Some places in London shared by a Local

Christine’s Corner   While on the Isle of Wight for a HF Holiday country house walk, I met a lovely woman at the breakfast table one morning.   Most of the guests were British (I was the only American) and I chatted with Christine about suggestions for places to visit in London that are not featured in most travel books.     Below areContinue reading “Some places in London shared by a Local”

London: Following Charles Dickens

I wanted to walk into a Charles Dickens novel and Context Travel  generously offered to show me this part of London on their Charles Dickens walking tour The Old Bell bar I met my Context tour guide at The Old Bell bar on Fleet Street.  Dating back 300 years, the pub was rebuilt after the Great fire of London and isContinue reading “London: Following Charles Dickens”

London Highgate Cemetery: The Dead Share Their Secrects

Highgate Cemetery:  London One of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ historic cemeteries around London, Highgate Cemetery was described as the best example of Victorian architecture. I have had a fascination with stone angles and other tomb sculptures for years so a visit to Highgate was on the top of my list.    I was not disappointed. Highgate isContinue reading “London Highgate Cemetery: The Dead Share Their Secrects”