Desktop Wallpaper: London Skyline from the View from the Shard – @shardview


I've been making my way through the 2,000 or so pictures we took during our recent trip and this one immediately jumped out as one of my favorites. In fact it's now set as my desktop wallpaper. It was taken from the new View from the Shard, the views … [Read more...]

Weird British Food News: Girl Lives Entirely on Junkfood, The Great British Donut Invasion

The Apocalypse Burger with its creators.
Image Source: SWNS

Well, I've decided that, for this fortnight's Weird News article, since I've got a lot of food-related articles in my queue, I'll do some articles on strange food-related news items I've found. And, since Jonathan would prefer to not have to deal … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centennary Celebration by Brent Elliott.


               Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott is a gorgeously illustrated coffee table book celebrating 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Elliott, RHS’s librarian and … [Read more...]

An English Christmas Trip: Planning the Christmas Events for our Trip to London


In our last post about our trip to England, we scratched the surface of what we have planned for London. This week, we wanted to drill down further and list all the Christmas events/attractions that we'd like to see when we're in London for 8 … [Read more...]

The Fiver: “Don’t Mention the War!” Five Great War Museums to Visit in Britain

IWM Duxford

The United Kingdom has one of the most illustrious military histories of any nation. From the Roman invasion to the Hundred Years’ War to World War II, it’s arguable that most wars studies over the last 1,000 years have had a British country fighting … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: The View From The Shard – Preview & Exclusive Photos

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Tickets went on sale last summer for The View From The Shard and it opens on 1 February 2013. As you would expect, I've had a preview already. What is The View from The Shard? This is the new premium visitor attraction at the pinnacle of The Shard, … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Charles Dickens Museum Reopening – Here’s an Exclusive Preview


Jacob Marley's ghost in A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's presence stays with us 142 years after his death. (Dickens is even referenced in Fifty Shades of Grey!) 2012 has been the bicentenary year of his birth and while the Charles Dickens Museum … [Read more...]