Author Archives: Carol

Dinner and a Show in Covent Garden

For an excellent evening out you’ve got to get yourself to Covent Garden. Just a pleasant walk from the Montcalm Marble Arch down Oxford Street and through Soho is a small area full to the brim with stylish bars, exquisite … Continue reading

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A Walking Tour of London

The first thing I like to do when I am travelling is to go for a long walk. After arriving in a city that is at all unfamiliar to me, and after some much needed sleep of course, I head … Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood: Cut from the Past

“The 18thcentury is the high point of art and culture” – British fashion designer legend Vivienne Westwood has long drawn inspiration from 18th century design and aesthetics. In the 1990s a series of designs that combined traditional cloth cutting techniques … Continue reading

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Spend Your Weekend with the Animals

Most of us city dwellers aren’t able to keep a pet around and it can be very depressing not having a happy dog or cat to come home to. The dogs you do get to see going for walks around … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun this London Summer

Sun in London can seem like a rare thing when you are buried in the grey heart of winter. When Spring and Summer roll around and the light finally breaks through it is a truly beautiful thing. Where before there … Continue reading

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London Fine Dining

Food tourism is one of the most satisfying kinds of tourism for many reasons. Discovering the many varied tastes of London and all the different cultures represented is satisfying for both the soul and, of course, the stomach. It’s easy … Continue reading

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The Wedding Fair 2015

Brides, grooms, and hopefuls rejoice;the Wedding Fair is almost upon us. Whether you’re planning for the big day, or are just love an opportunity to check out some options for the future, the Wedding Fair is the place for you. … Continue reading

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A Crime Tour of London

Like all great and ancient cities London has a storied and fascinating history of crime. Criminals and the men who strive to stop them are writ large across the cultural identity of London. Even today the odd helmets of our … Continue reading

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Fun for the Family near Marble Arch

Travelling with your kids is extremely rewarding. The wonder and joy on their faces as you introduce them to all new sights and sounds is entirely worth the more exhaustingaspects of travel. Making your trip memorable and relaxing requires a … Continue reading

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Wash Away the Winter Stress

Spring has finally begun and winter is starting to release London from her tight grip. The grey days are fitfully dying out, the rain is lessened, and the daylight hours are lengthening. If you’re anything like me the winter months … Continue reading

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The Ultimate London Shopping Experience

We all know what the real reason to come to London is. Not the ancient architecture, not the historical landmarks, not the many museums and art galleries. No, the main reason to come to London is for the shopping. London … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from Montcalm

Easter is about family. More than chocolate or hot cross buns or rabbits; Easter is about taking the time to see your mum and dad or visit your kids. No matter what kind of family you call your own you … Continue reading

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