Silence and mist – Tadao Ando’s mystic Mayfair fountain

Tadao Ando - Silence Where did you go for Open Garden Squares Weekend? I joined a walking tour of Mayfair led by my friend Yannick, London Tour Guide extraordinaire. And, in amongst the garden squares, he included this remarkable fountain. It’s by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, it’s outside the Connaught Hotel and it’s probably one of London’s best-kept secrets. Bet you’ve never seen it! Continue reading

A nostalgic night at Kiku Japanese restaurant

YudofuI haven’t been to Kiku in years. I’ve walked passed it a few times, on my way to the Curzon Mayfair, and it always looks just the same as it always did – a reassuring presence, somewhere I know I can go if I ever hanker after proper Japanese food. And then that day came and the OH and I, in need of a Japanese fix, headed for Kiku once again. And guess what? It hasn’t changed a bit. Continue reading