Westminster isn’t exactly under the radar. With Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, this London neighborhood is one of the most visited in the city. But there’s a lot going on in the area besides the main attractions, and today I want to share some of my favorite things to do in Westminster with you.
It’s time for another London itinerary. My London travel guide series has been a popular one, and today I want to continue the tradition. I’ve shared my ideas for how to spend anywhere from one to six days in London, and now I want to share my 1-week London itinerary with you.
I love a good cafe, and when that cafe is pretty I love it even more. London has no shortage of coffee shops and cupcake places, but a few stand out for their decor and design. I find myself seeking them out and returning to be inspired by what they’ve created. If you want to revel in the beauty of these pretty cafes in London, read on.
I can’t believe this is my first time in Peckham. I’ve meant to explore this London neighborhood for years, and I’m only now getting around to it. I’m glad I’ve finally taken the time, though, because there are so many things to do in Peckham that it’s going to take a few trips to pack them all in.
I didn’t move to London for the weather. This city has a lot going for it, but the climate isn’t always ideal. Then again, no place is perfect. I’d rather have gray skies in London than sun in some other parts of the world. And rain isn’t the worst thing, either. So if you find yourself wondering how to spend a rainy day in London, here’s a quick guide to help you out.
It’s a quiet morning at London’s Columbia Road Flower Market. The traders have finished setting up their stalls and the blossoms are warming in the morning sun. Most shops have yet to open, but the scent of coffee drifts from a cafe window. I wander the street, taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the calm. This is how I start my perfect Sunday in London.
One of my favorite travel memories is a day I spent in London en route to Kenya. I was living in San Francisco at the time, and had an 8-hour layover in London between flights. I met up with a friend and we had a great time exploring the city before I continued my journey to Nairobi. If you find yourself in the same situation, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to spending a long layover in London.
I love books and I love walking. There’s no better way to combine my passions than walking to London’s bookshops, reading rooms, and other literary locations. If you’re the same, today I want to share my self-guided London literary walk and map with you.
Dating is tough. Whether single or in a relationship, I scramble for date ideas at the last minute. Or struggle to find romantic places in London. Or just give up entirely. But I’ve found some good inspiration over the years, and today I want to share 9 date ideas for London.