Period Drama Location: Lancaster House

Lancaster House in London has been a popular film location for many period dramas. In the last decade it’s been the predominant location for the interior of Buckingham Palace in the following dramas: Vanity Fair (2018) The Crown (2016-Present) The...

Vanity Fair (2018) Film Locations

ITV’s seven-part Vanity Fair (2018) debuted last September in the UK and in Canada (CBC). Although it wasn’t my favourite adaptation, I enjoyed spotting familiar places around South East England that I had visited. If you are interested in visiting some of...

Dior Exhibition: Dresses of Dreams

Starting today, visitors to the V&A’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition in the Sainsbury Wing will find themselves surrounded by utterly ravishing and exquisite dresses by Dior and his successors. Those who were lucky to be in Paris for...

Jack the Ripper Museum

9 November 1888. The mutilated body of 25-year-old Mary Jane Kelly was found in her bed in 13 Miller’s Court. She was the youngest, and possibly the last (at least during Autumn 1888), victim of Jack the Ripper. A few...

Three Tiaras at Kensington Palace

Not to be missed at Kensington Palace this year are three tiaras which previously belonged to Queen Victoria and her granddaughter, Princess Louise. These tiaras are on display in the last room of the Victoria Revealed exhibition. Diamond and Emerald...

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the...