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Dish of the Day – Londinium’s Grilled rib eye steak

For our first ever “Dish of the Day” we wanted to bring you a classic, so vegetarians look away now. Today we celebrate the humble steak, always a guaranteed  crowd pleaser and this grilled rib eye, isn’t just any grilled rib eye, … Continue reading

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Statues of Stature: Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street

Now this statue is instantly identifiable.  It is of course, our hero, the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, standing puffing a pipe, outside of Baker Street Tube Station on the Marylebone Road. This bronze artwork was created by artist John Doubleday … Continue reading

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From The Mayflower to The Bard …

Paul O’Pray is the Head Concierge of London Bridge Hotel, the independent, four star property located just steps away from London Bridge and The Shard London.   He has worked for the hotel for over 16 years this May and has … Continue reading

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The Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square

There are four plinths on each of the corners of Trafalgar Square in central London. Three are in use and show statues of Henry Havelock, George IV and Charles James Napier. The fourth remained empty for over 150 years until … Continue reading

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In The Frame: All aboard the Violet Barge

For this episode “In The Frame” we bring you La Maison de la Violette”. In July 2000, Helen Vié opened “La Maison de la Violette” on board a barge anchored on the Canal du Midi, to celebrate the delicate flower that … Continue reading

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New header: Staunton Country Park, Hampshire

Our new header is taken from a visit to Staunton Country Park, Hampshire, shot one sunny day last November.  Staunton is an extraordinary place – a former estate, the Victorian house was demolished leaving this gorgeous landscape and the property’s … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Valentine’s Day… this is you 7 day warning!

Did you know that well known romantic, who preferred the chopping block to the divorce court, Henry VIII declared in 1537 that by Royal Charter that all England would celebrate 14th February as St Valentine’s Day. Photo taken during the Lyon … Continue reading

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We have all gone a little Dickens crazy

On the 7th February the UK’s first statue of world famous author Charles Dickens, on what would have been his 202nd birthday, will be unveiled in his birthplace of Portsmouth we thought we would share a few “what the Dickens” facts…. … Continue reading

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A date for your diary – Loseley House re-opens this May

Loseley House, one of the great Elizabethan estates will re-open to the public this May. Loseley House is situated within 1,400 acres of verdant Surrey countryside of which 140 is woodland and 650 set-aside for farming.  In the same family for over 500 years … Continue reading

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In the Frame: David Enjalran

This is David Enjalran, the owner and chef of L’Esprint du Vin in Albi, just after he was asked if he would like a second Michelin Star.  The answer was this huge smile and “who wouldn’t”. David was awarded his first … Continue reading

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