London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

All photos Alex Harris There are literally hundreds of wonderful museums in London but chief among my favourites is The Victoria and Albert Museum, known as ‘The V&A’. With a collection covering much of the last 2000 years, the V&A exhibits international art and design in nearly every medium. There really is something for everyone, and Read More…

Kensington Palace – The Reinvention of An Icon

If the walls at Kensington Palace could talk, they would have plenty to say. Home to the Royal family for well over 400 years, this is where 18 year old Princess Victoria became Queen, Princess Margaret entertained the in crowd and Princess Diana brought up her children. Now the London base of the Duke and Duchess of Read More…

Lemon Chicken

My Lemon Chicken is based on a dish we used to have at one of our favourite pubs, The Spread Eagle in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire. There has been a pub on the site since the 16th century, and the whole place is steeped in history. When we moved from Kent to the Midlands fifteen years Read More…

Taste of London and a Really Nice Surprise

Taste of London is held every year in London’s Regent’s Park and is an opportunity to sample small taster plates of some of the best dishes from London’s finest restaurants. The Ritz Restaurant, Le Caprice, Le Gavroche, The Cinnamon Club and Launceston Place were among the over twenty restaurants represented.  It’s also a great chance to meet Read More…