My Top 6 Weird & Wonderful London Stories

By the time you read this, I will be sleeping off jet lag and ordering room service in a hotel in Vancouver, BC. Last week I posted about my favourite things about London, but one thing I didn't talk about was how odd the city is. There are so many weird and wonderful stories in …

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Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons

If you've read Cold Comfort Farm you'll be familiar with Stella Gibbons. She wrote about 25 books, of which it was her most well known work, and though forgotten for many years, she's having a bit of a revival lately. Written in 1938, Nightingale Wood is a romance set in Essex. It largely follows Viola, a …

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London’s Silent Museum, 18 Folgate Street: Dennis Severs House

In the heart of London's historic East End, where the streets are still cobbled, and Jack The Ripper walking tours wander the night, one of London's most eccentric museum experiences is hidden behind the doors of 18 Folgate Street. There is no sign outside to tell you what's within, so you could mistakenly walk past …

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A Walk In The Park: London’s Chelsea Physick Garden

London is often called a green city, because although it's very densely populated and built up, it's also got some truly lovely large parks and gardens. One of the smaller gardens is in Chelsea, and contains the second oldest botanical garden in the UK. Chelsea Physick Garden was established in 1673, and remains to this …

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Christmas in London: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park. 

Every year, Hyde Park in the heart of London is taken over by the huge festivity that is known as Winter Wonderland. A huge area of rides, traditional European Christmas markets, and every festival food you can imagine. And like so many of the things you can do in London, entry is free. I love …

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