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Mayfield Lavender Fields, South London

Aug 17, 2014 | No Comments
Mayfield Lavender Fields, South London

Drive less than 10 miles from the urban jungle of Croydon to Banstead in south London and you’ll be faced with the surprising sight of lavender fields. The 25-acre Mayfield Lavender farm was planted in 2002 in a project started in conjunction with the Bio Regional Development Group and cosmetic companies. The inspiration and driving force […]

Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath

Aug 13, 2014 | No Comments
Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath

Walk to Kenwood House from Hampstead Heath station? No problem. Except when the temperature is 80-something degrees and you’re relying on a certain ubiquitous brand of online maps, as I was a few weeks ago. Hampstead Heath is much-beloved, but a bit of a pain to navigate if you’re not used to it. In any […]

Metalwork Galleries at the V&A

Jul 23, 2014 | No Comments
Metalwork Galleries at the V&A

The Metalwork collection at the V&A contains over 45,000 pieces, from jewellery to tableware and garden gates. The museum holds the national collection of English silver, some of which can be seen in one of the most elegant long galleries over-looking the courtyard, which was originally created for ceramics. The beautiful ceiling, wall friezes and […]

Simmering: The Crucible at the Old Vic

Jul 8, 2014 | No Comments
Simmering: The Crucible at the Old Vic

From the moment the lights go down and from a back-lit fissure a figure half-shuffles, half dances forward to the sound of rhythms and guttural hums, you’re caught inside The Crucible. The intensity simmers as the dark themes, lies and superstition unfold. The play’s sparkling dialogue has lost nothing with time and remains relevant to […]

Chichester Cathedral West Sussex

Jun 20, 2014 | No Comments
Chichester Cathedral West Sussex

King Edward I attended the ceremony to lay the body of St Richard behind the high altar of Chichester cathedral in 1276. It became a venerated pilgrimage destination for the next 262 years until the shrine was destroyed and the body removed by Reformation desecraters. The present cathedral was started in 1076 and completed in 1108. […]

Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex

Jun 14, 2014 | No Comments
Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex

Visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace as a little child was a magical and memorable experience that opened up a far distant world of exotic culture and community. On revisiting the palace recently I realised that I had retained the feelings about my visit more than actual remembrance of the place, so the visit became a rediscovery […]