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IT’S JANUARY IN LONDON – INDULGE!

What’s all this talk about going “dry” for a month and signing up at a gym? Not to mention new year resolutions and gloomy predictions of a triple dip. To me, January is the most indulgent month of all.

Three items for a great January afternoon: a sofa, a bunch of daffodils and Philip Davies' sumptuous book: London - HIdden Interiors.

Three items for a great January afternoon: a sofa, a bunch of daffodils and Philip Davies’ sumptuous book: London – Hidden Interiors.

This is the time to wallow in Christmas presents: exotic drinks, boxes of chocolates and deli treats. It’s the season to play with new gadgets and step out in clothes picked up for a song in sales. And most of all it’s the perfect moment to curl up on the sofa with a book and have a long, leisurely read on a dark afternoon – ideally with the year’s first 99p bunch of supermarket daffodils unfurling at your side.

So here I am, hunkered down with a wonderfully weighty tome fresh from its Christmas wrapping: London – Hidden Interiors by Philip Davies (with splendid photographs by Derek Kendall and published by English Heritage).

This gorgeous book explores 180 under-the-radar and often quirky buildings Continue reading