Monthly Archives: December 2015

London’s best-kept secret: the Soane Museum

Tucked away in a square near Holborn Station lies a beautiful green space, once forbidden to all but the wealthy occupants of the mansion houses surrounding it but now gloriously open to everyone. Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest garden … Continue reading

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A new London exhibition of a Renaissance painting shrouded in myth

The latest intriguing free art exhibition to hit London’s National Gallery is evocatively titled Visions of Paradise: Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece. That’s Botticini, not his better-known contemporary Botticelli – an important part of the reason for this exhibition. Shrouded in misunderstandings … Continue reading

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Take a wander round London’s Highgate Cemetery

An unusual London pastime is the practice of visiting cemeteries, which sounds morbid at first, but bear with me. These cemeteries are not the soulless places you find in many cities, with neat rows of polished headstones set in well-clipped … Continue reading

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Your guide to Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Most tourists pay the entrance fee to see St Paul’s Cathedral during the day, but did you know there’s another way to see inside this magnificent London landmark – for free? Evensong is a daily church service inside St Paul’s … Continue reading

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All you need to know about the ArcelorMittal Orbit

If you look towards east London on a clear day you’ll see a strange twisted red shape rising from the surrounding concrete jungle of Stratford. It looks a bit like the world’s most death-defying rollercoaster, but its actual purpose is … Continue reading

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