The Old Bailey – London’s Central Criminal Court

Old Bailey

The Old Bailey – The Central Criminal Court Where the Hardest of Criminal Cases are Heard: If you’re wandering around Central London, in the vicinity of St Paul’s, you will no doubt come across London’s Central Criminal Court, more popularly known as The Old Bailey. The Old Bailey has been London’s main criminal court for […]

Trooping the Colour 2012 – A London Royal Ceremony

Trooping the Colour

The Trooping the Colour Celebrates the Official Birthday of the Queen: When it comes to pomp and pageantry, the Trooping the Colour is the most elaborate of London’s royal ceremonies. The Trooping the Colour ceremony is held to celebrate the official birthday of the British Sovereign. So, although Queen Elizabeth II was born on April […]

Clarence House – A Royal Residence in London

Clarence House - Image by ChrisO/Wiki

Clarence House – A Royal Residence for Nearly Two Centuries: Whilst not a palace, Clarence House has been a royal residence since its construction in the early 19th century.  Situated on The Mall, next to St James’s Palace, Clarence House is the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall […]

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 […]

A Fountain Memorial and the End of Slavery

Buxton Memorial - A Fountain Memorial

Buxton Memorial – A Fountain Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens: Walking through the Victoria Tower Gardens, we came across the Buxton Memorial, an exquisite fountain memorial which was erected to commemorate the emancipation of slaves following the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act in the British Empire. The fountain memorial was donated by Charles Buxton MP in […]

Parliament Square – A Part of London’s Ceremonial Route

Parliament Square - London

Parliament Square Was Originally Designed to be a Part of the Palace of Westminster: As we stood outside of the Supreme Court, waiting to cross the road, Parliament Square looked like a large traffic island in the heart of ceremonial London. There was plenty of traffic streaming by, including many sightseeing buses and the comical-looking […]

See the Beatles Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour

Cavern Club Liverpool

Visit Famous Beatles Liverpool Sights on a Magical Mystery Tour: A visit to Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and other famous Beatles Liverpool sights is something that would certainly appeal to any Beatles fan. But most travellers on London holidays don’t think of making a trip to Liverpool, perhaps due to not knowing how to get […]