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 >>

Artist and Empire: Tate Britain exhibition review

If you are visiting London, don't miss the chance to see new Tate Britain exhibition, exploring the influence of colonialism during several centuries. Artist and Empire offers a glimpse in every aspect of British imperialism, stretching back for centuries, reflecting in a thousand of forms. In the beginning, of course, there is an age of Elizabethan explorers – murky, uncertain dawn of colonial ... VIEW THE POST >>

London Markets: Smithfield

Just like Billingsgate Market, Smithfield sprung to life years before the Norman Conquest. It was not even part of the city yet, but a pleasant expanse of grass, known as “Smooth Field”. Some local street names, in fact, still retain the memory of this early enterprise: Cock Lane, where the poultry was sold, and Cow Cross Street, where the livestock was traded. In 1133 it became a site of renown, ... VIEW THE POST >>