You Can Still Shop in the Footsteps of Regency Era Celebrities

You Can Still Shop in the Footsteps of Regency Era Celebrities

Since so many of you enjoyed my last article on “How to Shop Like a Regency Era Gentleman,” I thought I’d tell you about a few more London shops that were selling goods back in the Regency era and are still open today. If you’re a person who loves a good scent, you should check out Floris London, [...]

Where Did the Fashionable Regency Gentlemen Shop?

Where Did the Fashionable Regency Gentlemen Shop?

Since I’ve been known to be a bit fond of shopping, researching where the fashionable gentlemen in my books might go to outfit themselves kept me occupied longer than it probably should have. I've gathered together all my notes and decided to share the highlights with you here. During the Regency era, London tailors were considered the [...]

A Peek at the 18th Century Dining Room from Kirtlington Park

A Peek at the 18th Century Dining Room from Kirtlington Park

So I fully admit, I might have a "slight" addiction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's period rooms. During a recent visit to the museum, I spent some time in the Dining Room of Kirtlington Park, which the museum acquired in 1933. I thought I'd take you back to the 18th century, to show you [...]

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Berkeley Square

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Berkeley Square

Since the Georgian era, Mayfair has been one of the most prestigious places to live in London.  And during the Georgian era, Berkeley Square was one of the most desirable addresses. Berkeley Square is actually an oblong garden that was, and is, surrounded by residential and commercial buildings. It's named after John Berkeley, the 1st Lord Berkeley of [...]

A Peek Inside the Dining Room of Historic Lansdowne House

A Peek Inside the Dining Room of Historic Lansdowne House

  One of the sad parts about researching historical places, is discovering that a beautiful building had been torn down. I was recently reading about Berkeley Square in London and became intrigued by one of the late Georgian era's prominent homes, Lansdowne House. It was designed by renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam and located on the southwest corner of [...]

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Grosvenor Square

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Grosvenor Square

"My aunt," she continued, "is going tomorrow into that part of town, and I shall take the opportunity of calling in Grosvenor Street." Jane Bennet, Pride and Prejudice Since the Georgian era, the Mayfair district has been one of London's most prestigious places to live. And Grosvenor Square was one of the most fashionable addresses. This garden square [...]

A Regency Era Tourist Attraction: The Crypt of St. Martin’s-le-Grand

There are times when I’m combing through historical information and have the good fortune of uncovering a gem that sparks my imagination. This happened not too long ago when I was researching locations in London and read about the crypt of St. Martin’s le Grand. Since today is Halloween, I thought it was an appropriate [...]