Zip line London

Riding a zip line at top speed in London!

Zip lines, I’ve known a few….  It began with a  3 sector zip in Jamaica,  which went well apart from a slightly strained arm caused by grabbing the wire too vigorously in an attempt to lose speed as I hurtled towards the cushioned tree at the finish line.  Then I moved up to an 11 stage zip line back and forth across a deep ravine in Swaziland which was rather ambitious and I have to admit to being a little scared despite it being perfectly safe.  So when  I heard of a big zip line coming to London so I was excited and apprehensive at the same time. Continue reading

Michael Morpurgo

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo’s genius at the V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A has a second museum in Bethnal Green which is dedicated to celebrating childhood , full of beautiful exhibits that take you right back to when you were little.  Their special exhibition is just that, special, and is all about the extraordinary work of Michael Morpurgo. Called a Lifetime in Stories, it takes us on a journey through his life and his incredible body of work, including of course his most famous book War Horse. Continue reading

Padron peppers

Tapas lunch at Barrafina, London

Barrafina is a mini chain of tapas restaurants in London that have claimed a Michelin star for their owners the Hart brothers. Sam and Eddie.  Their original site on Dean Street was always hard to get a seat at and has recently relocated inside the nearby  Quo Vadis restaurant so I doubt it’s any easier to get into.  However they have other sites and I was looking for a good local lunch to complement an uplifting visit to the British Museum’s Hokusai exhibition when I remembered there was a  Barrafina in Drury Lane. Continue reading

Andy Murray

What’s on this summer in London?

I write a seasonal newsletter with tips about what’s on in London which I send directly to subscribers but my blog readers can enjoy it too.  If you want to subscribe,  go to my website and let me know.  Check out your favourite section: theatre, museums, shopping and fashion, art galleries, foodie stuff, royal palaces and parks, sport or music, it’s all here!

So here you are, my pick of what’s on in London over the summer: Continue reading