Sea Containers Hotel on the Southbank: A London Staycation

It probably sounds a bit random that we love a London staycation, but actually it’s many of the best things about travelling without the frustrating downsides. It was the Mr’s turn to pick, and as he fancied a modern stay, we picked the Sea Containers Hotel on the Southbank. I’ve popped in a few times for cocktails with friends (at this Mr Kiwi rolled his eyes ‘of course you’ve been here before’) but it was… View Post

A London Staycation In The Chronicle Aparthotel

To chase away the impending January blues, Sima (The Curious Pixie), Binny (Food and Travel Diarist), Shikha (always asking Why People Waste Annual Leave) and I plotted a cheeky respite from the winter blues, a ladies staycation in our favourite city, London. Disclaimer: We were invited to spend our London staycation in the Chronicle Aparthotel by Supercity but all views, PJs and meal choices are very much our own. Did you ever read The Babysitters Club… View Post

A Taste of Modern Luxury: A Staycation at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel

Of late life has been crazily busy – working, planning, scheming et al – and so when I found myself on a rainy day in London, clutching shopping bags in the dour rain with a supperclub in the evening, I simply decided a treat was in order. That treat was a staycation at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Moorgate. Sitting in a cafe, idly flicking through my favourite hotel booking website (mostly because… View Post

Literary links of London: Staycation Travel Linkup

London is ridiculous. Every corner, every turn is steeped in another layer of delicious history just waiting to be turned back and discovered. For our monthly travel linkup, the lovely Mandy (who has the brightest smile and biggest heart of anyone I know) is joining Kelly, Rebecca and I linking up, and suggested a staycation theme to match in with the upcoming UK bank holiday.    Everyone I know who comes to London inevitably asks me… View Post

A unique London top 10 staycation list

We’ve not been organised enough this year to organise many trips. Yet. It has meant falling in love with this sprawling city all over again though – exploring more corners of an ever-changing urban London. Even better, when it’s a London staycation. It got me thinking though, as ever – a grade-A chronic over-thinker – about the best bits of staying at home. You’ll never run out of things to do over the bank holiday weekend…… View Post