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All Roads Lead to Nelson: The History of London’s Roads

All Roads Lead to Nelson: The History of London’s Roads

Prior to the arrival of the Romans, there were no real roads in London or the United Kingdom; in fact, there wasn’t even a London.  The Romans founded the city in 43 AD, and as was usual for their expansion of the Empire, they brought roads with them.  Being the center of Roman Britain, roads […]

What will gyms look like when they reopen in London?

What will gyms look like when they reopen in London?

Cast your mind back to The Before Times. The lights are dimmed. The music is pumping. You’re dripping in sweat. You’re buzzing.  No, this is not a basement club, but a familiar scene at London’s boutique fitness studios, where, in the old...

Seal spotting in Scotland at Newburgh Beach, Aberdeenshire

Seal spotting in Scotland at Newburgh Beach, Aberdeenshire

Today’s blog comes from Sophie, the blogger behind Sophie’s Suitcase. Sophie wants to share more about the gorgeous Newburgh Beach in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where you can spot seals all year round! I’ve been asking bloggers to share their favourite hidden...

Anderton Nature Park, a hidden gem in Cheshire 

Anderton Nature Park, a hidden gem in Cheshire 

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts about the UK’s hidden gems. I don’t know about you, but since lockdown began I’ve discovered so many local hidden gems. My local area has even more to offer than I imagined! I’ve asked some top […] The post...

Killerton with kids: National Trust Devon days out

Legend has it that on the hill near Killerton National Trust, a dragon lies – when it’s not popping to Cadbury Castle across the border in Somerset, apparently. And that was just the first reason to visit Killerton with kids... The post Killerton with kids:...

The Best Seaside Towns to Visit Near London

The Best Seaside Towns to Visit Near London

What to do this summer? Most of us have got pretty fed up with sitting in the local park and are yearning for a holiday. With oversees travel looking fairly unlikely this summer, we’re going to have to fall back in love with the Great British Holiday. We’ve got...

London’s Top Restaurants Are Now Delivering To Your Door

London’s Top Restaurants Are Now Delivering To Your Door

There aren’t many perks to this lock down despite the abundance of people taking to social media to show us all their perfect sourdough loaves and ‘accidental’ half marathons. We can be scathing about the foodie trends flooding our algorithm but in this time of...

There’s a virtual Pride festival happening this weekend

There’s a virtual Pride festival happening this weekend

London was quick to adapt to live-stream life, but it was LGBTQ+ artists, performers and club-night organisers who led the way. Within days of the lockdown, drag queens were organising fundraising shows on social media. Before the first week was out, we...

Best London Blogs 2020 – As Selected by Locals!

Best London Blogs 2020 – As Selected by Locals!

We asked our own London bloggers about their favorite independent London blogs & websites. Here’s a list of their tips in alphabetical order! A Lady in London Are you looking for a local blog with great, fun, and informative articles? A Lady in London is a...

A Guide to London’s Historical Ethnic Neighborhoods

A Guide to London’s Historical Ethnic Neighborhoods

London is a socially rich and diverse place, with 44% of the city’s population representing various ethnicities and over 300 languages spoken.  Many areas of the city are inhabited by immigrants and their descendants from all over the world. These neighborhoods...

This Londoner has been creating incredible isolation cakes

This Londoner has been creating incredible isolation cakes

We’ve all got our isolation crutches. For some it’s gin, for others it’s ramen and for many Londoners it’s cake: soft, fluffy, sweet cake that you want to smush your face into until real life returns.   Photograph: Adam's Cakes...

A walk in the Chilterns – walks near Henley

I hope I never take the joy of a long walk in the countryside for granted again. As we wandered under the trees and across fields of sheep on a walk in the Chilterns, I realised afresh just how much... The post A walk in the Chilterns – walks near Henley...

36 Unique Things To Do in London

36 Unique Things To Do in London

We certainly know what Samuel Johnson was getting at when he said “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” The city is huge, and there are just so many things to do in London – the...

Bird – Fried chicken and waffles

Bird – Fried chicken and waffles

I always know I am in for a treat at Bird when I see the wet wipes on the table in with the ketchup, mustard and other sauces. The perfect sign that the food here is going to be messy… On all my visits I have only ever had the signature dish of, wait for it –...