Dressing up at Eltham Palace – with Blacks & WWII home front gear

Do you have a local haunt, for those weekends when you want a day trip that’s enjoyable and interesting, but easy to get to? Or…

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Five unusual places to propose marriage in London

If you’ve never considered London as a place to propose marriage, you’re missing out. Yes, there’s diesel in the air and chewing gum on the…

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Exploring London on a Duck Tour

When you live in a historic, varied place like London, there’s no shame in turning tourist once in a while. The children had been clamouring…

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Adventures in Moomin land at London’s Southbank Centre

At the Southbank Centre’s press preview of Adventures in Moomin land, I struck up conversation with a Finnish broadcaster, who left the country about forty…

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Disney On Ice: Frozen at the O2 Arena, London

Disney On Ice: Frozen, in London’s O2 Arena, was possibly one of the most spectacular shows I’ve seen. From the hardcore security checks (metal detectors,…

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Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden

Our last post before Christmas is on a gorgeous festive experience we had at the weekend. Backyard Cinema, a pop-up auditorium at south east London’s…

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Skating at the Tower of London ice rink

For a few weeks of every year, part of the moat around the Tower of London is transformed into a frosty blue lake for skating…

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Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Our family visited Picasso Portraits, an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In a special guest post, D describes the kids’ take on Picasso.…

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London Winter shows for families

Now that Hallowe’en has passed, there’s no excuse: it’s time to plan some Christmas treats. I’ve been scouting around to find out the pick of…

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