Category Sights

Books! Books! Books!

London is no doubt a contemporary city: it sets global standards of design, style, gastronomy, shopping, technology, culture, and lifestyle. You hear people talk about their favourite city as a ‘City of Contrasts’, and most cities are. I don’t think I have ever been anywhere that was completely homogenous, no matter how small the town […]

Not reading this is thoughtcrime.

Senate House lies just north of the British Museum, east of Tottenham Court Road, and south of Euston Rd. Built in the Art Deco style between 1932 and 1937, it was built to house the growing University of London, and WWII served as the Ministry of Information. Rumor has it that George Orwell based the […]

Dickens World

For lovers of Charles Dickens, and anyone interested in 19th century life in Britain, I recommend visiting Dickens World. It is a live, interactive museum/amusement park, opened in 2007. The idea of this ‘live museum’ appeared in 1970’s, but funds only became available recently, not surprising as the amusement park is privately funded and cost […]

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum is located on the lower floors of a former warehouse on the original site of the Clink Prison, which gives its name to the slang term for all prisons, ‘the clink’. The prison dates back to 12th century making it one of the oldest men’s prisons and the oldest women’s prison […]