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ITALIAN PARADISE IN WEST LONDON – CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS

Posted by on Kwiecień 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Escape the hustle and bustle of London and stroll around the beautiful and serene surroundings of Chiswick House. Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of Italian architecture and makes a great day out in west London. It was inspired by the 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra in Vicenza in […]

TRANQUIL, BUDDHIST THAILAND IN LONDON’S WIMBLEDON

Posted by on Kwiecień 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

For all of you fed up with the fast pace of life and overcrowded London streets there is an escape place on the south-west borders of the city. Where else but in Wimbledon you can roam Wimbledon Commons with its heath, woodland and many ponds, stop at the windmill or stroll along Calonne Road to […]

A PLACE FROM THE VICTORIAN PAST – KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY

Posted by on Marzec 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

All Souls Cemetery in Kensal Green first opened in 1833 and was the first commercial cemetery in London. It is quite centrally located near Kensal Green Underground Station on Harrow Road. The entrance is free, the cemetery is open every day from 10am to 4:30pm apart from national holidays Charles Dickens chose it as a […]

LONDON TREASURES – CLERKENWELL AND ITS LITTLE ITALY

Posted by on Marzec 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

This compact area just to the north of the City along Clerkenwell Road is a great mixing pot of old, scruffy parts and new, edgy developments. It has also been home to a sizeable Italian community for over two centuries. Italian roots go back to the early 1800’s. Clerkenwell was a trading centre and early […]

HIDDEN LONDON TREASURES – EAST LONDON

Posted by on Marzec 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

On a Sunday afternoon crowds spill out from the Old Spitalfields Market and around Brick Lane. People sit outside in sidewalk cafes and check out trendy boutiques. But it wasn’t always like this, so cosmopolitan. Once upon a time, this part of London was full of rough crowd and thugs and its Dorset Street had […]

WALLACE COLLECTION an impressive collection of art in the centre of London

Posted by on Luty 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

The Wallace Collection is a museum in London which displays a wonderful range of fine and decorative objects collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, whose widow left the whole collection to the nation in 1897. Her only condition was that no object ever leave […]

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LONDON -‚KUNG HEI FAT CHOI’

Posted by on Luty 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit officially started on Thursday 3rd February 2011 but the whole action was on Sunday 6th February in central London. Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Rabbits are meant to be peaceful, compassionate and creative and everyone hopes […]

ESCAPE TO THE CITY – THE CITY OF LONDON

Posted by on Styczeń 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Square Mile is not only full of banks with its modern architecture and other financial institutions. At its heart stands The Bank of England surrounded by historic buildings, free museums, a busy market and peaceful gardens offering escape from city’s hustle and bustle. THE BANK OF ENGLAND The Bank has been located in Threadneedle […]

THE FESTIVE SEASON – LONDON’S MOST EXCITING WINTER EVENTS

Posted by on Grudzień 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm

So the festive season is again here. And it’s time to sample some of London’s famous seasonal events. WINTER FAIRS What would the festive season be without an actual fair? The biggest one is WINTER WONDERLAND (www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com ) in Hyde Park which started on November 19 and will last until January 4. Entrance is free. […]

INTERNATIONAL TASTE – GUIDE WHERE TO FIND GLOBAL CUISINE IN LONDON

Posted by on Listopad 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Though curry is still Britain’s most popular dish it’s worthwhile to investigate other countries’ cuisine and adding some new flavours to your life. The dish that started it all CURRY has become more traditionally English than fish and chips. The first curry recipe was published in Britain in 1747 and the first Indian curry house […]