Things to do at home – Escape rooms in a box – part 1

As the City adventurers are unable to actually visit escape rooms, I am going to add my reviews of Escape Games in a box that can be played at home. First up is:- Unlock!: The Island of Doctor Goorse The game consists of a a pack of playing cards and an instruction booklet. You will also … More Things to do at home – Escape rooms in a box – part 1

Changes to our regular patterns of life

Yesterday The Queen issued her message to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak. As well as expressing her thanks for “the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services” the statement said “We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater … More Changes to our regular patterns of life

Elton John: It’s a Little Bit Funny at the Gatehouse

Sunday afternoon the City Adventurers took a trip to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate. Luckily we were a small group as this theatre above the Gatehouse pub is small, seating just 122 people. We were surprised to find when we collected our tickets, that they were not for numbered seats, but allowed us to … More Elton John: It’s a Little Bit Funny at the Gatehouse

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Having checked the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites attributed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we found we had visited a number of them. Visited Some were easy to visit as they are in the London area and we are London based. Tower of London Palace of Westminster and Westminster … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barts Museum

While visits to hospital are never usually fun, we paid a visit to St Bartholomew’s museum that is on the same site as St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The hospital was founded in 1123. It’s museum includes documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries. It also houses artifacts reflecting the changes to patient care, teaching and hospital administration. … More Barts Museum

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4

A search for Must-see Paintings in The National Gallery We downloaded a list of “Must-see Paintings” from the National Gallery website and went searching for them, Treasure Hunt Style. Armed with our trusty list of artworks we explored the galleries, ticking off paintings as we found them. Of the 30 paintings the National Gallery suggests, we … More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4