The Goring – A Hotel Fit for Royalty

The Goring Hotel - London

The Goring Hotel Goes Down in History as the Chosen Hotel: There are plenty of luxury hotels in London, but The Goring goes down in history as the hotel chosen by Kate Middleton’s family for their pre-wedding stay.  The Middletons hired the whole hotel to accommodate their family and friends and to host a reception […]

A Chance to Visit the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace

Grand Staircase © Viator

You Can See the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace When the Queen is Away: Hot off the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton, what a great time it is to visit Buckingham Palace. The Palace’s 19 State Rooms are usually open to the public for a limited time, between July to September, when […]

The Royal Wedding of William and Kate – A Short Film

Wedding couple

Royal Britain – A Short Film about William and Kate and The Royal Wedding: Since the November 2010 announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married, there’s been much written and said about the Royal Wedding. By now, every angle of the wedding details has been discussed by social and royal commentators, royal […]

St Pancras International – Home to London Eurostar

St Pancras International

From St Pancras, The Eurostar Takes Travellers to Europe in a Matter of Hours: St Pancras International, London’s newest international train station and home to the Eurostar, is centrally located on Euston Road in St Pancras London. Apart from the Eurostar, there are three other main services that operate from St Pancras International: East Midlands […]

Airport Transfers: London City Airport (LCY)

Airport Transfers - London City Airport

London City Airport is the Closest of the Five London Airports to the Centre of London: Of the five London airports, London City Airport (LCY) is the smallest but the nearest to the centre of London and its attractions.  Located in East  London, City Airport is less than a mile from ExCel, London’s premier events […]

Festival of Britain – 60th Anniversary

Festival of Britain 1951

60 Years on, The Legacy and Influence of the Festival of Britain Lives On: The Festival of Britain is 60 years old this year and to commemorate its 60th anniversary, London’s Southbank Centre is holding a four-month long festival from April to September. Launched in 1951 on the South Bank of the Thames, the Festival […]

The Old Curiosity Shop Immortalized by Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop – Believed to be the Inspiration for Dickens’ Novel: A curious shop, set in the midst of legal London is The Old Curiosity Shop in Holborn, whose shop front proudly claims its Charles Dickens connection. Dickens fans will be very familiar with “The Old Curiosity Shop”, a story about Nell Trent, […]

St Bride’s – Church of the Fleet Street Press

St Brides Fleet Street

St Bride’s Was Often Referred to as the ‘Printers’ Cathedral’ and the ‘Journalists’ Church’: When it comes to ancient churches in the City of London, St Bride’s Fleet Street is up there with the oldest. Dedicated to St Bridgit or St Bride of Kildare, it is believed that Christians have been worshipping at this site […]

Spotting Views and Celebrities at Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill - London

Primrose Hill – A Nice Vantage Point and Recreation Area: Primrose Hill was a stop on our Regent’s Canal Walk from Little Venice to Camden Town. Located on the north side of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is the name of this small hill as well as the surrounding district. Primrose Hill is not on the […]

A London Arch with a Nose?

Admiralty Arch in London

Admiralty Arch – A London Arch and Ceremonial Gateway to Buckingham Palace: Admiralty Arch is easily my favourite London arch. Often described as a triple archway, there are actually five arches when you count the two smaller outer arches. This grand archway is the ceremonial gateway to Buckingham Palace and it also allows vehicular traffic […]