After nearly three weeks of traveling, my great British road trip has taken me home to London for a mid-journey break. I have a busy 7 days planned in the capital with teaching, speaking at a blogging conference, and catching up with friends, but I’m determined to explore a bit. And one of the London neighborhoods I haven’t seen enough of lately is Islington.
London has some amazing attractions, but the things I love most are its secret spots. Big Ben gets my heart going, but what keeps me exploring are the hidden spaces that make the capital unique. If you’re like me, read on for my list of 7 secret places in London.
Marylebone was one of the first places I fell in love with when I moved to London. Its chic high street, great restaurants, and independent shops drew me in and have kept me coming back. The area has changed a lot since I first arrived, but it’s still as lovely as central London neighborhoods get. If you’re up for exploring, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Marylebone, London.
Autumn is here, and I can’t wait for the next few months to bring pretty foliage and lots of color. England bursts with bright leaves and harvest hues this time of year, and I always attempt to travel to as many of my favorite fall destinations as possible. If you’re up for experiencing the best of the season, today I bring you 5 autumn day trips from London.
If I had to choose a perfect central London neighborhood, it would be Holland Park. With pretty houses, gorgeous green spaces, world-class museums, and an incredible location, the area is hard to top. If you’re in the mood to explore, today I bring you a lovely guide to Holland Park, London.
One of the most common questions I get asked is “what are the best day trips from London?”. I’ve written about the subject before, but today I want to bring you new locations and A Lady in London’s guide to choosing the right day out for your travel style and personal taste.
Shoreditch has changed. When I first moved to the UK it was the edgiest London neighborhood. Now gentrification has set in and the hipsters have moved north. But there’s still a lot going on in the area, and if you’re as interested in seeing the changes as I’ve been, today I bring you my guide to Shoreditch, London.
London is evolving. Everywhere I look there’s a crane or three putting up a new building or renovating an existing one. And one of the London neighborhoods that has undergone big changes recently is St James’s. Right in the heart of the city, the area has some of London’s longest-lived shops as well as its newest restaurants. If you want to see what’s tried and true or new and noteworthy, today I bring you my quick guide to St James’s, London.