Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. We have not yet seen “The Favourite,” for various reasons, but it’s clear that we should have done so before touring Hatfield House, where at least part of it was filmed.
Highgate and Hampstead, London. Today started, as many good days in London do, with our friend Bernard picking us up at the Kentish Town tube station, heading for a nice long visit with him and his wife, Liz.
East Grinstead, England. We had an absolutely beautiful day for our trip to see Standen House and Garden, a stunning example of a house that shows how beautiful the Arts and Crafts Movement could make a home.
St. Albans, England. Under the name Verulamium, St. Albans was the third-largest city in Roman Britain. Its current name comes from Alban, a Christian Roman soldier who was martyred here in 250 CE.
Richmond, England. What do you get when you combine all three now? Kew Gardens, of course. We spent the day in this lovely setting, a botanical garden that houses the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world. Founded in 1840, it includes more than 30,000 different kinds of plants. And, currently, the glassworkContinue reading “A palace, a garden and Chihuly”
London, England. While in India, we promised ourselves that we would make it a point to visit at least one British museum to see what Indian goodies ended up here – at least in the public domain. The Victoria and Albert Museum did not disappoint.
Windsor, England. We stopped in at Windsor Castle Friday, as Her Majesty was in residence, but alas – no invitation for tea was forthcoming.
Liverpool, England. It was another gorgeous day, so my British friend June and I took a train from London to Liverpool, to visit with her sister, Barbara. I am thrilled to be an honorary member of this sisterhood, and the three of us had a most wonderful day exploring a very lovely historic home inContinue reading “A Liverpool treasure”
Oxfordshire, England. To be more accurate, two days ago we visited the home of the Dukes of Marlborough, the only non-royal country house in England able to be called a palace.
Elstree Avenue Studios, Borehamwood. A quick forty minutes outside of London is the location of historic and still active film and TV Elstree Studios, where we spent a lovely afternoon in the audience for a taping of one of our favorite UK game shows, Pointless.