A day in London dedicated to a Sherlock Holmes pilgrimage can't begin anywhere but Holmes' flat at 221 B Baker Street. In modern day London, you'll find much of Baker Street has become a shrine to the world's most famous detective.
Thanks to the cooking style and the well-calculated portion sizes, Jackie and I walked away entirely satisfied but by no means stuffed.
Even in today's more authentic and interesting productions, seventeenth-century Italian/Venetian opera can be a hard sell: Where are the tunes amid all the recitative-like declamation?
Take a strut down the red carpet and visit sites in London that are truly some of the biggest film stars in history.
London is a pretty magical destination year-round -- the bustling streets, the royal residences, the magnificent museums -- but it's an especially wonderful place to visit during the spring as the city bursts into bloom.
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.