Category Archives: Travel

Chic Dog-friendly Hotel in Cowes, Isle of Wight

North House, a Grade 11 listed townhouse in the conservation area of Cowes Old Town, and a member of the Mr & Mrs Smith stable, has been converted into a fourteen bedroom stylish boutique hotel. My room with the decor … Continue reading

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Romantic, dog-friendly La Poule au Pot Restaurant in Victoria

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Impressionist view of London at Tate Britain

Impressionist Art seems to be everywhere. Opening today at Tate Britain is an exhibition of French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904). With the theme Impressionists in London, the exhibition containing over 100 paintings and sculptures highlights what life was … Continue reading

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Cézanne at the National Portrait Gallery

Cézanne  – Portraits of a Life Cézanne is well know for his landscapes, but less well known is that he also painted over 160 portraits. A major exhibition of over fifty, from collections around the world opens at London’s National … Continue reading

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New Sainsbury Wing at the V&A opens with Opera Exhibition

This year’s must see exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics opens this Saturday at the new Sainsbury wing of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London’s South Kensington. There are several reasons to go. Firstly to see the new Sainsbury … Continue reading

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The Royal Mews and Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

#Buckingham Palace is a must-see for everyone whether a Londoner or a tourist. Sadly the Royal Mews and the #Queen’s Gallery, which are part of the Palace should be included, but are often overlooked. As a Londoner, although I was … Continue reading

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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 in Plymouth is nominated Trip Advisor’s top Tourist Attraction

Nominated by Trip Advisor as Plymouth’s top visitor attraction, 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 1762 with … Continue reading

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