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Where to go Wild Swimming in London for a Refreshing Dip

Wild swimming in London? I wouldn’t be surprised if you have a few reservations about it. With its enormous physical and mental health benefits, many would argue that wild swimming is the best way to keep fit in the capital, especially in the summer months. But… (there is always a but isn’t there?).  We have …

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Mayfield Lavender: Visiting Banstead’s Blooming Gorgeous Lavender Fields

Oh, Mayfield Lavender.  We have all seen the incredible Instagram shots. You know the ones; the perfectly posed models in fantastic dresses, frolicking amongst the rows of stunning purple lavender.  Twenty-five acres of dazzling lavender will transport you from the outskirts of London into the purple paradise of Provence, France – well, kind of. Here’s …

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19 Brilliant Things to do in London with Kids

Yeah yeah, London’s a cool city – but London for kids? That’s a whole different ball game.  Have you panicked one-too-many times about what to do with the children in the school holidays? Or are you struggling to fill your weekends in the capital? Without proper planning, London with children can be busy, stressful, and …

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Cool Things to do in Shoreditch, London

Hipster cool meets London chic – Shoreditch is one of the city’s most vibrant destinations. Planning to explore? Don’t miss these cool things to do in Shoreditch to help you discover the best of the area. Shoreditch. As a born and bred Londoner, I’ve been known to be a bit dismissive of Shoreditch in the …

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Gorgeous Lavender Fields in London

Are you ready to discover London’s stunning lavender fields?  For around 12 weeks every summer, pockets on the outskirts of London witness a phenomenon. Blankets of purple haze cover the land, and the smell we all know and love fills the air. It’s lavender season.  Now, judging from the pictures, you might think you’re in …

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Visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour (+ Everything You Need to Plan Your Trip)

Love Harry Potter? The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolutely magical day out for children and adults alike. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Harry Potter. You may have noticed that I’m low-level obsessed with both the films and the books. The story that captured our imaginations 20 years ago is …

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20 Must Visit Castles in and Near London

A step-by-step guide to exploring the best castles in and near London. The regions surrounding London are filled with some of the UK’s most impressive castles – and exploring them is a fascinating way to find out more about the history that has shaped these lands. But first of all, you have to know where …

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Time to Discover: The Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Looking to visit one of London’s more unusual spots? The Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Beckenham offers an insightful look at mental health issues in society.  Bethlem Museum of the Mind tackles the reality of mental health care in the UK head-on. Bethlem Museum (sometimes referred to as Bedlam Hospital Museum) stores and displays …

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Cool Places to go Paddleboarding in London

Have you tried paddleboarding in London?  Though some might see the city as something of a concrete jungle, London isn’t all pretty cafes and skyscrapers. In fact there are some pretty cool ways to get your dose of fun… like stand up paddleboarding.  Looking for a new way to scope out the city (and, let’s …

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