Category: Museums and historic houses

I absolutely love, love, LOVE St Bartholomew the Great church in Smithfield. It’s the kind of place that I take friends and family when they visit London; it’s almost as old as the Tower (what’s a hundred years between friends?) and more beautiful than Buckingham Palace, but doesn’t have the crowds or selfie-sticks of either. And it’s got a fascinating backstory. So, why do I…

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In the heart of Bloomsbury, there is a place for quiet contemplation of three things that shape us as people: childhood, family, and art. Situated just off Brunswick Square next to the former site of the home of the Bloomsbury Group, The Foundling Museum charts the history of The Foundling Hospital, which was once located in this building. It is dedicated to the children who…

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