London is a city full of unexpected surprises. Every time I am out, doing an errand or simply traipsing around the park, I always come across something peculiar. The group of ladies having a ‘Hen Party’ — Bridal Shower to Americans (featured image) at Hyde Park Corner is a classic example of this. I find this a bit odd because it is an event that’s usually done in private, but evidently not for some Londoners.
Prior to my first London trip back in 1999 I had no idea what a ‘mews’ was. My very first visit to a mews was in west London, at Jared’s family home, located in a quiet enclave called ‘White Swan Mews’ in Chiswick. But it’s not the typical Victorian period mews with a cobbled-street and two or three storey cottages. White Swan Mews is a rather modern, a post-war era gated neighbourhood with three-storey houses and a spacious backyard garden. Continue reading