Lady at London’s Hidden Museums

Summer seems to have left London. The last couple weeks have been stormy and cool, and my winter clothes have started to make their way to the front of my closet. With the all the rain, I’ve been taking cover in London’s museums, particularly the smaller ones. I never realized how many museums are hidden around the city, but it’s been amazing to discover them.

V&A Museum of Childhood in London

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Lady in Vauxhall

There are good neighborhoods in London, and there are great ones. There are not-so-nice neighborhoods, trendy ones, and quirky areas with lots of personality. And then there’s Vauxhall.

Goats at Vauxhall City Farm in London

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Lady Turns Seven

Today is the seven-year anniversary of the A Lady in London blog! It’s hard to believe I wrote my first post so long ago, but it’s great to look back on how far things have come.

A Lady in London

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Lady’s Favorite Afternoon Teas in London

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! This week London is celebrating all things afternoon tea, and in honor of the occasion I bring you my list of the best afternoon teas in London.

Afternoon Tea at the Corinthia in London

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Lady in London Bridge

The view from the Shard is like no other in London. The 72nd floor observation platform is the highest in the city, and from up here London resembles a sprawling toy town. The trains and boats are Brio, Tower Bridge is a miniature model, and even the Gherkin—London’s most famous skyscraper—is dwarfed. I can’t take my eyes off the view, especially that of London Bridge.

View from the Shard in London

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Lady Gets a British Passport

Exciting news today: I finally got a British passport! It’s been seven years this month since I started the UK immigration process, and today it’s finished. I couldn’t be happier.

British Passport

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Lady at the Commonwealth Games

I’m speeding through the Scottish countryside on the train from Glasgow to London. To my right are fluffy sheep, to my left big bovines. The hills are covered in pink wildflowers, and I have a serious urge to stand up and sing something from The Sound of Music. This is only partly due to the beautiful scenery, though. It’s mostly due to my excitement about the time I’ve just had at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Glasgow Central Station

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Lady at the Whitstable Oyster Festival

There’s nothing I love more than a summer day by the sea. If that sea happens to have an abundance of delicious food in it, all the better. That’s why I spent yesterday at the Whitstable Oyster Festival in Kent.

Whitstable Oyster Festival

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Lady’s Photos on BBC Travel

Exciting news today: I’m going to be tweeting and Instagramming about London for BBC Travel! From next week, I will be sharing my photos from around London on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Chinatown in London

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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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