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.
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.
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.
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.
I often get asked where is the best area to stay in London. The difficult thing about that question is that there’s no right answer. London is huge, the attractions are spread out, and every neighborhood is unique. So in order to help you narrow it down, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to where to stay in London based on your style. I hope it helps you find your perfect London neighborhood.
You have no idea how long I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post. I’ve been telling myself to write a City of London guide for years, but there’s a problem: it’s intimidating. The historic heart of London has so many layers and secrets that I always feel like it’s too big to tackle. But that’s changing today.