London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot!
Hop a train from London and in less than two hours you can be hiking country trails, soaking in mineral spa waters or shucking oysters by the sea.
A striking thing about Café Murano is that, however sophisticated and crypto-complex the underlying recipes may be, the flavors remain clear and delicious.
Am I in love with Hélène Darroze at The Connaught? Not in love; not yet. But I'm certainly feeling the pull of its seductive powers.
Here are four suggestions for some different activities you can enjoy in London all by yourself.
Travelers looking for something authentically creepy should note that a slew of blood-chilling haunts exist right below their feet in the form of the world's spookiest cemeteries. Plunge into an inspiring mix of history, sculpture and creepy fun.
Some are on the beach and some are in cities, but all of these hotels earn perfect scores in the location category.
I wonder when the practice of naming elegant urban restaurants "taverns" started. Whatever its history, the "tavern" shingle is hanging outside quite a few London restaurants at the moment, and it certainly evokes generosity and good times.
Here is a dish picked up in a somewhat unlikely place: London's Royal Botanic Gardens, better known as Kew Gardens.
Dining at Boulestin on London's St. James's Street offers two kinds of nostalgia: the kind dished up by the proprietor, and the kind Jackie and I brought along with us. The second lies in the restaurant's location.
In a city as diverse and expansive as London, there's no shortage of things to do when visiting. But if you want to explore the city beyond Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, there are any number of tours that delve a bit deeper into London's unique and interesting history.
I love you despite what people told me about you and your reputation for rainy weather and food. I love the certainty of a gentle rain in London and the matter of fact way everyone carries an umbrella and never puts away their boots for the season.
Have you ever considered combining a trip to a major world capital with a spot of guerrilla gardening? If so, The Edible Bus Stop project, launched last week in London, could be the ideal opportunity.
London is a beautiful and unique city that has a lot of different attractions to offer. However, in one of the most expensive cities in the world, sometimes going out and enjoying yourself can become quite pricey and can limit your options.
If you were a seventeenth-century bourgeois Netherlander looking at a painting like Vermeer's The Music Lesson, you surely wouldn't have needed an art...
The following suggested itinerary is a mix that includes a dash of royalty, avoiding napping, getting exercise and making all my "nesting" purchases so I can start work (or pleasure) on Day two.