A Crescent Shaped Stroll Around Aldwych

For a short crescent, it’s jam packed with stories. King Alfred the Great once walked amongst his people here. A church at one end of Aldwych dedicates itself to the […]

Marble Arch to Hyde Park

The archbishop’s men surround St. Mary-Le Bow on the Strand. The charismatic, university-educated William Fitz Osbert is trapped inside. He is smoked out, stabbed and then dragged naked by horse […]

Around Somerset House on The Strand

The Strand connects the royal enclave of Westminster and London. It also runs along the Thames. Which makes it an attractive location for riverside mansions for aristocrats. With the added […]

A Mummy at UCL's Museum

Bloomsbury – Discovering The Hidden Treasures of UCL

After my circumnavigation of #EustonStation, I head to #Bloomsbury next. My dayout starts at a wonderful #bookshop, followed by roaming around #UCL’s campus discovering its #freemuseums. And ends at its #iconicLondonlbuilding which features in #GeorgeOrwell’s 1984.

In and Around Euston Station

Are train stations only ever associated with travel misery ? Not so I find, when I drop into [1] Euston Station. To my surprise, and delight, just in and around […]

The Rits

Mayfair – The One Hundred Acre Dowry

This is the story of how a dowry of a hundred acres of swampy land becomes posh Mayfair. Whilst I may not have heard a nightingale sing at Berkeley Square, I certainly find a reason to hear it sung in memory of a famous frequent diner at the Ritz Hotel. Read more at http://daytrips.caramelsalty.com/mayfair-the-one-hundred-acre-dowry/

Piccadilly – Christmas Time Around Fortnum and Mason

In 1886, Mr. Heinz disembarks at an English port. He has, with him, 5 heavy cases. He lugs them all the way to Piccadilly. There, the grocers Fortnum and Mason, […]

New Bond Street (Part Two) – License To Shop

200 years separate them. But both live only a wall apart from each other. One stuck to his long German style wig, whilst all around him wore the fashionable tied […]

New Bond Street (Part One) – The Spy Who Loved Shopping

My simple disguise is complete. Sunglasses on, I hoist a large brown bag onto my shoulder, allowing me to blend in with the hundreds of shoppers around. I pat my […]