British Museum and Sketchfab collaborate for the first time on a touring exhibition A British Museum Spotlight Loan  Troy: beauty and heroism § Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Reading (till 12 December 2021) § Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey (10 February – 8 May 2022) § The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum (19 May –…

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Byron loves Chicken

Byron loves Chicken

Byron Burger – New Chicken options Byron was founded in 2007 by Tom Byng and Head Chef Fred Smith. They have created a signature range of satisfying and rather impressive burgers. They have remained solid in these rather troubled times and still offer those quality beefy temptations to loyal followers. But the company moves with…

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Sloane Place – Stay in Style

Sloane Place – Stay in Style

Boutique and Beautiful on Lower Sloane Street What a gem! I would say ‘hidden gem’ but it is a surprisingly popular corner of one of the smartest areas in London. Sloane Place is a hotel which deserves many happy returns. Situated just off Sloane Square, Sloane Place is a boutique hotel and café bar offering…

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Great London Pubs – Liquid History

Great London Pubs – Liquid History

An illustrated guide to London’s best pubs by John Warland London is a wonderful city. Perhaps I am somewhat biased as I am a Londoner. Ask any tourist of drinking age where they would most like to go, and the list is predictable: The Tower of London, Harrods and a pub. London pubs are steeped…

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At Home with Romulo

At Home with Romulo

A Finish-at-Home Meal Kit for Two If you are a regular reader (and why wouldn’t you be?) then you will already know that Romulo Café and Restaurant in London is a favourite culinary haunt. But now I can enjoy their outstanding food even when I can’t sit at one of their tables. Yes, I will…

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Do Not Alight Here

Do Not Alight Here

Walking London’s Lost Underground and Railway Stations On your journey into London, whether dulled by the daily trudge into work or thrilled by the once-a-year expedition,  you’ll stare from the train window at the confusion of tracks, bridges, tunnels and platforms, and once in a while you might just wonder, “How did it all get…

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Nero at The British Museum

Nero at The British Museum

27 May – 24 October 2021 at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery  Nero (r. AD 54–68), the last male descendant of Rome’s first emperor Augustus, succeeded to the throne aged only 16. During his reign of nearly 14 years, he murdered his own mother, his first wife, and allegedly his second wife; it has even been…

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Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa February – August 2021 in Room 90 Featuring around 100 works on paper, the majority of which have been collected by the British Museum during the past decade, this exhibition presents artists from across the Middle East and North Africa who reflect on their own…

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British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

2020 is the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury Year-long programme of Becket events unveiled British Museum to host first ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy A year-long programme of events marking the 850th anniversary of one of the most shocking crimes in European history,…

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Kensington Melia Hotel for Tapas and More

Kensington Melia Hotel for Tapas and More

We in London will recognise SW7 as a postcode. The area is 4km west of the City of Westminster, and contains South Kensington and Knightsbridge, two of the smartest parts of the capital. The Melia London Kensington Hotel and its SW7 restaurant are a welcome addition. SW7 is a bright and contemporary restaurant. Blond wood…

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Farzi Café in Haymarket

Farzi Café in Haymarket

Haymarket is an historic street in central London. Connecting Pall Mall with Piccadilly, Haymarket dates back to Elizabethan times and, unsurprisingly, it was once a market for the sale of agricultural produce next to the village of Charing. The thought of this sleepy hamlet will make Londoners smile, as Charing Cross is now a vibrant…

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Moto – Covent Garden

Moto – Covent Garden

The neighbourhood of historic Covent Garden isn’t short of restaurants and bars. There are iconic eateries, busy cafés and swanky watering holes to suit every mood. But it’s hard to find that perfect little spot where one will want to be recognised as a regular, a spot for a glass of something special and a…

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Ladurée Teatime

Ladurée Teatime

What could be more quintessentially English than afternoon tea? A great location helps, and they don’t come much more iconic than London’s Covent Garden. Add a little French je ne sais quoi and one is looking at a rather delicious package. Covent Garden was buzzing with life before it became such a tourist hub. The…

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Kew Orchid Festival 2020: Indonesia

Kew Orchid Festival 2020: Indonesia

Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020   Kew’s first ever orchid festival themed on the country of Indonesia • Dazzling displays inspired by Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity •  The festival will showcase Kew’s vital science work in Indonesia to protect biodiversity •  Indonesian music, dance and food during half term and after-hours…

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ABBA: Super Troupers – The Exhibition

ABBA: Super Troupers – The Exhibition

A musical journey into the phenomenon that is ABBA Discover the story of the band, their music and the era they defined  At The O2 from December 6th 2019 – – Monday 31st August 2020 Entertainment Exhibitions International (UK) Ltd (EEI), in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, are delighted to announce ABBA: Super…

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Portrait of the artist: Käthe Kollwitz

Portrait of the artist: Käthe Kollwitz

First exhibition of Kollwitz’s work in nearly 25 years comes to London following successful UK tour 12 September 2019 – 12 January 2020 Room 90. Free Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation Organised in partnership with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham   After a successful tour in which almost 90,000…

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Davy’s Tappit Hen

Davy’s Tappit Hen

Davy’s Tappit Hen? Sounds like a chicken-shaped friend of a lad called Davy. But it is in fact a cosy wine bar, and Davy’s Tappit Hen is one of the celebrated venues of a fifth-generation wine merchant. Wine has been the business of Davy’s since 1870 and they still choose and import their own wines….

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Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel

Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel

St Ermin’s has long been a favourite hotel and now I can boast that I have actually stayed there and also enjoyed breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in their iconic Caxton Grill. There is a separate street entrance for the Caxton Grill but it’s a treat to arrive via St Ermin’s reception hall. One…

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Edvard Munch at the British Museum

Edvard Munch at the British Museum

Edvard Munch Love and Angst British Museum from 11th April – 21st  July 2019 “We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want… an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.” – Edvard Munch The creator of art’s most haunting and iconic face. A radical father…

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