Category United Kingdon

London Walks: Old Street to Tower Hill

I was going to title this London Walks: East London and realised that would be a bit mis-leading.  East London is such a huge area and with there being no signs of gentrification slowing down saying that we’re heading to “East London” no longer just means we’re heading to Brick Lane.  On the contrary, no-one […]

London Experience: Up At The O2

Seventeen years ago the “Millennium Dome” appeared on our London skyline.  Waaay back then, Dad said “wouldn’t it be great if we could walk over this”.  One James Bond film later (still my favourite Bond opening), a rebrand by the giant O2 and it’s now a successful events space and now you can walk over the […]

London Walks: Kensington

I love living in West London but sometimes when things are on your doorsteps they are the least explored.  When friends come to stay it’s a perfect excuse to get out and re-visit some less frequented spots. First stop, Holland Park.  One of the most beautiful parks in London.  It boasts a Japanese Garden, an […]

London Walks: Southbank

Recently, I’ve had some very good Australian friends staying with me.  I sent them off for a good few days of ticking off all those classic London attractions that everyone should see on their first visit …. then it’s my time to be tourist guide…… Spoiler alert for any future guests, but I do have a standard […]

Top 5 London Brunch Spots

Brunching seems to inadvertently become my new weekend hobby habit…. I lived in Australia back in 2009 and loved how well avocados were put to use, avo & poached eggs on sourdough was a firm favourite, or simply just avo as a spread in sandwiches.  I came back to London and never forget asking for avocado […]

#HiddenGemsLondon: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Today, after fourteen years living in London, I took my first ride on the Docklands Light Railway.  Why has it taken me so long?  Simple, THERE IS NO DRIVER. Recently, I read about Trinity Buoy Wharf – a place with art installations which looked right up my street.  Only problem is the nearest transport link […]

Dark Tourism: Cemeteries

This weekend I visited Brompton Cemetery in London.  It is such a magnificent and serene place, first opened in 1840 and now managed by the Royal Parks.  Some parts are overgrown adding to the historical nature of the family tombs, masouleums, ornate monuments and even some catacombs (unfortunately all locked up when I visited).  There […]