Sherlock In Homes (Online review)

Originally posted on 2nd from Bottom:
One of the trends in online theatre over the last six months has been the rise of the interactive puzzle solving genre. These include escape room situations, treasure hunts and inevitably murder mysteries. I’ve already attended a couple of the latter so had a fair idea of what to…

The Charterhouse

Since 1348 The Charterhouse has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse. It is currently closed to the public until further notice to protect the older and more vulnerable people living there. City Adventurers managed to visit The Charterhouse before lockdown. The Charterhouse has links to Sherlock Holmes and to Thackeray. … More The Charterhouse

Treasure Seeking at Snowshill Manor and Garden

In the summer we visited The National Trust’s Snowshill Manor and Garden in Gloucestershire. This is the former home of eclectic collector, architect Charles Wade. He bought the property in 1919 and filled it with hundreds of objects. Explore the house and discover a vast collection, from model boats and Samurais to an attic filled … More Treasure Seeking at Snowshill Manor and Garden

500th Anniversary of The Field of the Cloth of Gold 

In June 1520, Henry VIII and King Francis I of France met a site in Balinghem near Calais at the ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’. It was an attempt to strengthen the bond between the two countries following the Anglo-French treaty of 1514. The Field of the Cloth of Gold got its name from the spectacular fabric, cloth of gold, which is woven with strands … More 500th Anniversary of The Field of the Cloth of Gold 

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