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A drive through London…

Little Venice – a little slice of urban heaven

Little Venice – a little slice of urban heaven

Although not strictly in Central London, this little slice of urban heaven qualifies by being just on the northern fringe of the centre and is one of my very favourite areas of London - Little Venice. In truth, probably more ‘Little Amsterdam’ than Little Venice...

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The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

One of my favourite pastimes as I drive around London, is looking up at the Blue Plaques that adorn various buildings around the capital. So many familiar names are celebrated by these blue plaques and it’s fun to imagine these famous people going about their everyday...

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Victoria Square – an oasis of calm

Victoria Square – an oasis of calm

London boasts some wonderful garden squares, grand, impressive places that were first constructed as the capital grew and spread west during the mid 1700’s Squares like Grosvenor Square, Berkley Square, and Belgrave Square, surrounded by large and magnificent...

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James Smith Umbrellas – a London institution.

James Smith Umbrellas – a London institution.

I love old Victorian London shops. They conjure up a timeless past, where Ladies were still treated with respect and being a Gentleman was still something to aspire to. And none reflects that age and is more quintessentially English, than James Smith & Son...

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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – Gateway to London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – Gateway to London

London certainly has no shortage of beautiful buildings, but one of my favourites is actually a hotel and can be found just to the north of the centre at St Pancras Railway Station.  The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel with its majestic gothic architecture dominates the...

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The Queen. An unlikely birthplace!

The Queen. An unlikely birthplace!

April 21st is the Queens birthday. She is actually very lucky because she has two birthdays. Her actual birthday is on the 21st April but her official birthday is on a Saturday in June. For the reason, you have to go back to the reign  of  Edward VII (1901-1910). It...

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