What a Pearl

This blog is not about endorsing hotels in London, but those of you who follow my Instagram account will know I have a great fondness for the Rosewood in Holborn.

It’s a place I may meet clients, and if I have a few minutes to spare when I am in the area I will usually look in.

The building used to the Pearl Insurance company and is built on a grand scale, but there are plenty of hotels in impressive premises in London, so what is it about the Rosewood that, to me, makes it special?

Well first of all, the staff. Everyone who works there seems to love the place, to enjoy their work and want to make every guest or passing visitor welcome.

Then there’s the art. All about the place there are interesting and arresting pieces to look at.

Currently there are some astoundingly beautiful sculptures of horses made from driftwood by Heather Jansch.

You’ll need to be quick as they’ll go at the end of this month.

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Shakespeare’s New Globe Theatre – Will Power

In London, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to an American, Sam Wanamaker.

Lots of visitors to London enjoy our thriving theatre culture. You don’t have to go far to find something to suit your tastes.

But for me, one of my favourite theatres exists thanks to Wanamaker, a visionary who overcame no little opposition to rebuild Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside.
It’s not like any other theatre I have ever been to. The closest would be Regent’s Park Open Air, also a great place, but the Globe is Special, and that capitalisation is deliberate.

This afternoon I was there to see As You Like It.

What a treat.

The Globe
The Globe
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