Kew Gardens Visit

The Temperate House Following a major five-year renovation process, the Temperate House at Kew Gardens re-opened in 2018 to showcase the splendour of the world’s temperate zones. The Temperate House is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse. This Grade I listed building is twice the size of the Palm House. It is home to 1,500 species of plants from … More Kew Gardens Visit

Three historic figures at one historic house

Your chance to see the Gilbert White House for free:- Heritage Open Day is 19th September 2019 Tickets available for Heritage Open Days  Three historic figures at one historic house Gilbert White House Gilbert White’s House Gilbert White was a “parson-naturalist”, a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist. He is best known for his world-famous book Natural History and … More Three historic figures at one historic house

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Located near Dorchester is Athelhampton House and Gardens. The house is one of England’s finest Tudor Manor Houses, with the Great Hall, built in 1485, an excellent example of early Tudor architecture. The house contains a collection of English furniture from the Jacobean to Victorian times. Upstairs, the west wing houses a gallery of artwork by the Russian artist … More Athelhampton House and Gardens

The Musical Museum

A train ride to Kew Bridge, followed by a short walk and we arrived at The Musical Museum. I was surprised to find it located in a modern building as I thought it was housed in a church hall. It turns out the museum used to be housed in the former St George’s Church. Frank Holland, who founded the museum, … More The Musical Museum

Wands at the ready!

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A magical afternoon tea in Central London. Running through the rain in Soho one summers afternoon we arrived at Cutter & Squidge, London’s only 100% all natural bakery. They make everything from scratch and use British ingredients and British producers. While the ground floor holds the bakery and tea room,…

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a project launched in 2004 by UNESCO to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development. The cities approved have all met the required criteria set by UNESCO covering: Quality, quantity and diversity of publishing in the city Quality and quantity of educational programmes focusing on … More UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.

D.H. Lawrence is celebrated at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood Located in the house where he was born in 1885, the exhibition has been laid out in the style of a late 19th-century working class miner’s house. The museum extends to the house next door which houses a short film, a small exhibition of his memorabilia and the … More Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.