Handel’s House Museum

We visited Handel’s House Museum for the first time a couple of weeks ago prior to watching the Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall. The house looks pretty much like it would have been in Handel’s day with some period furnitures that’s either donated and/or loaned to the museum by the V&A Museum, Royal Collection and other patrons. The very first thing that caught my attention as soon as we walked into the first room called the ‘composing room’ was the creaky wooden floorboards. Continue reading “Handel’s House Museum”

5 Hertford Street

Located in an 18th century townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, 5 Hertford Street (5H) is one of Britain’s most exclusive private member clubs. Private clubs are serious things in this country. An English friend of mine once explained to me that, unlike the health club where we both belong to, there are clubs that you don’t have to pay any money and there are no rules or committees. Continue reading “5 Hertford Street”