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  • The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    At the Fox and Anchor near the famous Smithfield Market in London guests can enjoy the combination of a good old-fashioned public house and a stay in a luxurious bedroom featuring modern amenities on the three floors above it. This enchanting little pub has retained its original façade decorated with Art Nouveau tiling and grotesques. Inside, the wood panelled bar is reminiscent from a scene in a Dickens novel.

  • Touching, Tasting and Listening to London

    Touching, Tasting and Listening to London

    Special tours for visually impaired and blind visitors to London are available at many of the major attractions in London. Especially created for them these tours are accompanied by guides trained for this purpose. In particular the Tower of London offers a descriptive tour, St Paul’s Cathedral offers a touch tour and Palace of Westminster offers an amazing tactile tour behind the scenes in the Houses of Parliament. I partook in htese excellent tours on a city break with a group of blind and sighted travellers and all fo them were wonderful - interesting, informative and fun.

  • Kew Gardens Part 2 - A World Heritage

    Kew Gardens Part 2 - A World Heritage

    According to Alan Titmarsh the lovely thing about follies is that they are not necessary. A folly is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park…

  • Kew Gardens Part 1 - A Royal Heritage

    Kew Gardens Part 1 - A Royal Heritage

    Entering Kew Gardens through the Victoria Gate I was immediately enthralled by the sight of its beautiful pond protected by two Chinese guard lions against a splendid backdrop of the Palm House…

  • The Intriguing Isokon Building – Hampstead, London

    The Intriguing Isokon Building – Hampstead, London

    We all have dreams but not many of us see them come to fruition as spectacularly as Jack Pritchard did in 1934 in the form of the Lawn Road Flats, also known as the Isokon Building…

  • Finding Ernö - in the East End of London

    Finding Ernö - in the East End of London

    I started my quest in typical East End fashion – pie and mash at Maureen’s pie and mash café in the Chrisp Street Market in Poplar. When asked if I would like gravy or liquor I declined the latter thinking that noon was too early to start drinking.

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