‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and everything felt strangely calm. For the first time ever I had done all my present shopping and even wrapped most of them too, leaving a whole Sunday to find more of that festive feeling. I’d organised a last-minute catch up with Vanessa after realising we were both free to snap our way around London, which when added to the evening tickets I had for Carols by Candlelight at the…

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Hasn’t it been lovely to finally enjoy some summer temperatures recently? Us Brits love nothing better than a heatwave to fire up our conversations, awkward silence is filled for a few minutes longer and those tricky Instagram captions are sorted for at least a few days (if not a few weeks thanks to #TBT and #Latergram). But when we’re not talking about the weather, we’re very happily enjoying it and rooftop antics have become almost obligatory during a London…

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Lumiere London has captured the capital’s attention and it’s the event everyone seems to be talking about right now. As I’m on social media quite a lot, it’s hard to tell just how widespread the excitement is so I’ll hand over to Visit London to explain what the festival is all about: “Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, for four evenings in January [14th – 16th] a host of international artists…

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It’s 1888 and terror sweeps through an impoverished East London as five women’s lives are taken by a brutal unidentified killer. Fast forward to a chilly evening of the Halloween weekend in 2014, East London is a hub of creative and financial activity, but the infamous killer known as Jack the Ripper remains unidentified. James and I join a tour to find out more behind the area’s murky past…. At Aldgate, we meet our tour guide…

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One thing I am often guilty of is being reluctant to travel across London as it feels too far away. Mad really when I’ve survived a 24 hour coach journey across the Australian outback, 27 hours of flying from Christchurch to London, and the city’s public transport being pretty good compared the the rest of the UK! So I when AXS asked if I fancied a tour around The O2 Arena followed by seats at Micky Flanagan, I shook off my…

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