Join 20in20, an Exclusive Day of Guided London Tours for the MS Trust
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Join 20in20, an Exclusive Day of Guided London Tours for the MS Trust

Ever wanted to experience the early morning hustle and bustle of Smithfield Market, the last surviving market in central London? Or what about learning more about the history of Soho and how its vibrant music scene in the 1960s influenced David Bowie’s career? These are just two examples of the 40+ guided tours that will take place from early morning till late night on 25 May all across London. The goal of this day is to raise Ā£20,000 in 20 hours for the MS Trust: 20in20. Continue reading

Beyond Seven Mountains: The Reinvention of Ancient Myths and Fairy Tales in the British Countryside
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Beyond Seven Mountains: The Reinvention of Ancient Myths and Fairy Tales in the British Countryside

“A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests” there lay the English town of Corby. Just on the outskirts of the town one can find a little tranquil green haven made up from two little woods that used to be part of the ancient and bigger woods of Rockingham Forest, once the royal hunting grounds for King William I. From 1 August till 31 October, you can experience a magical moment whilst visiting the Fermynwoods Contemporary Art exhibition ‘Beyond Seven Mountains’ in these old Corby woodlands. Continue reading

Strawberry Hill House: The Birthplace of Gothic Literature
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Strawberry Hill House: The Birthplace of Gothic Literature

Zombies, vampires, the undead: these are all creatures that make up for successful franchise films, and all were originally born from gothic literature. The first ever Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764), was written by British author Horace Walpole who found the inspiration for the novel in his gothic castle in west London. After an elaborate restoration, it is now possible to visit this extraordinary and eccentric historical house. Continue reading