Dereham in Norfolk

Dereham in Norfolk is an attractive market town. We passed through on our way up to Reepham and we returned on a market day. The market takes place in the middle of the... READ MORE

Felbrigg in Norfolk

Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding... READ MORE

Sheringham Park in Norfolk

Sheringham Park in Norfolk is very attractive parkland around a 19th century mansion. Humphry Repton (1752-1818) designed the landscape and the park has a reputation as one of his masterpieces. We were spending... READ MORE

Creake Abbey in Norfolk

Creake Abbey in Norfolk is a secret and slightly mystical site. There are shops and a cafe just round the corner but it didn’t feel appropriate to mix the 20C with the atmosphere... READ MORE

Free Evening Recital at Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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On Thursday evening I went to one of the many free events at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in Silk Street, next to the Barbican. Lada Valesova directed an evening of Russian Song with a wonderfully talented group … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London & The London Tavern

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When we visited Bishopsgate Mr Bradshaw drew our attention to The London Tavern. This restaurant also offered banqueting facilities for up to 2,500 people – it must have been nightmarish to work there! John Farley was the Head Chef at … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London & Warehouses

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I was worried that although Bradshaw told me I would easily identify warehouses around Queen Street, Thames Street, and Eastcheap by the activity around them I was not easily able to do so. I wondered if Pevsner would be able … Continued

Gresham Lecture – Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

The Gresham Lectures are free, and last night I attended the lecture given by Mike Rendell at the Museum of London. He was presenting his book, Journal of a Georgian Gentleman, a detailed picture of the life of one of his … Continued

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