500 Years of Hampton Court Palace

It’s the 500th Anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and the celebrations are just beginning! Five hundred years ago, Cardinal Wolsey, trusted advisor to King Henry VIII, commissioned builders to lay the foundations of Hampton Court Palace, planning to build a palace to rival those in Europe. Sadly, by 1529, Wolsey had fallen from favour and was forced Read More…

A Birds Eye View of London – The London Eye

It took the promise of not just one but two glasses of champagne to get me to ride the London Eye for the first time. Convinced that it was nothing more than an overgrown Ferris wheel, I was seriously nervous –  despite the reassuring reports I heard from family and friends. If I was going Read More…

Visiting Hampton Court Palace

There’s been something exciting happening at Hampton Court Palace nearly every day for over 500 years now. Built by Cardinal Wolsey when he was in King Henry VIII’s favour it became the home of the King when the Cardinal fell from grace. Now lovingly looked after by Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court is a treasure-trove Read More…

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

There’s a glamorous new exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring three royal women whose style inspired a generation. Five rooms of elegant displays explore how the wardrobes of The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales reflected the fashion rules of 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Chosen from clothes worn in the decades when each Read More…

My Top Ten London Restaurants

I’m lucky to live so close to a place many people dream of visiting – the beautiful historic city of London, England. There are so many things to see and do here, and it’s also a wonderful place to eat. Here are my current top ten London restaurants, my favourite places to enjoy what I think Read More…