• Head to London — virtually — for the New Year’s Day Parade 2022

    Head to London — virtually — for the New Year’s Day Parade 2022

    While, admittedly, neither Christmas Day nor Boxing Day have appeared in our collective rear-view mirrors as of yet, we thought we’d take a brief glimpse into the future without wanting to wish away time at what’s going on New Year’s Day 2022 in London. The London’s New Year’s Day Parade, more fondly known by Londoners as LNYDP, […]

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  • Sans ‘Fawlty Towers’, Torquay named the 9th worst place to live in the U.K.

    Sans ‘Fawlty Towers’, Torquay named the 9th worst place to live in the U.K.

    Based around an exceedingly chaotic and poorly run seaside hotel in Torquay, Fawlty Towers has not only provided laughter to British comedy fans worldwide for the better part of four decades, it is widely considered to be the best British comedy of all-time. Unfortunately, sans Fawlty Towers, the same cannot be said for the Devonshire seaside town of Torquay where the sitcom was based, which now has the coveted distinction of being named one of the worst places to live in the UK, actually #9 on the list.

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  • 83p pints at the ‘OFAH’ Nags Head pop-up in September

    83p pints at the ‘OFAH’ Nags Head pop-up in September

    On the outside chance that acquiring The Blackadder Pub for a cool £450,000 is a bit out of your price range, how about a pub with prices straight out of the eighties. Fortunately, one is about to land in London — but there’s a catch as, according to the Londonist, The Nags Head is only going to […]

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  • ‘Bob’ immortalized with statue in Islington Green

    ‘Bob’ immortalized with statue in Islington Green

    With his trademark scarf in tow, Bob now permanently presides over Islington Green providing, perhaps, the best photo op this side of the statue of Mr. Bean in Leicester Square. The stray ginger tomcat, who sadly crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June 2020, became a global celebrity after the emergence of his heartwarming friendship with busker […]

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  • For sale: ‘The Blackadder Pub’ — AND….it comes with a house!

    For sale: ‘The Blackadder Pub’ — AND….it comes with a house!

    Most fans of any television series are satisfied enough to just buy the entire series on DVD. Some may visit the town where a favorite series was filmed such as Port Isaac (Doc Martin), Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine) or, on my personal bucket list travel destination, Portmeirion (The Prisoner). For some lucky buyer, Edmund Ramsdale took his love of a certain British comedy series to not just the next level but far beyond that.

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  • Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    The one and only Royal Albert Hall has been home to more legendary moments in music history then the law allows. While the past year has been more than challenging for this iconic venue, the concert hall that borders London’s Hyde Park in South Kensington is nothing short of a national treasure….and, has been for 150 years! My first memory of attending a concert at Royal Albert Hall occurred some 15+ years ago in 2005 to see the Cream Reunion Concert as part of the filming for the PBS series Great Performances, 

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  • Oh, The (post COVID) Places You Will Go — it’s Leicester Square for me!

    Oh, The (post COVID) Places You Will Go — it’s Leicester Square for me!

    If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent countless hours wondering what the first thing is you will do or what the first place is you would like to travel to if and when we are all fortunate enough to return to some concept of normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s getting together with friends, […]

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