The thing I enjoy most about travel blogging is helping people plan trips. Whether its through my blog posts or via my travel planning services, I love helping my readers have a richer experience in London or abroad. And because one of the most common questions new visitors ask is how to spend 1 day in London, today I bring you A Lady in London’s itinerary for 24 hours in the UK capital.
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…
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 will travel for food. For me there’s no better way to get to know a city than through its cuisine. Hot and spicy or rich and buttery, the dishes of a destination tell the story of a place through their aromas and textures. I was recently in The Hague on assignment with Lonely Planet, and while there I took a food tour of the city. It got me thinking about similar experiences I’ve had, and today I bring you 8 of the world’s best food tours.
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.
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 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.
I love a good pub. One of the most exciting things about moving to London was discovering all the great pubs in the city, from the famous boozers to the local secrets. But over the years I’ve discovered that the English don’t have the pub market cornered in London. Given the city’s amazing diversity, there are pubs here from all over the world. And given a Swedish pub in Marylebone just launched last week, I figured now’s a good time to share 8 international pubs in London that are perfect for homesick expats, adventurous locals, and curious visitors.