Author Archives: Thomas Barclay Matchett

Life Hacks: The London Storyteller’s Lockdown Easter Master Plan

It is Easter. The sun is out but unfortunately I cannot be owing to the current lockdown. One must make the most of the situation; I know that I am very lucky and wish all those on the front line … Read MoreRead More

The Diary Of Samuel Pepys

VIDEO: The London Storyteller in Lockdown: The Diary of Samuel Pepys April 16th 30th 1665

Produced in lock down, March 2020, London. What an emotional moment that was last night. Love Our NHS (March 26th 2020). Love our NHS. In this episode of The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1665), Sam finds himself deeply in engaged … Read More

The London Storyteller in Lockdown: The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (March 19th to March 27th 1665)

These are extraordinary times. Self-isolation is going to be a surreal experience for many of us and I hope that wherever you are that you are safe, healthy and as fulfilled as best one can be. I am reaching back … Read More

Let Us Go Forward Together!

These are ghastly times for many around the world and the circumstances are quite unprecedented  within living memory.  I started drafting a post a few days ago.  Its all out of date.  Things have moved so quickly.  The gist of … Read More

The London Storyteller Meets…The Relocation Queen

Sharon Hewitt is the founder of multi-award winning relocation specialist, Chiltern Relocation.  She has established herself as reference in the field of relocation combining experience, expert insight and thought leadership in helping private clients, employers and employees alike in not … Read More

The London Storyteller:  Why we are launching our Bespoke Discovery Packages

I am really pleased to be launching our Bespoke Discovery Packages.  These formalise our offering in a way that is tailored to help make new Londoners feel at home faster by engaging them with the cultural treasures the city has … Read More

Great Londoners: The Triple Crown Champion Who Fernando Alonso Wants To Emulate

London has given the world many sporting heroes and champions over the years, though one who carried London’s colours around the world remains the first and only to achieve a very special triple crown in motor racing.  Formula One and … Read More

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday: What Is Trooping The Colour?

Horse Guard’s Parade will play host today to Trooping The Colour as part of the celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Ma’am!).  It is a display pageantry that is a traditional part of  the ceremonial theatre … Read More

London Fun: Before James Bond There Was Biggles

Its 1985 and The London Storyteller’s parents are staying at the Tower Hotel next to Tower Bridge. By coincidence at the same hotel a British action legend was in the process of being born to the silver screen. Before there … Read More

Five Top Tips For Navigating Around London

So, you’ve arrived in London and you’re ready to get cracking with discovering more than two thousand years of history and the many wonders that make it the finest city on earth! But what are the best ways to get … Read More

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