There’s something romantic about a castle. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a place where castles were only in fairy tales, but I’ve always thought these medieval fortresses were magical. Since moving to the UK I’ve visited as many as I can, and it’s been amazing to see them in real life. If you feel the same way, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 11 picks for the best castles in England.
When I moved to London Shoreditch was the city’s capital of cool. All the edgiest bars and restaurants were there, and it was the place to go for a night out. But a decade on, other London neighborhoods have challenged the area for that title. Notably, Hackney. This area to the northeast of Shoreditch has been home to hipsters for a while now, and they’ve brought all things trendy with them. I’ve been exploring this part of the city more and more, and if you want to do the same, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 7 things to do in Hackney.
Do you ever buy something and completely forget about it until right before it expires? I do. I was going through my wallet recently and realized I have an annual National Trust pass that’s about to go off. I picked it up in the Lake District on my road trip in England and Wales last year and it slipped my mind when I got back. But finding the pass motivated me to look for National Trust London properties I could visit before it was too late, and I discovered that there are a lot more than I thought.
It’s film time once again. I’ve gotten great feedback from you on my blog posts about British films set in London and Scotland, so I want to add England to the mix today. I’ve written about 15 books set in England, and now I’m excited to share some of my favorite movies with you.