• A foodies guide to London Bridge

    As I was travelling up the escalator in London Bridge station, I overheard two guys behind me say “shall we go straight to Pret?” and I inwardly screamed “WHY???” Choosing Pret over any one of the many independent businesses in London is a questionable move at the best of times, but when you’re literally minutes away from Borough Market I have to ask again: why? However, Borough Market isn’t where London Bridge’s food and drink scene begins and ends. London Bridge is a great place to base yourself when visiting the capital, with ample choice of hotels and within easy reach of all the main sights – but if you…

  • The prettiest streets in west London

      The beauty of living in such a big, old city is that there is always something new to discover. London is full of hidden corners, delightful cobbled mews, and secret squares. I love west London and its candy coloured houses, especially in spring when the blossom is out. It really does feel like being on the set of a Richard Curtis film. Here are a few of of my favourite streets. Now, where’s that lottery win so can I move into one of them? Godfrey Street, Chelsea Lennox Garden Mews, Knightsbridge Hillgate Place, Notting Hill Bywater Street, Chelsea Kynance Mews, Kensington St Luke’s Mews, Notting Hill Pond Place, Chelsea…

  • 5 London travel hacks all tourists should know

    After living in London for 12 years I’m now able to navigate this vast city with relative ease.  But I still remember how it felt arriving here as a total newbie.  London can feel like a pretty intimidating place at times.  Working out where to begin, navigating public transport and the sheer volume of people swirling around you at 100mph can be enough to make your head spin.  So here are my top 5 travel hacks to help you get the best out of your time here in the Big Smoke. 1.  Rush past rush hour  I cannot stress this enough.  It’s called “rush hour” for a reason and trust me…

  • Taking A Bite Out Of…..Rye

    With cheap flights to Europe seemingly a dime a dozen, it’s easy to overlook the delights of our very own green and pleasant land.  For a start, travel in Britain is expensive!  So, of course, it’s tempting to forgo a trip to the English countryside in favour of something a little more…well…foreign.  That’s a real shame though, because there are some darling destinations right on London’s doorstep.  The historic town of Rye, on the border of East Sussex  and Kent, rises up out of the endless flats of Romney Marsh as if it wants to flaunt its medieval beauty to the world.  And rightly so, because Rye is movie-set stunning.  What’s more, it…