Sandra Lawrence offers tips and tidbits for exploring the Historic Royal Palaces.
Author Sandra Lawrence
Sandra takes us through the artsy neighborhood of Bermondsey to visit the Fashion and Textile Museum, the Maltby Street Market, the Bermondsey Arts Club and London’s oldest surviving Pie and Mash shop.
THERE ARE GRAND HOUSES; then there are Grand Houses. London’s west end used to be full of gigantic palaces; “town houses” of the landed gentry, and scenes of outlandish parties. A few of these piles survived the turmoil of two world wars, but for the most part these dinosaurs from another era fell after World War I, culled by the double whammy of bombs and progress. There is one, however, you can’t miss. You can’t miss its nickname, either: Number One, London. Apsley House is best known for being the London residence of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.…