ARTS + CULTURE The Birth of British Rhythm and Blues At Eel Pie IslandRICHMOND UPON THAMESanemptytextllineYou walk across the narrow bridge to Eel Pie Island, and you are in a different world, far removed from the hustle and bustle of London. Meet The Laughing Cavalier At Hertford HouseCITY OF WESTMINSTERanemptytextllineTucked away in the corner of Manchester Square, Hertford House is a mansion that is home to the fabulous Wallace Collection. Enjoy Polish Jazz at Café PoskHAMMERSMITH AND FULHAManemptytextllinePoland has a long and illustrious history of producing excellent jazz bands and musicians. 12 Hours In IslingtonISLINGTONanemptytextllineWithin its limits, Islington covers a miniature version of London as a whole, bringing together great nightspots, shopping districts, theatres, restaurants, a sports stadium and music venues. The Charles Dickens Museum Is A Delight For Literature LoversCAMDENanemptytextllineDickens lived for two years in the grand town house in London that is now the Charles Dickens Museum. Somerset House Is A Venue For All SeasonsCITY OF WESTMINSTERanemptytextllineIt has a beautiful riverside terrace that overlooks the Thames. The Complete Guide To London's Best BookshopsCAMDEN, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, HACKNEY, HARINGEY, ISLINGTON, SOUTHWARK, TOWER HAMLETSanemptytextllineWe chose our favourite bookshops to visit in the capital, some well-known, some hidden gems, but all glorious. St John's Smith Square Is A Striking Classical Concert HallCITY OF WESTMINSTERanemptytextllineIt's one of the most highly regarded works of English Baroque architecture.