My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

Huguenot silk weavers and the age of elegance

The 18th century is often described as the age of elegance – in dress, etiquette, furniture, ceramics and silver. And the Huguenot craftsmen – goldsmiths, silk weavers, designers played a [More…]

Spitalfields and the Huguenot Silk Weavers

Spitalfields, just outside the old City of London, is one of the most fascinating areas of London. Nearly two thousand years ago, the Romans buried their dead here; then came [More…]

The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields

The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields Welcomed at first with open arms and bringing luxury skills, the Huguenots’ fortunes fluctuated wildly. I talk about their early 18th-century houses that still [More…]