Visit Charles Darwin’s Home At Down House, Bromley

“People come here, almost as pilgrims, from all over the world.” Image: Matt Brown We pay a visit to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, tucked away in the bottom-right corner of London. “And here’s the slide that Darwin had put in, so that his children could whiz down the stairs.” So notes curator … Read more

BTW Mansion House Is Only The Third Closest Station To Mansion House

Will Noble BTW Mansion House Is Only The Third Closest Station To Mansion House Don’t alight for Mansion House. Image: M @ / Londonist So you’ve got a date at Mansion House – that Palladian-style confection in the City, where the Lord Mayor of London officially hangs out. Maybe you’ve got tickets for one of … Read more

Schuyler House Opening June 10th

Saratoga National Historical Park preserves, protects, and interprets some 3,600 acre of sites associated with the battles, siege, and surrender of the British forces at Saratoga. The park encompasses five sites including the Saratoga Battlefield, General Philip Schuyler’s House, Victory Woods, the Saratoga Monument, and the Sword Surrender Site. It was here in September and … Read more

Chutney Tandoor House Arrives on Wyndham Street

At the center of busy Wyndham Street overlooking Tai Kwun is the new independent Indian restaurant Chutney. Taking over the space vacated by stalwart Bombay Dreams, the 68-seat tandoor house prides itself on a premise of tradition meeting modernity. We understand this to mean taking the best of established ingredients and methods, but not being … Read more

Penshurst Place: A Country Manor House With Links To Henry VIII And Harry Potter

There are certain areas of England where you can’t swing a sword without hitting several pieces of Tudor history. The west Kent countryside is one such place – Hever Castle was Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, Chiddingstone Village still has the shop where her father once worked … and Penshurst Place was the hunting ground and … Read more

The Levi and Catharine Coffin House State Historic Site: The Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad

The Levi and Catharine Coffin House in Fountain City, Ind., may seem off the beaten path for Civil War aficionados, but that was not the case for thousands of enslaved people in antebellum America, for whom it was a symbol of incredible hope — appropriately labeled the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad ”in … Read more