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48 Hours in London: A Perfect 2 Day Itinerary

With so much to explore, 48 hours in London is barely enough time to scratch the surface. However with some careful planning, it’s possible to catch a taste of what this marvelous city has to offer. London is definitely having a moment right now after being named the best city in the world for 2023, and after living in London during Covid, I…

Top 10 Places to Travel in 2023

Update: The Best Places to Travel with Kids in 2024 is now available.
Travel can be a great way to escape the stresses of daily life and recharge your batteries. Whether it’s a beach vacay or a cultural trip, ditching your routine can help you relax and regenerate. Travel in 2023 will depend on a variety of factors including personal interests, budget, and…

Visit Buckingham Palace – London

EDIT September 8, 2022 – Surreal to be in Buckingham Palace to write this blog post, then watch the news unfold of the Queen’s passing in the afternoon. To be standing in the Blue Drawing Room hours before King Charles III gave his speech is a surreal and momentous part of history. I am grateful to the Royal Collection Trust for this opportunity…

Maggie’s Club London – The 80’s are back!

Maggie’s Club London is back with a bang, after undergoing a facelift while it was closed during the pandemic and it’s totally rad! ‘Video didn’t kill the radio star’ at this 1980’s retro nightclub which is located in the heart of Chelsea.
‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, so after a day of birthday celebrations…

The Art of Banksy Exhibition – London

The Art of Banksy, is the world’s largest exhibition of privately owned Banksy artwork being showcased in a huge warehouse space in Covent Garden, London.
Banksy is one of the most famous street artists in the world, yet he’s managed to keep his identity a secret. His face has never appeared in public photographs or on television, and he’s…

10 Best Museums in London

If museums and culture are your jam, you’re in luck. With over 170 museums in London, there’s something for everybody, and the best part is the majority of them are free.
It was difficult to choose my ten favorite museums in London, but here goes (full disclosure, I haven’t visited all 170!)
1. British Museum

I absolutely love the…

Pop Up Screens: Immersive Cinema in London

Are you looking for something fun and ‘Covid safe’ to do this holiday season? I think I may have just the activity for you. Pop Up Screens have launched their immersive cinema festive season, beginning with the ‘Forbidden Forest Cinema’ just in time for Halloween, and ‘Christmas in the Snow’ to celebrate Christmas. Pop Up Screens are one of…

Up at The O2 (London) Climb

Since we are living in London for a few months, we are determined to explore this beautiful city inside and out. We were excited to have the opportunity to tick something off of our London Bucket List… we were going to climb ‘Up at The O2.’
The O2 is a large entertainment district located right next to the river Thames on the…

Afternoon Tea in London: Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English tradition of sitting down around 4pm for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. The taking of afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon since her evening meal was served around eight o’clock, leaving…

Cahoots: A Playground for London Scoundrels!

I have finally finished my 14 days of self-isolation after arriving from the USA, and I was gagging to hit the streets of London (safely of course). I was excited for our first real date in SIX MONTHS and planned to visit Cahoots in London for some ‘tipples and treats.’ Cahoots is a 1940’s themed pub hidden underground beneath the…