A Cultural Guide to Greenwich

It’s no secret if you’ve been reading my blog that I love a good day out. I always enjoy making the most of the day somewhere new, trying to see and enjoy as many historical and cultural sites as possible before its time to head home. I thought I would try and start a guide…

Portmeirion: A Hint of Italy

Back in May, I visited North Wales for a week. I’d never been to Wales before and absolutely loved exploring the beautiful countryside, castles and quaint towns, some of which I hope to share in future posts. However, the highlight of the trip would have to be a visit to Portmeirion, a tourist village in…

Ickworth House: An Old Favourite

I feel like most people have a National Trust Property, garden or historic site so nearby to them, they often take it for granted. Ickworth House, near Bury St. Edmunds is definitely mine. I visit Ickworth at least five times a year and after exploring the house multiple times, I now just visit with friends…

Graduation: A Little Life Update

After a bit of an absence from blogging whilst I completed third-year exams and my dissertation, I’m back on the blog and trying to post regularly! I’ve absolutely loved getting back into blogging and thought I’d do a quick life update to let you all know what I’m up to now I’ve finished uni. I’ve…

Painted Hall Ceiling Tour, Greenwich

I’ve been wanting to write this post about Thornhill’s Painted Hall in Greenwich since I visited back in April but what better time to post it than on the day of the master himself, James Thornhill’s Birthday. Thornhill was an 18th century English painter but is sadly relatively unknown, despite completing large-scale works such as the Painted…

The Hepworth Wakefield

After living in York for 3 years, I finally made the short journey to the Hepworth in Wakefield after my exams had finished. Ordinarily, sculpture isn’t really my favourite style of work to see, however, as the Hepworth had been voted Art Fund Museum of the year for 2017, I thought I’d visit and open…

Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House

Famous architect Inigo Jones was born 445 years ago today so I thought it was fitting to write a post about one of his well-known builds, the Queen’s House in Greenwich, known as the first classical build in Britain. I visited the house and the beautiful area of Greenwich in April, and have been waiting…

May/June Book Roundup

I’ve always loved reading from a young age, and of course, studying a History and History of Art degree, my life was basically reading!! However, throughout the past three years of uni, I have slacked with reading for fun and have only picked up a few books I really wanted to read in the holidays….

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This week is the Queen’s annual visit to Holyrood Palace, her official residence in Scotland. During the week she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies, celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and community, both meeting Scots and hosting thousands at the Palace. In honour of Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, ‘Royal…

Rediscovering York Art Gallery

Shortly before leaving York, I decided to go on a bit of a museum pilgrimage, making the most of living in a city full of culture. I am often guilty of overlooking the York Art Gallery in favour of escaping York to see art or simply going to the shops instead when visiting the city. So,…