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!

Story of Abraham Tapestries, Hampton Court Palace

It’s wonderful to see the 4th of the 10 tapestries that make up this astronomically valuable set, commissioned by Henry VIII for the Great Hall at Hampton Court, restored and [More…]

Hampton Court & Daniel Marot

When William of Orange left Holland to be crowned King of England, he was followed by one Daniel Marot, who had fled France following the Revocation of the Edict of [More…]

Royal Palaces on the Thames

Royal Palaces on the Thames We visit Windsor Castle, the great romantic castle perched high above the River Thames and looking down to Eton College. This is the Queen’s favourite [More…]

The Story of Abraham Tapestries

The ‘Story of Abraham’ Tapestries at Hampton Court Palace: making and meaning Some of the most sumptuous tapestries of 16C & commissioned by Henry VIII himself, each tapestry contains a [More…]