The London Restaurant Festival is on this month, and the city is buzzing with tasting menus and chef-hosted events. It’s an exciting time to be dining out, but if I can let you in on a little secret, I often prefer the understated side of London’s food scene. And since people always ask me what the best restaurants in London are, I thought I would take this opportunity to share my favorites.
Sometimes the best thing about London is how easy it is to get away. Don’t get me wrong—I love this city. But when I want to travel it’s incredibly convenient to do so. With train stations galore and roads leading all over Britain, weekend getaways from London are easy.
Exciting news: A Lady in London’s monthly newsletter turns 1 tomorrow! Covering all things lovely London and stylish travel, it’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on in the UK capital and around the world. If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll receive the October issue via email tomorrow. If you aren’t, read on for subscription information…
October is unofficial food month in London. From top to bottom, the calendar is packed with weeks dedicated to everything from chocolate to cocktails, curry to champagne. To help you make sense of all the activity, today I bring you A Lady in London’s sneak peek at 9 October food festivals in London. Get ready to indulge…
I always enjoy traveling, but when there’s food involved I love it. Food festivals are some of my favorite excuses to hop on a plane or train and immerse myself in local culinary culture. Which is why I’m excited to spend an autumn weekend in Wales at the annual Abergavenny Food Festival.
The best things about my home town in California are the hiking trails within a minute’s walk of my front door. They’re the things I miss most now that I’m a city dweller. But thankfully I don’t have to travel far from London to find the same setup. In fact, I’m in Wales now hiking Pen y Fan—the highest peak in south Wales—right from my doorstep.
I like to travel light. So much so that I’m known for never checking a bag. I’ve even been interviewed about it in one of London’s leading newspapers. People always tell me I should write a blog post about how to pack with just a carry-on, so today I bring you 5 tips that will help you master the art.
As a Londoner, it’s easy to forget there’s an England outside the capital. London has so much going on I could stay here forever and never get bored. But that’s no excuse to limit my exploration to the confines of the M25, so I’m rediscovering my love of England’s other cities by spending 24 hours in Birmingham.
I’m obsessed with doors. Everywhere I go in London the doors I come across represent the undiscovered. I wonder what’s behind them and what stories they would reveal if opened. I’ve been sharing a lot of photos of doors on Instagram lately, and from the comments it seems many others share my passion. As such, today I bring you the prettiest doors in London.
One of the best things about London is that each neighborhood has its own personality. No matter what mood I’m in there’s an area to suit it. And not just in the city center, either. Some of the most exciting London neighborhoods are outside Zone 1. If you want to dig deeper into the city’s character, here are 11 under-the-radar London neighborhoods for you to explore.