Do you ever start reading a book and realise it’s not what you thought it was?

Having read a lot of murder mystery books recently (check out reviews on https://itmgames.co.uk/blog/) I decided to read something for a change. How about a nice little winters tale? So I picked up Coming Home To A Winter Wonderland by international best selling author Nora Roberts. The blurb told me it was a Christmas story… More Do you ever start reading a book and realise it’s not what you thought it was?

Horniman Museum

Before Lockdown Two The Horniman Museum reopened to the public, so a small, socially distanced group of City Adventurers booked tickets to visit. After lunch in the Horniman Café, we donned our face coverings and entered the museum. The first area we came to was the Natural History Gallery. The Horniman contains over 250,000 items… More Horniman Museum

Larkshall Tavern

A public house of historic interest in Chingford Converted into a public house in 1982, this building is part Victorian and part late 16th century timber framed farmhouse. It is a rare survival from the area’s rural past. This grade II listed farmhouse pub underwent extensive refurbishment in 2014, but retained some timber frames dating back… More Larkshall Tavern

Day Trip To Southend

Southend-on-Sea is a seaside town in Essex. Southend-on-Sea is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier, built in 1830 and stretching some 1.34 miles (2.16 km) from shore. The Southend Pier is serviced by a small train. Adventure Island, formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, straddles the pier entrance and is an amusement park with fairground rides… More Day Trip To Southend

A Monster Smash

This Halloween join the City Adventurers at a comedy murder mystery and raise money for Cancer charities. A Monster Smash A comedy murder mystery for halloween The story so far… In a suburban district of Westfield New Jersey, stands the imposing but somewhat derelict Victorian mansion and funeral home belonging to the De’Bodies family. Popular… More A Monster Smash

The Charterhouse

Since 1348 The Charterhouse has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse. It is currently closed to the public until further notice to protect the older and more vulnerable people living there. City Adventurers managed to visit The Charterhouse before lockdown. The Charterhouse has links to Sherlock Holmes and to Thackeray.… More The Charterhouse

Ingatestone Hall

“The Hall stands in open countryside, one mile from the village of Ingatestone and substantially retains its original Tudor form and appearance with its mullioned windows, high chimneys, crow-step gables and oak-panelled rooms and is surrounded by ten acres of enclosed gardens comprising extensive lawns, walled garden and stew pond. The Hall remains primarily a private… More Ingatestone Hall