Beyond the streets of London pays homage to the colourful and monumental moments from the words of graffiti, street, art, hip-hop and punk rock and the artists who immortalised events. From painting trains to social activism, clothes, and soundtracks. The exhibition takes over the entirety of the iconic Saatchi Gallery, examining how this cultural narrative shift is the public’s perception of underground art and culture, leading to a global creative revolution.
Last week was a double first: the first time I’d ever been to the ballet and the first time I’d stepped into The Royal Opera House, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.
This book is packed with helpful, clear, pictorial information, including maps. The book describes the Highgate to Hampstead walk as “a long hilly walk across London’s Northern Heights.” It’s about 7 miles. Our copy is outdated as it mentions shops, buildings and roads that no longer exist!
I feel so fortunate to live near Richmond Park. Since 2020, I have visited the Park almost two or three times a week, either my walking or cycling or with friends and family. It’s the best therapy, and it’s free.
The iconic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station @batterseapwrstn opened in October 2022, and the architecture didn’t disappoint. So much so the architect took to stroking the bricks! It’s free and worth a visit, and do book somewhere to eat and the Lift 109 in advance.
January 2023 sees the launch of Richmond’s only farm shop, ‘The Fat Badger Farm Shop’. It’s been launched by the dynamic brother duo Richard and Oliver Gladwin. The Local & Wild farm shop brings the countryside to Richmond, offering you a changing seasonal selection of premium British produce predominantly sourced sustainably from small UK growers and local producers.
If you are in Richmond, I highly recommend visiting Petersham Nurseries @petershamnurseries. It’s about a 15-minute walk along the River Thames. It’s beautiful throughout the year. I took my in-laws, and they loved it as they enjoy gardening and a cuppa with cake!
Tucked behind an iconic location – Buckingham Palace, The Guardsman Hotel @theguardsmanhotel is a beautiful 60-room boutique hotel. The interior design is exquisite yet cosy and warm. The ground-floor lounge leads you down a beautiful spiral staircase to the basement restaurant.
Every year, over 20,000 illuminated white roses are lit up in Grosvenor Square in memory of loved ones.
I am a tad bias BUT Bond Street is probably the most beautiful street in London right now. As a born and bred Londoner this city has my heart and soul.