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I write features for magazines, newspapers and online publications as well as copywriting and books. I try to keep a tab of it all here...

By Sandra Lawrence, May 9 2016 11:00AM




One of the least-known cultural jewels in London, Charlton House is a 400 year old Jacobean mansion. I've long been a fan and was honoured to polish the text for their new website. Do visit this wonderful country house now in the middle of town; it's marvellous.

By Sandra Lawrence, Feb 23 2016 10:35PM

Four hundred year-old Charlton House in South East London has an intriguing history - and, despite at first glance, looking as though all is out in the open, still harbours many secrets. One of them, a heavy, locked iron vault in the basement, was recently revealed. I reported on the discovery for Londonist....


By Sandra Lawrence, Feb 19 2016 06:44PM



It's 300 years since the Great Fire of London but the capitol's street plan is much older. I explain how the fire began, how it was dealt with and its messy aftermath in this month's British Heritage.


By Sandra Lawrence, Feb 19 2016 10:00AM



A packed Around Town Online this month with the gorgeous Magic Lantern Festival at Chiswick, The Magic Flute at the ENO, a Shakespeare exhibition at Somerset House, Orchids at Kew, Guys & Dolls at the Savoy theatre, Fashion Rules, Restyled at Kensington Palace and Vogue 100 at the National Portrait Gallery. Phew!


By Sandra Lawrence, Feb 16 2016 06:00AM


The 'Roman' Bath in a tiny alley just off the Strand is relatively well known ut it has a strange and surprising history much more interesting than its supposed origins. I gained access to this seldom-opened oddity and have written about it for Londonist.


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