George IV

Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

I visited the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace last month, as our annual pass was soon expiring and I did not want to miss the chance of seeing their latest exhibition George IV: Art & Spectacle. It is still on until 3 May 2020. Next one is between 12 June – 8 November 2020 and […]

Room at National Gallery

National Gallery. Pictures only

With National Gallery closing down for three years for renovations, I was keen to visit it this winter. Here are some of the highlights from my visit. Madame de Pompadour by Francois-Hubert Drouais The execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, 1833 Erasmus by Holbein, 1523 Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures Flowers […]

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich

This is my last post from London, with Royal Observatory Greenwich. I share a bit of the history of the Observatory and a few pictures. It’s well worth a visit. At the end of the post you can find some tips regarding parking if you are driving to the Observatory. In March 1675, King Charles […]

Queen's House, view from the Royal Observatory

Queen’s House

Queen’s House is one of the most important tourist attractions in Greenwich, alongside Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, and Fan Museum. Queen’s House has a very interesting history and on top of that, it houses a very impressive art collection. The entrance to the Queen’s House is free, but check their website […]

Audrey Hepburn at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

As anybody can imagine, Madame Tussauds was on my list of places to visit in London. Because the price is quite high and my list is very long too, I kept postponing, until our latest trip to London. Now, after visiting the museum, I would say is worth the entry fee and also what we’ve […]

Cutty Sark. Seen from outside

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark is a well known ship, transformed into a museum at Greenwich, in London. I’ve seen it the first time I’ve been in London, back in 2012, but I didn’t visit the museum. After our recent holidays, where we’ve visited SS Great Britain in Bristol and the less known HMS Trincomalee up north, in […]

Russia, Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace

Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

There are three different attractions that can be visited at Buckingham Palace: Queen’s Gallery, The Royal Mews, and The State Rooms. On the day, Sunday, we went to Buckingham Palace only the Queen’s Gallery was open. The State Rooms are open this year from 20 July to 29 September. As it happened, the Royal Mews […]

Bag of Nails London. Outside

Bag of Nails London

Bag of Nails is a pub in London, a few minutes from Buckingham Palace. We’ve had lunch there before visiting the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham. I will talk about that in another post, in a few days. The pub is lovely and it was very busy, as one can imagine. The first historical record of […]

Brunel Museum. From outside

Brunel Museum

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, it will not be a surprise that I’ve been to the Brunel Museum on my last trip to London. You might remember that I’ve seen last year two projects made by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, both in Bristol, SS Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Brunel Museum […]

St Paul's Cathedral. Imagine from outside

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the best known landmarks in London. We’ve decided to visit it on our last trip to London, this month. As the weather was rather lovely, but cold, I wanted to visit an indoor location, so I picked St. Paul’s. Buckingham is only open in the summer and we’ve already […]