It’s not unknown for some of our guests to ask me for advice on hunting rare book treasures while they’re staying in Kensington. That’s partly because Kensington is a well-known centre of antique book sales and partly due to the fact that apparently I look ‘bookish’ or so one of our guests informed me. (more…)
I love nature and I’ve said before that one of the great joys of our London hotel is that in Kensington you’re not far away from it in spite of being in the city centre.
I’ve long been known as a great advocate of trying different dining experiences. In fact, both in and surrounding our London hotel, guests have access to a vast array of diverse cuisines and I’m always keen to help them experiment.
I was talking about an event in history the other day, the Peasant’s Revolt in 1381 to be precise, when I realised with a shock that my colleague’s eyes had rather glazed over. (more…)
When the guests at our Kensington hotel ask me to name some of the great traditional English (or British) dishes they should try while in London, I usually put stout, beef and oyster pie somewhere at the top of the list. (more…)
You may have long-since gathered just how much I love history!
I’m not though just addicted to the dry facts of obscure and long-forgotten (by everyone other than me that is) events. I particularly love old objects and have a major weakness for antiques. (more…)
Many people who love English history are particularly attracted to the Tudor period and even more specifically, the reign of King Henry VIII.
World-famous for his six wives (contrary to some myth, two rather than all six of which were executed) he also instigated the great religious reformation that turned the England of the time into a Protestant rather than a Catholic country. (more…)