Winter is here. London’s frosts are growing thicker every morning, and the sun is setting earlier each day. If you’re traveling to Britain this season and want a local’s advice for what to carry in your bag, here’s my essential winter packing list for London. These 6 items will help you pack efficiently and hit the ground looking like a local.
Christmas is coming! Signs of the season are popping up all over London. From wreaths to trees, lights to skating rinks, the city’s on the path to its annual Christmas extravaganza. And because London does so much for it, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 5 reasons to love Christmas in London.
A few months ago I wrote about how to spend 1 day in London. And because some people spend more than 24 hours in the UK capital, I thought it would be a good idea to write another blog post to share ideas for a longer trip with you. As such, today I bring you A Lady in London’s itinerary for 2 days in London.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love photographing London’s side streets. From the mews in Kensington to the cobbled lanes in Hampstead, I can’t get enough of the city’s quiet corners. And since I know a lot of people like exploring them as much as I do, today I bring you my guide to the prettiest streets in London.
You can’t get more central than Soho. Right smack in the middle of London, the buzzing atmosphere and non-stop entertainment put it squarely in the heart of the city. But sometimes Soho gives me too much choice. Do I eat or shop? Drink or dance? And above all, where? So today I’m distilling this London neighborhood into a manageable set of places to love.
Chocolate Week starts today! If you read my blog post about October food festivals, you’ll know that this is one of the 9 big food weeks in London this month. Since I’ve been known to indulge my inner chocoholic, today I bring you A Lady in London’s top picks for chocolate in London.
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.
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…
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.