London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 2
Aug10

London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 2

Continuing our walk along the South Bank…..(from Part 1 here) The Golden Hinde Just a few short steps from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where I ended the first part of my walk along the South Bank, there’s a really vibrant area full of upmarket apartments, restaurants and cafés all converted from the old river warehouses, where you’ll find The Golden Hinde, Sir Francis Drake’s old Galleon, in all her...

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London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 1
Jul26

London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 1

Taking a stroll along London’s South Bank  There’s one advantage of me working in the City and that is I can always find somewhere to walk in my lunch hour.  One of the places I love to walk is along the South Bank where there’s loads to see and do and most of it for FREE! The walk stretches for over two miles from the London Eye right the way up to Tower Bridge and there’s always a photo opportunity as the...

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Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason’s
Jan05

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason’s

My Annual Birthday Outing and Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason‘s… Today is my birthday and I’m being treated to my annual outing of Afternoon Tea, always to a place that’s very indulgent and horribly expensive in the centre of London! This year my treat takes me to the beautiful emporium of Fortnum & Mason, which is found in Piccadilly, a short walk from the tube station. I love Fortnum’s,...

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Life Through a Lens – The Iconic Buildings of the City of London
Aug28

Life Through a Lens – The Iconic Buildings of the City of London

Capturing the City of London in all it’s glory…… I love taking photographs and I’ve always got my camera with me snapping away, hoping that the next shot is going to be a little bit acceptable!  So in order to take better photos, I’ve just enrolled on an Institute of Photography Diploma course to improve my somewhat lacking skills.  What better place to practice my art than The City of London with its...

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Oh Dahling!  Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester…..
Jul17

Oh Dahling! Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester…..

Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester What could be more luxurious and decadent than Afternoon Tea in The Dorchester, the crème-de-la-crème of afternoon teas, in the heart of Mayfair? This was one of the best Afternoon Tea’s that I’ve had, and I’ve been to a few.  There’s a choice of The Traditional Afternoon Tea which is served in The Promenade on the ground floor, or the Vintage Afternoon Tea which is served on the...

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Vintage Camden Passage, Islington
Jun24

Vintage Camden Passage, Islington

I love London, especially when the sun’s shining, it makes walking round our quirky little streets all the more enjoyable, especially when browsing for vintage and antiques, otherwise known as Vintiquing.  One of the most enjoyable little gems I’ve grown up with is Camden Passage, hidden just behind the buzzing Upper Street, Islington. Here you’ll find a mix of cozy cafes, beautiful jewellery shops, upmarket...

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Old Spitalfields, East End of London
Jun18

Old Spitalfields, East End of London

Old Spitalfields, in the East End of London I’m always having a mooch around Spitalfields, it’s only a few minutes from where I work so I often have a look around the market, especially on a Thursday when it’s Vintage day. You’ll find Spitalfields, snuggled between Brick Lane to the East, Shoreditch to the North and Liverpool Street to the South and West, a small neighbourhood with a rich history going back to...

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5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch
Jun10

5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage, some of the best vintage shops to be found in London are all in the vicinity of Brick Lane and Cheshire Street in Shoreditch, and Sundays tend to be the best day when Brick Lane market is in full swing.  The shops are open all week but the atmosphere’s far better on a Sunday, plus you get all the independent vintage stalls out too which you won’t find during the week. Rokit One...

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Camden Market, London
Jun01

Camden Market, London

Camden Lock I love walking round Camden at the weekend.  I used to live here when I was a teenager so know it like the back of my hand and I always love having a stroll on a Saturday or Sunday.  I especially love to stop by the side of the canal and watch the colourful barges go through the locks. It’s really nice to just stand and watch the barges go through the lock The Stables Camden’s changed a lot over the years as it...

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Borough Market, Clink Street, the Golden Hind and Southwark Cathedral
May29

Borough Market, Clink Street, the Golden Hind and Southwark Cathedral

Borough Market, Foodie Heaven…. Just south of the river from the City across London Bridge, Borough Market is one of London’s most famous food markets and a foodie and gourmet heaven.  Walking round here you get to see some amazing produce, not only from London but from around the world too.  If you want to know where your food comes from, then just ask the stallholders, they produce the food themselves, so they know about the...

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