Apparently today is National Gin & Tonic Day. I don’t usually celebrate such days here on the blog (there seem to be a number of G&T celebrations…), but as it’s one of London’s most iconic drinks and a favourite tipple of mine, it gave me a good excuse to think of a way to share last week’s trip to Sipsmith’s Gin Distillery. My friend Lyndsay and I have been trying to fix a date to catch up… View Post

After almost seven years of being a London dweller (*gulp*), you’d think that I’d have every major event in the diary and have worked out how to make the most of them by now. But despite learning a few lessons about whittling down the enormous list of places to visit during Open House London last year, the weekend came out of nowhere. I’d hardly taken a look at the list, let alone thought about entering… View Post

It’s Thursday, which means I’m getting pretty thirsty for the weekend. Are you? Most of my weekend will be spent trying to choose where to go for this year’s Open House London and getting in a bit of chill time to myself. But tomorrow night I’m hosting a small cocktail party with some friends and it reminded me that I needed to tell you about Seymour’s Parlour. A much more decandent lounge than my own, offering delicious… View Post

There’s so much I could tell you about St Paul’s Cathedral, where do I start?! The invisible protected line of sight that shapes the new buildings that continue to be added to the city’s skyline? Its immense scale that will never fail to make my mouth drop a little in awe? A history that spans over 1,000 years? Well I’m going to take the easy route and just go back 350 years to 1666, a date we should… View Post

Over the last few years I’ve been enjoying day trips out of London more and more. After getting my city fix Monday to Friday for almost 7 years now, hopping on a short train somewhere adds a breath of fresh air to the weekend and forces me to take a slower steps and unwind. I’ve had Cambridge on my list for years, it’s only an hour away from London by train so I can’t believe… View Post

I’m always reflective around my birthday. It’s pretty close to what was (and still is for many!) the school year so that sense of an opportunity for a refresh starts to come to mind. It’s also a marker for a new year just for me and a chance to look back and see how things have gone. I wrote about turning 30 last year and I was inspired by Becky’s post to write about what actually being in my 30s has felt… View Post