Festive Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia Hotel in London’s West End

A friend and I treated ourselves to a Festive Afternoon Tea recently and it was fabulous! We went to the Corinthia Hotel, which is two minutes from Embankment Tube Station. The service was a little fussy for my tastes, but the presentation and the attention to detail were both faultless. Fancy sausage roll Delicious cakes … Continue reading Festive Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia Hotel in London’s West End

Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Blue Plaques

6 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair Having arrived at Bond Street on the Elizabeth Line, we needed something to do and settled on seeing how many blue plaques we could find in an hour in Mayfair's surrounding streets. 76 Brook Street, Mayfair 48, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair 39 Brook Street, Mayfair 10 Bruton Street, Mayfair 11 Bolton Street, … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Blue Plaques

London’s Little Venice in Autumn

The Boy suggested taking Tilly to Little Venice. I correctly translated this as him wanting to go on the Elizabeth Line again. He knows that Little Venice is my favourite place in London and that Autumn is the season that suits Little Venice best. He also knows that the Elizabeth Line is the quickest way … Continue reading London’s Little Venice in Autumn

Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Permanent Public Art Installations

London's Mayfair has a number of permanent art installations that can be viewed all year round. You just need to know where to look. 🙂 Falling Shopper by Banksy The above piece can be found on Bruton Lane, positioned high on the side of a building. Reaching for the trolley containing some recognisable items such … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Permanent Public Art Installations

The New Art Installation on Trafalgar Square’s 4th Plinth

The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in central London is the only plinth in the famous square to not have a permanent statue on it. The other three plinths at each corner have statues of King George IV, General Sir Charles James Napier, and Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, all erected in the 19th century. But the funding ran … Continue reading The New Art Installation on Trafalgar Square’s 4th Plinth

Slow Summer | Apsley House | Number One, London

Apsley House from Hyde Park Corner Apsley House at Hyde Park Corner in Central London is the London home of the Dukes of Wellington, although the house is named after the first owner, Lord Apsley. The house was given the popular nickname of Number One, London, since it was the first house passed by visitors … Continue reading Slow Summer | Apsley House | Number One, London

Slow Summer | London’s Most Haunted House

In Victorian times, 50 Berkeley Square in Mayfair was known as the most haunted house in London. It developed its fearsome reputation when a Mr. Myers was jilted at the altar and became a recluse, living alone and only leaving his tiny room at night to walk by candlelight. Later, following the death of a … Continue reading Slow Summer | London’s Most Haunted House

Slow Summer | The Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth Line, London's newest rail line and named in honour of Her Majesty the Queen, opened its doors to passengers 24 May 2022, almost four years later than planned and apparently massively over-budget. We live not far from one of the stations on the western side of the route and were keen to see … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Elizabeth Line