one of my musts this xmas holiday is to go to the geffrye museum – i havent been for ages, in fact i remember pushing maude in a pushchair around the museum last time i went. its a lovely time to visit, there is an exhibition of christmas past, 400 years of seasonal traditions in english homes! its a lovely day out, combine it with a visit to the flower market on sunday, pick up your wreath and mistletoe at the same time.
for an insight into 17C london life, you must visit the fascinating dennis severs house in spitalfields. they have a special spirit for the christmas season. the 17C silkweavers house ,which was lovingly restored as a working house but in its original time, is an insight into life of that period and it certainly keeps your mind wondering. since severs has passed away the house has been beautifully maintained and continues to show in all its glory what life would have been like. – the grandeur of the wealthy, the darkness of the poor. its a museum, cum drama, cum personal collection – its just breathtaking – your eyes dart from corner to corner of each of the rooms on the 5 floors – absorbing the different scenarios, the different smells, the crackling of the open fires , the flickering of the candles- it really is a must visit. why not buy a visit for a friend – they would just love it. think of art crossed with drama.