Tag Archives: buildings

Beautiful boozers: Britain’s loveliest pubs

To celebrate the opening of historic buildings all over the UK as part of Doors Open Days throughout September, we’ve united two of our favourite diversions – beer and buildings. Read on and raise a glass to Britain’s most beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Food | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Diver Bill: Winchester Cathedral’s hidden hero

Tucked into the dark recesses of the south-east corner of Winchester cathedral is an 18inch-high statue. Not of a saint, a bishop or a king, but of a moustachioed man in a diving suit holding his bulbous helmet before him. … Continue reading

Posted in Unusual | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wilton’s: the world’s oldest surviving music hall

The world’s oldest surviving music hall once entertained Londoners with theatre, bawdy songs, opera, variety acts, circus performers and more. It’s a magical venue that takes you back to an East London of flickering gas lamps, ageing syphilitic prostitutes, gin-ravaged … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Events, Theatre | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment