Lady in Camden

Everything new and great in London seems to be going on east these days. But just when I think I have to trek over to Hackney or London Fields to get my fix, I find other areas of the city that are equally buzzing. Like Camden.

Camden Lock in London

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Lady’s Road Trip Essentials – Win a Free Trip!

It’s summer. If there’s one thing I always want to do at this time of year, it’s take a road trip. Maybe it’s the American in me, always desiring to explore the open road. Or maybe it’s just the (occasional) British sunshine that tempts me to get in a convertible and go. Whatever the reason, it’s road trip o’clock and I need to get packing.

Road Trip Packing Essentials

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Lady at Rivea

When the Bulgari Hotel opened in London, it was met with a lot of fanfare. After all, it’s not every day that one of the world’s most luxurious fashion brands launches a hotel. But the opening didn’t catch my attention nearly as much as the launch of its brand new restaurant, Rivea. Not least because the chef is the legendary Alain Ducasse.

Rivea Restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel in London

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Lady at the Pub

Have you ever wondered what people around the world are doing at the the exact moment you’re doing something? When it’s 4pm on Saturday in London, I wonder if people in San Francisco are waking up to their morning coffee, and if others in Seoul are out dancing all night. My friend Jessica wondered this, too, and came up with the idea of having four bloggers around the world write about what they’re doing at an exact moment in time. This is that moment.

Fish and Chips in London

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Lady at Marcus

The only thing happening faster than the pace of new restaurant openings in London is the pace of big changes at existing restaurants. From new menus to new chefs, the city is never satisfied. One of the most high-profile changes this year has been the refurbishment of Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, a two-Michelin starred restaurant in Knightsbridge that recently reopened simply as Marcus.

Beef at Marcus Restaurant at The Berkeley in London

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Lady at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

It’s wedding season. Every weekend from now until autumn, everyone I know will be attending a wedding at least once a month. To get into the spirit, I’ve decided to pick up a new skill. No, it’s not flirting with groomsmen (although I could probably benefit from that). It’s making bouquets.

Bouquet at Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London

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Lady’s Guide to the Henley Royal Regatta

The English summer season is in full swing. With the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot finished, Wimbledon and now the Henley Royal Regatta are underway. After last week’s visit to the tennis, I headed out west yesterday to spend a sunny day at the rowing, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. And because my guide to Wimbledon was so well received, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the Henley Royal Regatta.

Henley Royal Regatta Guide

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Lady at Fera at Claridge’s

One of the best and worst things about living in London is the constant stream of new restaurant openings. I could spend every day going to one new restaurant after another and still not get to all of them. While this phenomenon keeps things exciting, it also makes it hard to keep up. And that’s why it’s nice to know which are actually worth a visit. Like Fera, the new restaurant at Claridge’s in London.

Lobster at Fera Restaurant at Claridge's in London

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Lady’s Guide to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

I’ve wanted to go to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships since I was five. My family traveled to London that summer and spent part of every afternoon watching the tennis at Wimbledon on TV. I was obsessed, and vowed to go in person someday. This week I finally got my chance, and now I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Wimbledon.

Tennis at Wimbledon

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Lady’s Map of London

Today I’m excited to launch something new on the A Lady in London blog: an interactive map of London’s neighborhoods! Given how many I’ve written about, I thought it would be helpful to put them all together in one place. Each neighborhood and my relevant blog posts are pinpointed, making it easy to get an idea of where everything is.

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Lady at Helene Darroze Restaurant

There’s a secret bar in Mayfair. No, it’s not a private members club. It’s practically hidden in plain sight. The Champagne Room at The Connaught hotel is tucked away down an unassuming passage, and with only three tables and no sign, it’s easy to miss. But it’s worth a visit, if for no other reason than a postprandial drink after lunch at Helene Darroze.

Cocktail at the Connaught in London

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Lady at a Cambridge Ball

One of the things I love about universities like Cambridge is tradition. Whether it’s punting on the river or wearing strange (to me, anyway) gowns during dinner, there are all kinds of quirky things that make these academic institutions unique. Most visitors don’t get to see the traditions that take place behind the scenes, but every once in awhile a special opportunity arises. One of them did so for me this week: the June Event at Emmanuel College.

Emmanuel College June Event in Cambridge

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Lady’s Reader Survey – Win a Camera!

Today I’m excited to announce a reader survey on A Lady in London! I want to give you a chance to quickly share your thoughts and feedback about the blog so it can be a place where you read about the things that interest you most. I’m giving away a free camera, too!

A Lady in London Reader Survey

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