The London Mithraeum

There are secrets beneath the streets of London. The Mithraeum is one of London’s newer attractions and is free.

Anyone for Tennis?

I love to watch tennis each summer and apply for the Wimbledon ballot in hope. This year I didn’t get tickets but found an alternative place to enjoy one of my favourite sports. Visiting the Hurlingham Club gave me an insight into another tennis classic and my fix of watching tennis live. I booked a…

Discovering the Charterhouse

Smithfield is an area of London that is full of history. There’s the fabulous church at St Bartholomew the Great, the plaque dedicated to the execution of William Wallace, pubs tucked away in back streets, and now The Charterhouse has opened its doors to the public. I love walking round this area, partly because I…

A Night at the Opera

Each year I always try to treat myself to a night at the opera. One of my particular favourites is the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. And so it was that I found myself with a ticket for Verdi’s Il Trovatore last week. The Royal Opera House is one of the finest theatres in…

The Great Bells of Bow

London’s Bow Bells are among the most famous in the world. These are the legendary bells that called Dick Whittington back into London to become Lord Mayor in 1392. People born within the sound of Bow Bells are considered true Londoners of Cockneys. And in the famous nursery rhyme, “Oranges and Lemons,” it is the…