Washington, DC | The Capitol Building

I'd pre-booked a tour of the US Capitol Building a few weeks before we travelled to Washington, DC.  It's one of those buildings that's instantly recognisable, probably because of its similarity to the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral ... and seven series of West Wing.The tours are free and last around an hour, maybe a little … Continue reading Washington, DC | The Capitol Building

London’s Independent Bookshops

Sadly, the UK has just one national chain of bookshops left.  Thankfully, there are numerous independent bookshops around the country that are managing to hang on and keep their doors open; London has some real gems. Here are three of my favourite: John Sandoe Books can be found just off the King's Road in Chelsea (nearest Tube: … Continue reading London’s Independent Bookshops

Weekday Walks | St. James’s

St James's is bounded to the north by Piccadilly, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall and St. James's Park and to the east by Haymarket. Post Second World War, the area became predominantly commercial but, as is happening in large swathes of Central London, it's slowly becoming a home for the very wealthy, with … Continue reading Weekday Walks | St. James’s

Over the Weekend

In order to beat the long queues, we headed into town early on Saturday.  Our destination was the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster (there'll be a full post on our visit later this month). Perhaps unsurprisingly, thanks to this film, they are now featuring highly on visitors' must-see lists.From there, and after stops for a … Continue reading Over the Weekend

This Weekend I …

... nearly ran out of steam in my role as Family's Entertainment Officer.  Neither Plans A or B for Saturday came to fruition thanks to a combination of wet weather, 'emergency' road works and long queues. Plan C was simply a walk around St. James's Park, lunch in a coffee shop and a new magazine.  It … Continue reading This Weekend I …