St James’s Church of Piccadilly, London.

I don’t often dedicate a post to a church, infact I haven’t ever! but this dear little church which I recently happened on in London deserves special recognition. Tucked into the main thoroughfare of the upscale Piccadilly in London I was drawn down the steps into the forecourt as a craft market was setting up. […]

Neal’s Yard and Seven Dial’s District, London

Neal’s Yard in London had n’t ever come under my radar despite many visits to London over the last 50 years. However bright images of Neal’s Yard kept popping up on my ‘chosen for you’ Pininterest page. So I headed for it on my last trip to the smoke. I arrived in London early just as the […]

Classy (West) Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

  Say Cowes and immediately you conjure up a nautical picture, Cowes Week in August and yachts with billowing white sails. You don’t have to be a yachty to enjoy Cowes as I found out when I took a short break there at the end of our glorious summer. Did I say glorious, summer and […]

Caledon Guest House ~Cowes

For a local I don’t get over to the Isle of Wight nearly enough but all this is going to change now because  The Grey Traveller has happened on the Caledon Guest House in beautiful classy Cowes on the northern tip of the Isle Of Wight. I booked online a few weeks before visiting and Mark the host […]

Waterloo to Little Venice ~ a London circular walk.

This a great ‘all day walk’ with lots of stop offs along the way and taking in some of London’s finest parks. Exiting Waterloo station I headed west along the Thames and crossed the Westminster Bridge, I had to dodge tourists, street sellers and photographers but I promise you this that soon I left the […]

Thorney Island, Hampshire.

Thorney Island is synonymous  with the RAF but it is open to visitors who want to walk the coastal path around the island. With views across to Hayling Island and a possible glimpse of a seal this is a great 8/9 mile walk. (I have to admit that I haven’t seen a seal but I […]