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Pickering Place

Pickering Place

All I can say is go check out this tiny little square, the smallest in London, just off St James Street. It’s really what London does best: hidden gems off busy thoroughfares. There are still original gaslights down here, which would have borne witness to all...
St. John’s Gate

St. John’s Gate

I have always had a fondness for Clerkenwell and for good reason too – there’s so much history here. St John’s Gate was originally the entrance to the Knights of St John, a monastic order set up during the Crusades to care for the ill on their...
Whitehall Court

Whitehall Court

I’m often asked about this beautiful building, set back from Victoria Embankment facing the London Eye and designed in the style of a French Chateau.Truth is, apart from being a lovely piece of architecture, there’s not much to say about it, except it was...
Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade

A nice feature of Mayfair are the Victorian shopping arcades. They were built in the 19th century for refined ladies to go shopping without getting their shoes dirty. In those days the streets were covered in horse dung and dog muck and there were no pavements to...
Bedford Square

Bedford Square

One of my favourite Squares and the best preserved Georgian Square in London. It was built between 1776-80 and is sandwiched between Bloomsbury Street and Tottenham Court Road. It was the first Square to feature harmonious, architectural uniformity, setting the...
Thomas More

Thomas More

Cheyne Walk seems on the face of it a surprising place to see this striking statue of Sir Thomas More, the Chancellor who dared to defy Henry VIII in his plan to marry Anne Boleyn, and paid the ultimate price. Erected in 1969, it marks the fact that More was a Chelsea...