Lately a lot of people have been asking me how long to spend in London when they’re traveling. It’s a tough question to answer, not least because I’ve been here for over 10 years and I still feel like there’s more to see. But if you don’t have a decade to visit the city, you can still pack a lot in. Today I want to share my thoughts on how much time is a good amount.
When it comes to travel, I always take the places closest to home for granted. I’ve spent a lot of this year traveling long-haul, from Asia to Central America and the Caribbean. But sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that places nearer my shores are just as worthy of visiting. Today I’m getting that reminder as I start the first leg of my twin-city visit to Normandy in Caen.
I love a good pub. Whether it has a sunny beer garden for summer afternoons or a cozy fireplace for winter evenings, I revel in these oh-so-British spaces. Over the years I’ve discovered some pretty watering holes in the city, from historic gems to floral-fronted beauties. If you want some ideas for where to get your fix, today I bring you 17 of the best pubs in London for aesthetic style.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a day in London than exploring one of the city’s many neighborhoods. Today my wanderlust has brought me to Richmond, one of southwest London’s most beautiful areas. From a leafy park full of deer to a riverside walk packed with life, this is one of the city’s loveliest villages.