Category Archives: Travel

Gastro dog-friendly pub in Hampstead

The Freemason’s Arms  Whenever I go to Hampstead to meet friends we invariably end up at the Freemason’s Arms on the south side of the Heath. The big plus for me and lots of others who frequent the gastro-pub is … Continue reading

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Leonardo to Rembrandt Drawings at NPG

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt opens at the National Portrait Gallery. An exhibition of 48 portrait drawings by some of the most talented Renaissance and Baroque artists working in Europe during the 17,18 and 19th centuries, some of which have … Continue reading

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Atmospheric hotel in Pretty Village of Dunster

The dog-friendly Luttrell Arms in Dunster, Somerset one of the oldest post-houses in Britain, occupies the site of three ancient houses. Recorded in 1443, two of them were at that time conveyed to Richard Luttrell, who already held the other. … Continue reading

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Synagogue is One of Plymouth’s top Tourist Attractions

Nominated by Trip Advisor as one of Plymouth’s top visitor attractions, the city is home to the oldest functioning Ashkenazi Synagogue in the English speaking world.  Its added attraction is that it has a Royal connection. The synagogue dates back to … Continue reading

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Bucharest and Southern Romania

#ExperienceBucharest It is hard to imagine what the people of Romania endured under the Communist regime. Whole areas of the city were destroyed, and people moved out of their homes, on the orders of their former dictator Nicholae Ceausescu to … Continue reading

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Giacometti Retrospective Opens at the Tate Modern

Giacometti Retrospective Opens at the Tate Modern An exhibition of works by Albert Giacometti opens today Wednesday, 10 May at the Tate Modern. Considered one of the great sculptors of the 20th century this is the first large scale retrospective … Continue reading

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The musical ‘An American in Paris’ comes to the West End

I was fortunate enough to go to a preview of the musical ‘An American in Paris’, based on the American film of the same name which has now officially opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. The music, … Continue reading

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Revolution: Russian Art at the Royal Academy

Running until April 17, 2017 an interesting and extensive exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 focuses on the period of Russian history which ended Tsarist rule. A time when both Lenin and Stalin were in … Continue reading

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Stylish 3* Hotel in Champagne

Le Marius Hotel I enjoy hotels that have character and the stylish family run hotel Le Marius at Ricey Bas in the Champagne region fits the bill. On the Burgundy border, in a small village the 16th century Le Marius … Continue reading

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Hockney at Tate Britain

Mr and Mrs Clark (Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark) and Percy 1970/1 A major exhibition of two hundred and thirteen works spanning nearly 60 years of David Hockney opens at the Tate Britain on Thursday, February 9. This is a … Continue reading

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