Category Archives: America

NFL 2018 comes to town

October 2018 will see three 2018 NFL games played at Wembley Stadium, London.  And the flags are flying in Piccadilly to set the scene. The schedule for the 2018 NFL London Games has three teams playing a regular-season game in … Continue reading

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Yalta 1945

Across the road from the  Victoria and Albert Museum,  South Kensington, and at the east side of the Ismaili Centre lies the Yalta Memorial Garden,   a small triangular plot, lined by hedges.  Here stands the memorial  “The Twelve Responses … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday America

The 4th July marks the USA’s independence from England in 1776.  The date is celebrated each year at Benjamin Franklin House, the  London home of this “Founding Father” for nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775. So on Wednesday 4th … Continue reading

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The American Garden

Throughout the 1700s the great houses of England had their huge estates fashioned as gardens by Lancelot Brown     He was known as Capability Brown for advising his clients that their land had “great capability” of “improvement” ( these days … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rotherhithe 2017

As in 2016 America’s traditional Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 23 November 2017,  was celebrated in Rotherhithe, home port of the good ship Mayflower, as explained here on this blog. Indeed the celebrations this year are yet greater, running from Thursday 23rd … Continue reading

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Henry James, American author

Henry James, (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916 : 72 years) was an American author, who acquired British citizenship near the end of his life.  He is best known for his novels depicting Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. Novels include The … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rotherhithe 2016

  Thursday 24th November 2016 was the annual US Thanksgiving Day.  And the day did not go unmarked in London. Benjamin Franklin House held its grand dinner, and the Roof Gardens at Derry and Toms set up big screens to watch … Continue reading

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