It’s summer! Or it’s supposed to be. London’s weather has had ups and downs, but my inner Californian is optimistic for blue skies ahead. If you’re traveling to the UK and don’t have room to bring your entire wardrobe with you, here’s my helpful summer packing list for London. Rain or shine, these 6 items will help you travel light and fit in with the locals.
In most cities, summer is a time get outdoors. Then there’s London. While elsewhere people make plans for picnics in parks, we prepare for indoor activities. Which is one reason why it’s worth heading to the new Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at Tate Modern when it opens tomorrow. It’s going to be this summer’s hottest ticket, and I just got a sneak peek…
Sometimes I spend so much time traveling abroad that I forget how much there is to do within an hour of London. But when I get a reminder, I’m amazed at the breadth of things to see right here in England. Today I’ve found myself with 48 hours in West Sussex, there are 5 places I want to visit.
London is in bloom. One of the best things about summer in this city is that the parks and gardens come alive with color. I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors over the last few weeks soaking up the start of the season and exploring the city’s green spaces. To share them with you, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the 7 best summer gardens in London.
Summer has arrived in London, and with it the annual parade of events and openings. The Chelsea Flower Show is behind us and Wimbledon is ahead, but this week the city’s attention is on Hyde Park. Why? Tomorrow is the opening of the annual Serpentine Pavilion in London. Here’s a sneak peek…
I was recently interviewed by the BBC for a special video about the 9 most Instagrammed places in London. It got me thinking about my photos of each one, and how I approach my shots to make my images stand out. If you’d like to make your pictures rise above the rest—or you’re just wondering which landmarks made the cut—read on.
There’s something magical about a castle. Fairytale romances, gallant chivalry, and courtly intrigues pervade the thick stone walls. It’s particularly true of a castle that was home to a wife of Henry VIII, one of the most famous kings of England. I’ve been meaning to take a day trip to Hever Castle for years, and I’ve finally traveled to Kent to see Anne Boleyn’s childhood home in all its regal splendor.
I have a confession to make. I’ve been starting work later than I used to. Not because I’m sleeping in or slacking off, though. It’s because I’ve been on a bit of a morning mission. I would love to say I wake up early to go to the gym, but that would be a lie (and I wouldn’t do that to you!). The real reason might appeal more: I’ve been making my way around the city to find the best weekday breakfast in London. Here’s what getting an early start has shown me…
The English countryside is glorious in springtime. Colorful gardens, adorable lambs, and fresh greenery fill the landscapes in a beautiful effort to make up for the bleakness of winter. Given how much I enjoy the early spring in London, I can’t help spending a spring weekend in the Cotswolds to see the season in an even more magical environment.
The London Coffee Festival starts today! Coffee aficionados across the city are buzzing with excitement over the annual caffeine fest. But even those of us that can’t call ourselves experts can still celebrate. As someone who likes a good coffee but doesn’t know her Ethiopian from her Ecuadorian, I’m paying homage to the festival in a different way: by bringing you 16 of what I consider to be the best coffee shops in London—or rather, my 16 favorites.