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Jack the Ripper Museum

9 November 1888. The mutilated body of 25-year-old Mary Jane Kelly was found in her bed in 13 Miller’s Court. She was the youngest, and possibly the last (at least during Autumn 1888), victim of Jack the Ripper. A few months earlier, Mary Nichols (42-43) was found murdered on 31 August. This was followed eight …

Fashion London

Three Tiaras at Kensington Palace

Not to be missed at Kensington Palace this year are three tiaras which previously belonged to Queen Victoria and her granddaughter, Princess Louise. These tiaras are on display in the last room of the Victoria Revealed exhibition. Diamond and Emerald Tiara and Parure In 1843, Prince Albert designed a diamond and emerald parure for his …

London

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the Coldstream Guards are the ones with red plumes on the right of the bearskin. My friends …

Lifestyle London

Tea at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

I had wanted to visit Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London ever since I’d visited the cat cafe in Munich. When the opportunity to have a two-for-one cream tea (or maybe it was just a pot of tea per person) came up last January, I immediately seized the deal. My tea experience at Lady Dinah’s …

London

Remembering Diana 20 Years On

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the death of a beloved and iconic woman: Diana, Princess of Wales or ‘Princess Diana’. There’s been a fashion exhibition on her dresses at Kensington Palace, countless of documentaries and news articles, and new memorabilia (including magazines) for tourists and Diana-fans to add to their collection. I was …

Fashion London

Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A

A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited the V&A Museum to view the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. The exhibition features a selection of vintage clothing from Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, as well as more contemporary pieces by his successors. I went mainly for the vintage pieces but was impressed with the exhibition on …

London

Kew Palace & Gardens

One of the perfect Historic Royal Palaces (HRPs) to visit during Spring is Kew Palace within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is open from 1 April to 1 October every year so be sure to visit soon whilst the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining! The UNESCO World Heritage site covers 326 acres …

London

Severndroog Castle

Once upon a time, a widow built a castle in memory of her husband. Lady Anne James had a Gothic-style castle built in 1784 named after Severndroog or Suvarnadurg, the island fortress in India, where her late husband, Sir William James, had defeated ‘pirates’ in 1755. The reason for the attack was to stop Tulaji Angre …

London

Afternoon Tea at Cafe Liberty

Up on the 2nd floor of Liberty on Great Marlborough Street in London is a small cafe where shoppers can rest and enjoy some refreshment. Cafe Liberty offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, and afternoon tea every day of the week. There are 2 options for afternoon tea: Cream tea (plain & fruit scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream, as …