Who doesn’t love a trip to London in the spring when culture shoots up in its full, vibrant splendour? Gone are the winter themed shows, pantomime season and the cold weather… it’s time to ring in the changes for a trip bursting with fresh cultural life. Here’s my […]
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.
“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 […]
It’s hard to find a quiet corner in the heart of London away from the crowds, but it’s not impossible if you know where to look. One of my favourite tranquil spots is within easy walking distance of two of the capital’s busiest railway hubs. St Pancras Old […]
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 […]
They were nicknamed ‘fart lamps’ in Edwardian times and caused quite a stink in their day. The gas sewer lamps of North Tyneside were unusual engineering wonders.
Does anyone send holiday postcards any more? One of my old holiday rituals was to pick the perfect postcards for friends and loved ones. For years, I even held a competition with my friend Dave to see who could send the tackiest! Today, social media is king, and […]
The British Museum’s major exhibition featuring the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is nothing less than sensational. It’s arguably London’s best art show of the year. Edvard Munch: Love and Angst focuses on Munch’s prints which have an incredible raw power and immediacy. It’s the largest exhibition […]