My fascination with vintage started when my family bought a beautiful 1937 vintage Morris car for trips to the seaside. The car is a Morris 8 Tourer in striking cherry red with a hood which peels back for ‘open top’ drives. At first, the trips just involved short […]
18 Folgate Street may look like an ordinary old house on a historic street in Spitalfields, but once inside, it’s quite extraordinary. The house is a Noah’s Ark of historic objects, a mirror to a lost period in history. It’s like being stuck inside a Charles Dickens novel […]
What’s hot this summer in London’s culture and theatre scene. A dozen of the very hottest shows.
Discover 10 reasons why Beamish open air museum is one of the best tourist day trips in Britain.
“Wow” was my first reaction when I accidentally stumbled upon “The Procession” at the Tate Britain. This visual extravaganza is a real showstopper with its colourful characters, dioramas and a deep dive into black history. I’d actually come to see an entirely different exhibition but this carousel of […]
Photo London 2022 is a full-on visual assault on the senses which will thrill, entertain and make you think about the world we live in. This annual photography fair is an unmissable event in my cultural calendar. The fair brings together some of the very best photographers in […]
A giant ‘silver’ spoon sticking out of the ground isn’t something you stumble upon every day on a quiet country walk. But there it was standing right in front of me – a dessert spoon 18 feet tall, glittering in the spring sunshine. What was even more surprising […]
Rye is famous for being one of England’s prettiest old towns with its half-timbered buildings, cobbled streets and medieval alleyways. But its literary links are perhaps less well known. Henry James, the famous Anglo-American author, lived here and wrote five of his best known novels in the town […]
Kent is one of England’s most popular tourist hotspots with its wealth of castles, country houses, historic towns and seaside resorts. With the boom in staycations, I decided to take a road trip to discover some of its more unusual attractions, from miniature railways to a submarine adventure […]
What’s my favourite event in the visual arts calendar in London? It’s a tough question but there’s no doubt that Photo London is a strong contender. It’s a must-see event on my cultural hit list. Photo London is a brilliant showcase for global photography but the pandemic has […]