Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Putting on The Ritz at The Ritz Hotel London

Staying at The Ritz London is a wonderful way to experience old fashioned elegance at its best. Elegant yet unpretentious, The Ritz London is a pleasure to visit on any occasion. Perhaps London’s most iconic hotel, The Ritz is one of the only London hotels that is still independently owned. (Opened by César Ritz in the early part of Read More…

Step Back in Time at Nuffield Place

Ever wanted to step back in time to the 1930’s? A visit to Nuffield Place near Henley on Thames is a great way to do it. In fact, it appears the occupants have simply stepped out for a moment and might return at any time. Coats hang on pegs in the front hallway and a handbag sits Read More…

Visiting Bletchley Park – Home of the Codebreakers

Visiting Bletchley Park is something I wanted to do for a long time so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to go along and see ‘The Home of the Codebreakers’ for myself. The thousands of people who worked tirelessly at Bletchley Park dramatically affected the outcome of World War 2. It is estimated that their Read More…

Visiting The Savoy London

I waited my whole life to stay at The Savoy – it was ‘on my list’ from the time I was a teenager. Then in one of those fabulous coincidences that make you feel like God might be winking at you, I stayed there twice in the space of a month 18 months ago. Since Read More…