Category Archives: Hidden Gems

Headspace in the Parks, September 29th

Time: 11am – 12.30pm Location: The LookOut, Hyde Park The charity for the Royal Parks have partnered with Headspace to give you the chance to experience meditation within natural surroundings and enjoy the benefits it can bring, right in the … Continue reading

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Hidden Spaces and History at Somerset House

Hidden Spaces and History… Somerset House offers hour long tours in which  you’ll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and ‘the King’s Shilling’, as they lead you from the airy lightwells … Continue reading

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The Arch by Henry Moore

After being disassembled in 1996 for repairs, The Arch has been restored at its original location in Kensington Gardens by The Royal Parks and The Henry Moore Foundation. From the Royal Parks:  “The Arch is a six-metre high Roman travertine … Continue reading

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DECADE – Sept 1st – Oct 15th

I am always eager to attend theatre in unusual venues and in the  information about this show it mentions that St Katharine Docks is one of London’s best kept secrets – situated in the heart of historic London next to … Continue reading

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Keats House, Hampstead Romantic Poetry Performances in July

Keats House is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting that inspired some of Keats’s most memorable poetry. Here, Keats wrote ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the … Continue reading

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The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

Tonight was my first time in the intimate space of the Finborough Theatre which was magically transformed into a big top/music hall fairytale set for The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd.  With one sensational song … Continue reading

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St. John’s, Smith Square – live classical music in the heart of London

All of the concerts I have attended at St. John’s, Smith Square have been enjoyable in this tucked away venue in Westminster.     The church is regarded  as one of the masterpieces of English Baroque and also one of London’s … Continue reading

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Middle Temple Hall – Andras Schiff piano recital Nov 17th

With London just warming up for summer, November seems a way off.   That said, I recommend getting tickets to see Andras Schiff perform in the  stunning and historical Middle Temple Hall.    His 2008 performance rapidly sold out and … Continue reading

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Brompton Cemetery Tours on Sundays

Public tours of Brompton Cemetery, located near Earl’s Court,  are offered every Sunday in May, June and July.   Tours begin at 14:00 from the South Lodge, just inside the Fulham Road entrance, and last about two hours. The Brompton … Continue reading

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Visit London’s Hidden Gardens June 11, 12th

London’s many gardens, now fully in bloom, including more than 100 gardens normally closed to the public, will be accessible on June 11th and June 12th for Open Garden Squares Weekend.  The list of private gardens that can be visited … Continue reading

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The Cartoon Museum Half term activities

The Cartoon Museum on Little Russell Street,  close to the British Museum, is one of those tiny hidden gems that one hopes to find  while walking around London. On the second Saturday of every month from 10-4pm there are free … Continue reading

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The Roar of the Greasepaint The Smell of the Crowd. June 7-July2nd, Finborough Theatre

Another fringe theatre idea:  The Finborough Theatre near Earls Court.   The long overdue London premiere of the 1965 hit Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director … Continue reading

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Accomplice: London (update)

  I mentioned this a few days ago as an interesting idea, but today was able experience this in person with my 10 year old daughter. From the moment our first enigmatic “guide” summoned us at our starting point (which … Continue reading

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