London’s Oldest Bookshop: Its Life and Times

It is hard to miss Hatchards, whenever you are visiting London. After all, it’s located on marble-clad, bustling Piccadilly, close to many top London attractions. Hatchards bears the title of the oldest bookshop in the capital, founded in 1797 – an era, associated for many of us with “politeness” and slow-paced life. The shop’s interior – regal dark wood, oil paintings, thick carpets – does not ... VIEW THE POST >>

Geffrye Museum: hidden gem of East London

This little-known museum, located in one of the East London neighborhoods, is definitely worth a visit. It is especially attractive, if you a pondering, where to go in London on a weekend, but want to avoid stifling crowds at the popular landmarks. And, as an icing of the cake, this museum is completely free (unlike many London activities). It comes especially handy, given, that we are talking ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book Review: Florence, the Biography of the City

Florence fascinated – and still fascinates – millions of people over many centuries. Countless travelers, authors, photographers, poets, historians and artists have set out to explore it. However, I dare say, we are yet to see more thorough, full and colourful book on it, than Christopher Hibbert’s Florence: the Biography of the City. And is exactly what it says on the tin: a biography, exploring ... VIEW THE POST >>