Greys Court – A Charming Tudor Country House

It’s immediately apparent when you walk through the front door of Greys Court that this is a stately home with soul. The Brunner family came to Greys Court in 1937 and raised four boys there. You can imagine children running through the halls, and almost hear the echoes of a door slam as they run out into Read More…

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…