Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Founded in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London. It’s great charm is that little has changed since its founding, and never will. The place oozes with history; the building was the home of Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and the home of Rudyard Kipling around the time…

The New Fourth Plinth

The New Fourth Plinth

Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, originally intended for an equestrian statue of William IV, has become the leading public art installation in London. Started in 2005, the rotating commission has led the way in London’s pubic art commissions, to the point that the streets of our city are now awash with temporary and permanent art installations.…

The Peers’ Dining Room

The Peers’ Dining Room

In 2015 Parliament was deserted for an election of MPs, leaving the peers with little to do other than head on holiday, so the Peers’ dining room opened for the first time to the public allowing them to dine in its Pugin splendour. Serving up three courses for £35 (£45 in 2016), I suppose one…