East London is traditionally the home of the true Londoner – the Cockney. The area has a colourful past and with its position next to the docks, it has always been a melting pot of nationalities. Jack the Ripper, gangsters, the suffragette movement, riots, and much more have had their time in the East of … Read more
While East London was historically one of the poorest districts in London, its growth of cool hipster hangouts, quirky gastronomic experiences, and vintage markets have pushed the rent up. People have flocked to the area to live and new businesses are popping up all the time hoping to entice people inside. Just when you think … Read more
Britain’s capital is a thriving metropolis home to over 20 million people. With almost the same amount of tourists visiting the capital in 2016, it’s no wonder that London boasts 5 major airports. Although Heathrow and Gatwick are by far the largest of these, Stansted, City and Luton are by no means small and cater … Read more
After moving to London two months ago, I realised I knew very little about the city. Beyond having a basic idea of how to get around, knowing what some of the major monuments are and the addresses of a few good restaurants, my knowledge was shamefully limited. I had no real idea of its architecture, history or what London has to offer its residents.
Harrods Food Hall in London is gourmet heaven. “Oh, I just love the color!” The super chic petite Asian lady, her feet barely reaching the rungs of her stool, unceremoniously grabbed my hand to take a closer look at my signature black nail polish. A conversation about cosmetics and fashion ensued, until my neighbor to … Read more
The Sunday roast revisited Let’s face it – British food has had a pretty bad reputation. Universally known for bland and sometimes boring dishes, the Brits have certainly come a long way, or perhaps the world has finally caught up to them. London and more importantly, Britain is now known to foodies throughout the world … Read more
Mar. 28, 2013, Editor’s note: London’s Ice Bar is no longer the Absolut Ice Bar, but the experience described below is the same! You can learn more about it here. If your travels take you to London during the blistering heat of summer, cool off at one of the city’s trendiest and iciest venues. With … Read more