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The Henley-on-Thames Traditional Boat Festival This is a photo of some of the boats at the Henley-on-Thames Traditional Boat Festival. The boat in the background took part in the rescue of soldiers stranded in Dunkirk during WWII. Today, 30th August is the last day of the annual event. The Royal Regatta Henley-on-Thames is a...

A great day out in London? Visit Hampton Court

There are hardly any overseas visitors in London so I am keeping myself up to date on our tourist sites by becoming a tourist myself. Hampton Court is famous for its combination of Tudor and Baroque buildings and gardens. The featured photo is a Victorian sunken gardens created when the palace was opened to...

Things to see in London this August

This week at Horse Guards in Whitehall, official artist Rob Pointon ROI was painting one of the troopers. Rob only paints from on location from life and the result is really impressive. This month in London you can try your hand at producing some artwork of your own. The Sketch on the Square project...

Lost mittens and foundlings of Coram Fields

This lost looking little mitten hooked on a railing as if by a kind passer-by for the mother to find is actually made of bronze. It was part of an art exhibition in 2010 at the Foundling Museum and it one of a number of items by Tracey Emin called Baby Clothes. Thomas Coram’s...

Is there anything about India in St Pauls Cathedral?

The answer is yes, a lot. I had the pleasure of visiting St Pauls recently and walking around as a tourist, just looking, not giving a guided tour. The number of references to India in the cathedral surprised me as I had not noticed them before. This week’s blog is the result of some...
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