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Lunch at Spring Restaurant

Sitting between the Strand and the River Thames, Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building and a centre of excellence for culture and the arts. The complex hosts dozens of events annually, ranging from London Fashion week to photographic exhibitions and outdoor summer cinema. With a grand feel, it is particularly magical on December evenings, when locals warm up with mulled wine in front of the giant Christmas tree and skate on London’s favourite ice-rink. In warmer months you can admire the grove of 55 choreographed fountains or enjoy a cocktail on the terrace with sweeping views of the Thames. It ...

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Bloomsbury Flowers

I open the door to jazz playing and a heavenly sweet smell in the air. Gorgeous bouquets and blooms carpet the floor in green, pink and white, ready for delivery. Florists are busy hand-tying posies and snipping stems as they chat and wrap. There are urns of lilacs and pails of daisies. I have fallen upon the absolutely charming little florist shop,  Bloomsbury Flowers, on Great Queen Street.     Covent Garden is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, and here on the southern side sits the piazza and most of the grand buildings, theatres and cultural facilities. It’s behind the curtain, ...

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Maggie Jones’s

I'm sure that you're as shocked as I am, seeing a new blog post from Knife & Fork in the Road! Between posts, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, but my personal highlight has been becoming a grandmother. Precious little Lila Grace is now seven month's old. To quote A. A. Milne in Winnie The Pooh, 'Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.' Lila, seven month's old, rugged up for a walk.   At times, however, the waters have been rather rough and choppy. I lost my dear mother just a month ago, a woman who ...