Today is an exciting day for me. It’s the 11-year blog anniversary of the A Lady in London blog. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m thrilled to say that this has been my best year both personally and professionally. I also have another exciting announcement, so read on for the news.

11-Year Blog Anniversary

11-Year Blog Anniversary

But first the blog anniversary. When I started this blog in 2007 I never expected it would be anything more than a hobby (that’s all most blogs were back then).

But transitioning it from a way to keep in touch with people back home when I moved to London to a full-time job has been incredible. I’m so happy to get to do something I love every day and call it a career, and I’m proud of the business I’ve built along the way.

I’m also grateful to you for your support over the last 11 years. I couldn’t have gotten to where I am without you, so thank you for all your encouragement, comments, likes, shares, and more. It has meant so much to me.

Exciting News

In other news, I’m excited to announce I’m officially putting down roots in London. I’ve spent the last few months buying a flat and I just got the keys last week. I’m delighted with my new home and glad I’m making London an even more permanent residence than it’s been for the last decade.

Buying a flat in London makes me feel as British as my British citizenship ceremony did. Now that I’ve done it, I’m happy to be able to assure you that there will be lots more London content on the A Lady in London blog for years to come (and lots of travel content, too!).

In the meantime, I have boxes to pack and champagne to toast. Here’s to another 11 years and beyond!

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62 Comments on Lady Celebrates 11 Years of the A Lady in London Blog

  1. Double congratulations! Cheers to my favorite and one of the most inspiring blogs I was happy enough to discover at the beginning of my own blogging adventure! To many more good news!

  2. Congratulations on your new home! I am looking forward to the MORE content on London!!!!!!!! I wish I could move there, if it were easy I’d be there in a heart beat!!! I’d love to see a post on what suburbs are the best to buy, rent or invest in! Thinking for the future!!!!! I had the best 3 weeks of my life in england and I want to be there when Big Ben is fully complete. I’d love to get involved somehow but just not sure when I live so far away! In the mean time I will just keep watching British shows to keep the momentum going! I had SO much fun on the Trafalgar tour! The poor people on the bus had to put up with my excitement!!!!! Haha! Would definitely stay at The Cumberland again!

  3. Hey, congratulations on both fronts.

    Yes, it is a great city we had a superb 10+ years there but haven’t missed it greatly since we left. Might be because I worked in tourism so got somewhat over ‘Londonened’.

    Cheers to the future! C&K

  4. I really luv your blogs..though Im not a permanent resident of London..but I visit London quite often.. I always read your blog before I plan my trip to UK:)
    Thanks and congratulations!!

      • How did you get to stay? It is impossible to get a visa! I live in the US and going through immigration at Heathrow every time I visit is usually very unpleasant. This time I was asked if I bought my own ticket! She even looked up my daughter, who has dual citizenship, to verify I wasn’t lying. I was so insulted!

  5. Congratulations, Lady! I’m happy for your achievements. Your blog has helped me a lot every time I visited the UK, so keep it up! A big hug from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  6. Wow – this is great news – congratulations on your new flat and British citizenship! Though I was born in London I left as a toddler when my parents moved to Canada and never thought I’d want to live there. Now that our kids have flown the coop we have been fantasizing about living in London.

    We started visiting London back in 2015 and now I’m hooked! Your blog and Instagram account have helped to feed my passion for the city. But as I’m still very involved in my full-time career in Toronto, it makes it difficult to make the decision to move to London.

    It would be wonderful if you did a post or series on the options for buying a flat in London.

    Once again, congratulations and all the best to you!!

    Sharon in Toronto.

  7. Blessings in your new home and many more years of all the discoveries that London has to offer I love all the walks you show and hope to someday do some of them again. What a city! God bless you and keep on blogging!

  8. Cheers on the new flat!
    Thanks for the effort you put in with posting new content…lots of pics and little anecdotes and tips. Love em 🙂 Hope your years ahead in London will have lots of happy memories. I’m a bit of a latecomer to your blog (started visiting in 2016 after coming across a packing tip post) but i still enjoy reading it today.
    Wishing you lots of happiness and success 😉

  9. Congratulations, Julie! I’ve been a fan for the past 11 years and the predecessor Xanga! Though you have a more solid footing in London I know there must be CA in your heart! Looking forward to reading about the adventures to come.

  10. Congratulations on your career, your Citizenship AND your new flat!! A Trifecta!! I love and save so many of your blogs – not sure why, I’m sure I could get to them through archives, but I just want them all handy! I love London and I just don’t get there often enough! I just came back from a week in Paris – and that isn’t too bad, either! ha ha! Why do I go to Europe, everyone asks – because people are out and about and there is always a great energy! Lovely!

  11. Congratulations on your blog anniversary and your new flat!! I bet it felt super British-y, I had my citizenship ceremony in April and can definitely vouch for the Britishness of them haha.I don’t know if it was singing the national anthem or the tea and biscuits afterwards that really topped it off

    Jenny

  12. Wonderful news Julie! Having your very own place is the greatest feeling ever and it’s in the best city in the world – yay!
    Happy anniversary for the blog and here’s to the next 11 years 🤗

  13. Congratulations on 11 years of successful blogging and on your new home. I am new to this blog and look forward to many, many insightful journeys.

  14. Ooh, how exciting owning a piece of London real estate! Thrilled( and maybe a little envious) for you.
    Also big congratulations on your blogging anniversary, your hard work shows up in every post.

  15. Congradulations on 11 years. As an American who loves to read about the beauty of London I am so glad I found your blog. When, and if, I come back to England, and London, I will be writing down all of the beautiful places to go that you have brought into our thoughts.

  16. 11 years, Congratulations on several things…your blog, living in London buying a house in London….woo hoo….I just got to 2 years …never thought I would either….again huge huge congratulations….

  17. I miss England every day. I wish I had stayed. Congratulations on your purchase. IMHO, London is the greatest city on earth. I lived there for 3 years and didn’t see everything. Now there is so much more to see! Love you blog. Well done.
    Christine @ The Northern Star

  18. Wonderful news on all counts! Congrats! Buying a flat in London has to be tricky because for one, it’s so expensive here! We’ve been here 2 years now, and just renewed our UK visas for 3 more years. Happy to call London our temp home and follow your musings to see what else there is to see here. 🙂
    Cheers from Battersea

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