Tag Archives: history

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

Does Hamilton live up the hype – and will it appeal to British audiences? Yes, and yes again. It’s not like America has a monopoly on national identity crisis, leadership, immigration, parenthood, grief, sex scandals and political rivalries. But beyond … Continue reading

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Hamilton: The Ultimate Guide

Hamilton finally makes its UK debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre tomorrow night. Need a quick primer on the musical phenomenon? Here’s the lowdown… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Covent Garden flower seller Peter Green on traditional trading and his Royal Warrant. Read my full Discover Britain interview here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Doorman Michael O’Dowdall talks history, weddings and afternoon tea at The Ritz. Read my full Discover Britain interview here

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Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Game of Thrones returns this weekend, but those hungry for political machinations and manipulations can also find a feast of them in Helen Edmundson’s 2015 stealth thriller about a little-known 18th-century English monarch and her courtly advisors’ jockeying for position. With plenty … Continue reading

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Over the sea to Skye

We follow the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites through the Highlands. Read my full Discover Britain magazine article here Buy a copy here

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Crossrail treasures, David Hockney and Ali Smith

On my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Digging deep Archaeological treasures unearthed during Crossrail work displayed at the Museum of London Don’t miss: In living colour Tate Britain hosts a major David Hockney retrospective Commuter corner Ali Smith’s Brexit novel Autumn and … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

George Major, Pearly King of Peckham, talks charity, civil war and Del Boy. Read my full Discover Britain article here

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Hallowed Halls

Dreaming spires, unspoiled countryside and rich history: we explore Cambridgeshire. Read my full Discover Britain article here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Yeoman Serjeant Jim Duncan reveals the life of a Beefeater. Read my full Discover Britain article here  

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