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Category Archives: London

There is no shortage of great hotels in London but when asked by stateside friends and readers which ones I’d recommend I tend to offer vague suggestions based on location. The last time I stayed in a London accommodation was in 1996 with my high school’s choir & band during our weeklong England & Wales tour. We […]

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The London food market scene has a new player in town with the recent opening of Druid St Market in Bermondsey. Last Saturday morning, I passed one historic arch after another while making my way towards the market for lunch and a quick tour led by its founder & editor of Toast Magazine, Miranda York.The market was already […]

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Yesterday I found myself with a group of 19 strangers roaming about in Somerset House. Some of London’s best events and exhibitions can usually be found here but on this particular day I opted for … wait for it … staircase porn. I should back track and tell you that I’ve only recently heard of […]

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I’m a lazy Londoner.  Chalk it down to my introvert tendencies but if asked whether I’d prefer to go out for a walk around the bustling Southbank on a weekend day or stay in and read I would normally go with the latter.  It’s the sensory overload that throws me most of the time when I’m among […]

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Step into the Wellcome Collection and you’ll be greeted by a bronze statue standing upside down from the ceiling.  You won’t be able to help but laugh.  It just looks so funny standing there!  Within a minute of entering the building I was already pleasantly surprised by the Wellcome Collection. For years I resisted visiting, even though […]

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