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.
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.
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…
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.