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 houses

Look closely at these early 17C houses in Spitalfields – they look so solid, don’t they? But some were built only one brick deep, some only one room deep. They [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…]