Tag: South London

London Sewing Machine Museum’s surroundings are decidedly 2016. This tiny museum sits in the top levels of a warehouse, opposite a Lidl and within a stone’s throw from Tooting Bec station. But step inside and you’ll enter a different world of class, vintage domesticity, 600 machines and one family’s eccentric history. The machines in the huge collection are fascinating, but what’s most interesting to me…

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When it’s chucking it down in London, there’s only one thing for it: drink a large mug of tea, don a waterproof (or six) and get yourself to a historic house. This Bank Holiday Monday, it was certainly chucking it down, so we set off for Down House: once the home of Charles Darwin and now one of the most charming historic houses in the capital.

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