Having a long free weekend is a blessing in London, especially if the skies are not a dreary grey and there is a hint of sun. Autumn welcomes you in every corner and during this time of the year, the festive spirit just about starts creeping in.
The Knights Templar have captured my imagination ever since I can remember and I have spent numerous waking hours reading about them – some conspiracy theories, but some fascinating facts too. So, it is of little surprise, when I found out about the existence of a temple connected to the legendary warrior monks in the
Today known as the home to the Crown Jewels of the British Monarchy – in particular, the world-famous Koh-i-noor, the Tower of London has a darker and bloodier past. Cutting across 12 acres, this castle houses the main White Tower with two concentric layers of defence walls surrounded by an outer moat. Designated as a
The mighty River Thames, that cuts across London is not only a prominent water feature of the city but also a cynosure of its art and culture. Take a walk down the Thames on the South Bank and you will find art installations and artists who all have a story to tell. Here I have
A numb thumping sound catches my attention and I look towards my friend inquisitively, amused to see the same look on her face. We are seated in a fairly, packed evening commuter carriage of the Circle Line, having changed from Metropolitan at Baker Street, headed towards my apartment near Tower Hill. Just as the carriage
Every nook and corner of London has one thing for certain – music. It flows in the city’s very fabric and blends seamlessly into its daily life. Be it the weekend markets or the commute via the networks of tube stations, you can be sure to come across some form of melody floating by. These
“You don’t ever go home, do you?” asked my colleague sarcastically. “I do, but not that often. I like going to unfamiliar places. That is my idea of a vacation,” I replied. In the long conversation that ensued, I did not know how to explain to my colleague why I keep wandering from place to