During the colder months, I always associate Sundays with walks through the park, an endless supply of tea and biscuits (why are Maryland cookies so moreish?!), a hearty roast dinner and some kind of period drama. It was a good way to break up study sessions and it’s the perfect way to relax these days. When Vanessa and I were organising a catch up a few weeks ago, we both agreed that meeting up in…

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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…

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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…

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When I first stepped into the courtyard of Somerset House I couldn’t quite believe how stunning it was. It was back in the days when I’d not longed moved to London and the city’s beautiful architecture made living here every day pretty exciting. In the years that followed, it quickly became a place to visit for exhibitions and of course ice skating in the run up to Christmas (the sight of its ice rink makes…

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Open House London very nearly got missed again this year. It had been on my radar for a whole month but one way or another I completely forgot about it until the Friday before. Luckily, with help from blogging friends on Twitter (thanks Lisa, Emma, Jessi and Carla!) and enough determination to see me through a karaoke hangover, I finally managed to squeeze the annual event into my weekend. If you can’t resist visiting places…

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