Olympic Update – Open Weekend This Weekend

To celebrate the London 2012 opening ceremony being just over a year away, LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) are supporting events this weekend that make up the Open Weekend, with activities in London and around the country taking place from this Friday to Sunday 24 July. Here in the capital there […]

Time Out London – 101 Things To Do In London

Published last week is a rather useful piece on the Time Out London website, where they provide ideas of various things to see and do in London across a range of areas such as dining, shopping, cultural highlights and museums, entitled ‘101 Things To Do In London‘ (you’ll notice a button linking to it on […]

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Movie Review

Oh dear, oh dear. Much against my better judgement I visited the cinema earlier this evening to see Michael Bay’s latest attempt to revitalise the Transformers franchise, in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Where to start with this sci-fi movie? Well it’s overly long for a start, mostly incoherent in terms of the plot and […]

The Museum of London

London’s iconic modernarchitecture in miniature I will freely admit that my favourite London museum is the Museum of London on London Wall in the City. While we have grand museums in the centre of town that cater to all sorts of tastes and interests, it’s this 1970s building that really excites me every time I visit. […]

Crystal Palace Park


Right in the north western corner of the London Borough of Bromley you’ll find Crystal Palace Park. From 1854 to 1936 this park on Sydenham Hill contained the Crystal Palace, originally erected in Hyde Park in 1851 to house the exhibits of the Great Exhibition which, instigated by Prince Albert, brought together the finest manufactured goods […]

The Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow

Over in Walthamstow Village, the area’s historic centre, you’ll find the Vestry House Museum, the borough’s main museum and home to the Waltham Forest Archives and a Local Studies Library which has a wealth of material on the history of the area since Roman times. The Vestry House Museum buildings The museum, which occupies a […]

In Macedonia – The Memorial House of Mother Teresa

As I covered in my blogpost a few days ago, Macedonia’s capital isn’t exactly over-run with good quality museums, however in addition to the Holocaust museum there is one other place, also of religious significance, which is worthy of a visit. Born in Skopje to parents of Albanian heritage from what is now Kosovo, at […]