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...

Call The Midwife: Film Location

Fans of BBC’s Call The Midwife who wish to see 1950-60’s Poplar can join the official Call the Midwife Tour in the Historic Dockyard Chatham, the film location of the mid-Century series (and countless of other period dramas). These 90-minute walking tours around the 400-year-old Dockyard are led by guides dressed as midwives in a blue uniform and red hat....

High Tea at Sally Lunn’s

If there’s somewhere you must visit in Bath, it’s Sally Lunn’s. The oldest building in Bath dating back to 1482, Sally Lunn’s serves its famous Sally Lunn buns, a large brioche-like bread. According to legend, the namesake of this eatery...

Attending the Royal Ascot

One year ago today (24 June) I had the privilege of attending the last day of the Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure. This was made possible through the Canadian High Commission. The popular five-day event attended by Royals and people...

Dances of Poldark at Halsway Manor

Poldark S4 premieres tonight on BBC One, taking viewers to the end of the 18th Century. It also marks less than 3 months to go until the second Dances of Poldark Weekend! Last year was the inaugural Dances of Poldark...

Herstmonceux Castle

In my last post on Hever Castle, I mentioned Herstmonceux Castle and its founder’s connection to Hever Castle. Today I am finally introducing my readers to this castle which has a special place in my heart. Ten years ago, I...