Trafalgar Square Traffic Lights

No, I haven’t lost my mind. One of the things that I adore the most about London, is the sheer curiosity that this city engenders. You think you know London, and then you discover that some of the Trafalgar Square traffic lights have special symbols, rather than the ubiquitous stick man ushering pedestrians across the crossing. If I’m being honest, this isn’t a new discovery for me – but one that I’ve meant to share… View Post

An English Christmas Scavenger Hunt (12 things of Christmas)

Have you ever done a Christmas scavenger hunt? It’s a great festive activity. All over the England and the UK, festive lovers celebrate Christmas and the winter festive season wonderfully. December, whilst London doesn’t have snow very often, is encrusted with beautiful street light displays, pine bough covered store fronts, carollers echoing on train station platforms and the smell of mulled wine seductively wafting from open pub doors full of chatter.   Every street has… View Post

A Christmas corner of London: Oxford Street and Picadilly Circus

I usually avoid Oxford Street and Picadilly Circus as much as possible, preferring to duck along the lesser visited lanes that run alongside the main thoroughfares the times I absolutely have to brave the area. The one month where I make an exception is December. It would be impossible to talk about London at Christmas without mentioning the shopping heart of my favourite city. Commercial greed and the chaos of thousands of visitors aside, each… View Post

The best places to eat in King’s Cross, London

This entire blog is essentially a love letter to London. As much as I mercilessly tease that husband of mine that London isn’t the best city in the world, it’s definitely in the top 2. Maybe 3. But as far as a foodie scene goes, 10 years ago England really wasn’t considered very highly reputationally. Bangers and mash, fish and chips, likker and pie, jacket potatoes maybe. It was all beige. beige, beige, beige. (No,… View Post

10 things I have to do in Winter – Festive travel linkup

London is simply built for winter sunshine, incipient precipitation and afternoons lazing by a pub fire and when it come to festivities, London celebrates Christmas wonderfully. December is encrusted with beautiful street light displays, pine bough covered store fronts, carollers echoing on train station platforms and the smell of mulled wine seductively wafting from open pub doors full of chatter. These are a few of my favourite winter things.. (2014 here) WARNING: Contains many jolly, festive and… View Post