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 >>

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 >>