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…

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…

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…

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum has been on my radar as a must see exhibition since it opened. Having spent this term at uni studying a fashion module, this was the perfect exhibition to see on our uni trip to London. The exhibition combines designs from Spanish courtier Cristóbal Balenciaga, subsequent…