My Great Aunt Edith gave me a string of pearls when I was nine.  I was transfixed by their subtle gleam but not allowed to wear them until I was older.  When nothing else quite cuts…

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Sir John Soane’s Museum sticks out, literally sticks out a good foot from the rest of buildings surrounding it on Lincolns Inn Fields.  The man who designed the Bank of England was determined that his…

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How do you make the most of forgotten space?  That was the question posed by a RIBA competition.  26 answers are on display at Somerset House.  Everything from BT Tower to a the revival of the River Fleet…

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Challenging woodland walks are what spring to mind when Leith Hill is mentioned.  Until recently the house at the heart of the Leith Hill Estate was occupied by the Hurtwood School but now that tenancy…

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