Happy Birthday to The British Museum

Happy Birthday to The British Museum

British Museum Tour Beginnings On the 15th January 1759, the world famous British Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. The museum was located on today’s site, but in an older building, a large mansion called Montagu House. This was purchased from...
The Great Rapprochement

The Great Rapprochement

Hands across the ocean to my good friends in the USA! The 21st December, was the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620. Having arrived on the ship Mayflower they began to build what became known as the Plymouth...
French Impressionists in London

French Impressionists in London

Recently I was asked by a private group in Washington DC to show the first tour in the series, In the Footsteps of the Impressionists, which was attended by 650 delegates! Wow! It seems people cannot get enough of the French Impressionists, on both sides of the Pond!...
Michael’s Virtual Tours

Michael’s Virtual Tours

With this tourist season pretty much cancelled, I have missed guiding and interacting with my clients very much. I know that many of you too are very disappointed not being able to come to London. My colleagues and I have been exploring other possibilities to fill...
JMW Turner Exhibition London

JMW Turner Exhibition London

A little known treasure just outside of London is Sandycombe Lodge, a small villa built by England’s greatest landscape painter JMW Turner (1775-1851). It is located near the River Thames at Twickenham a half hour’s train ride from London Waterloo. Its location was...