It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the nights dark, and winter is setting in. Normally I don’t get excited about things like this, but when it means London is cold enough for water to freeze on the ground I start to buzz. Because I love getting my skates on, and the city has some amazing places to do it. If you’re feeling the same, today I bring you inspiration in A Lady in London’s guide to 5 of the best ice skating rinks in London.
My favorite thing about this time of year is visiting Christmas markets. One year I flew to Germany for a day just to visit the ones in Cologne. A few weeks ago I made a special trip to Edinburgh for its big markets. And now I’m heading to York to explore the city’s offerings and put together a York Christmas market guide for you.
I love a good Christmas market. Whether it’s a traditional German one, a stylish Parisian one, or a contemporary Viennese one, I revel in their festive cheer. But perhaps the best thing about them is that I don’t have to travel to Europe to find one. The UK has plenty, and they’re getting bigger and brighter every year. So today I bring you A Lady in London’s 7 British Christmas markets that will get you in the seasonal spirit.
Christmas trees are popping up all over London. Everywhere I go there’s a fir decked with lights and baubles. Some are seasonal staples, others new additions to the London Christmas scene, and all are getting me in the mood to belt out carols as I walk down the street. In wandering, I’ve come across a lot of Christmas trees in London, but there are 7 that stand out above the rest.
It’s time for books again! I recently wrote about 21 books to read while traveling and 11 books to read about London. To continue in that vein, today I want to share my 15 picks for books to read in England. I’ve read all of them and I hope they inspire you to travel in the UK and keep you company while you do.
My great British road trip has come to an end, but my enthusiasm for traveling around England and Wales has only gotten stronger since I returned home. If you’re as excited as I am and want some guidance on how to do your own trip, today I want to share my British road trip itinerary with you.
After 5 incredible weeks, my great British road trip is coming to a close. Sad as I am for it to be ending, I’m excited to have saved one of the best destinations for last. I’m spending a day out in Durham, and there’s a lot to see and do here.
After visiting Leeds, my great British road trip continues in the North York Moors National Park. Specifically, in a little village on a big beach. I’m spending 2 days in Robin Hood’s Bay, and I’m so excited to be here.
Today is the 10-year anniversary of the day I moved to London. I know I say this every year, but it’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone. When I first arrived, I never expected to stay long enough to settle in, get British citizenship, and make a living writing a travel blog, but I’m so glad all those things have happened. And after 10 years of living in London, I’m finally starting to feel British. Well, kind of. And kind of not. Here’s why I’m torn…