Category Archives: Weekend

To Kill a Mockingbird back at Regents Open Air Theatre Aug-Sept 2014

Last year’s critically acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird will be part of the new 2014 season.  Here are reviews of 2013 production Telegraph  Independent Guardian Tickets To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Frogmore House : Only Open Days August 17-19th

Frogmore House was originally purchased in 1792 as a royal retreat by King George III for his wife Charlotte and unmarried daughters while he was confined to Windsor Castle nearby.    Queen Charlotte created the pictaresque garden setting and her passion … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Rises Again

Visiting the Vasa in Stockholm a few weeks ago was a highlight of our trip. The Vasa is a Swedish warship which sank after sailing less than a nautical mile on her maiden voyage in 1628. She was salvaged in … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Coronation Festival, 11-14 July 2013

Coronation Festival – Buckingham Palace 11 to 14 July 2013 The gardens of Buckingham Palace will be opened to the public this summer for a unique festival celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. More than 200 companies with … Continue reading

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Hinthunt – The Escape Game

We are always looking for interesting things to do in London and one of our favourites has been the Accomplice Mystery game through the Menier Chocolate Factory which tends to take you through the streets of London in summer months. … Continue reading

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Visit Film locations owned by the National Trust

If one of your new year’s resolution, like mine, is to get out of London more on weekends, you might be inspired by the Days out Itineraries page on the National Trust Website.   More specifically, you can use their … Continue reading

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Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show 2012, September 23

The eighth Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show will be held  on Sunday  23 September from 10.30am-3.45pm on the cricket pitch area within the Gardens (entry via Staveley Road). The show is organised by Chiswick House Organised Walkers in association with … Continue reading

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Valentino: Master of Couture, November 2012 – March 2013 at Somerset House

If you haven’t had enough of Ballgowns after seeing the V&A Exhibition, you can head over to Somerset House for a  major new show celebrating the life and work of Valentino.  It will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs … 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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British Museum – Shakespeare Staging the World July 19- November 25th

From the British Museum “The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, … Continue reading

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Billingsgate Seafood School

I’ve written about the great cooking classes at Books for Cooks.   Here is a new idea given to me by creative gift specialist KD, who manages to continually find unique gifts for her husband. The Billingsgate Seafood Training School is … Continue reading

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National Gallery Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

16 hours ago 16 hours ago While October 2012, post-olympics, post-diamond jubilee seems light years away,  one must plan ahead for the Next Big Thing.   One never knows what the next blockbuster show or exhibition is, but in London it is always best to … Continue reading

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Ballgowns: “British Glamour Since 1950” – Victoria and Albert Museum, May 19- January 6

The V&A’s upcoming exhibit ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights in the museum’s new fashion galleries.  It will include dresses worn … Continue reading

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The Wallace Collection opens new Dutch Gallery

After an 18-month refurbishment programme, the Wallace Collection, one of my favourite museums to visit in London,  has re-opened its  Dutch Gallery.“From the Wallace: “These three newly refurbished galleries create a fresh architectural language for the display of one of … Continue reading

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – The Broadway Musical. October 4-30th

I saw this show when i was the age my children are now (10) and remember loving it.  Strangely, the one song that has stayed with me all these (many!) years is “Book Report”  in which Charlie Brown is desperately … Continue reading

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London Honey Festival August 21st

If you plan on going to see Cinema Paradiso on Sunday night, you still have time to attend The London Honey Festival – a celebration of London Honey.  It is a free public event at the Royal Festival Hall from … Continue reading

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The Candlelight Club July 29th and July 30th Pop-up event

The Candlelight Club is a clandestine pop-up cocktail bar in a secret London venue with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles (once you purchase the tickets you are told where in Central London the event takes place). Each … Continue reading

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A summer solstice trail of standing stones – something to do this weekend…..

Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll spot bits of ancient heritage in a field near you. It’s been years since my archaeology class visited Stonehenge and Silbury Hill (the largest man-made mound in Europe) and I had forgotten  how many … Continue reading

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Glyndebourne Operas broadcast at Picturehouse Cinemas around London June 26, July 31, August 21

If you haven’t managed to get Glyndebourne tickets this summer    you can still see several performances  which are being broadcast at Picturehouse cinemas around London (including the Gate in Notting Hill).  I’m not sure about Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg … Continue reading

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