The Holocaust continues to cast a long shadow over Europe’s history after 80 years. Over six million Jews died in some of the most brutal and sustained atrocities ever inflicted on a civilian population. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an opportunity to recall why it’s crucial to revisit […]
Remembrance Weekend is the time when we commemorate those who served and died during modern wars and conflicts. It’s an important way of honouring the men and women who fought for our freedom, democracy and liberty. This year, I’m focusing on the stories of seven of my family […]
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 […]
Sailing on a Tall Ship on the high seas is right up there with the greatest travel adventures in the world. When I was offered the chance to join a historic ship, I leapt at the opportunity. My journey would be on the Williams II, an impressive vessel […]
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.
Crete is the sunshine island, blessed with beautiful scenery, golden beaches and ‘picture perfect’ holiday resorts. Over the centuries Crete has survived the destructive force of earthquakes, ancient conflicts, and invasions. But the story of a dark period in the island’s modern history is less well known. Crete’s […]
Crete is a brilliant travel destination with its sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and archaeological treasures. Like most Greek holiday destinations, it’s a relaxing and laid back experience – less frenetic than Italy and Spain, and more chilled out than most Mediterranean countries. But like any holiday hotspot, there […]
Whatever the time of year, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum provides a different experience with changing colours, blooms and flowers. Throughout the seasons, it’s an unmissable attraction for gardeners and horticulture lovers. Howick is a special because there’s always discover something new to discover in its vast grounds. […]