Buses, Boats and Beaches – Healthy Holiday Fun in London & Beyond
Staycations have become the new vacations for many of us. In the UK we are finessing how to have the best staycation, whether you live in the city, town or by the sea. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the UK’s buses, boats and beaches.
A New Era in Pet Sitting
New Yorkers led the fashion for professional pet-sitters a decade ago, and it’s now a way of life (and maybe a way to pay for your next holiday) if you try the new, sophisticated apps and websites which cater for you, dogs and cats and other household pets.
London Theatre Returns in 2022
London is home to some of the most beautiful, historical theatres in the world. Faith Bleasdale shares what it’s like to see a show in London in 2022.
What’s It Like to Swim in Hampstead?
The thrill of swimming outdoors in freezing water in Hampstead is world famous. Open-air swimming with the Ladies’ Pond, the Men’s Pond, the Mixed Pond and the Parliament Hill Lido is not for everybody, but devotees love it.
London’s Best Outdoor Pubs
If you are looking for free and easy outdoor pub tables in London, two of the best are in Hammersmith, near the famous bridge and guaranteed beautiful sunsets, no matter if it’s Autumn (blankets available) or Summer. The Dove and the Blue Anchor are part of British literary and television history, with patrons including Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas – and the two stars of Minder. You can picnic here in the local gardens then watch the sun set, or book for a Sunday Roast with water views.
Rooftop Astronomy in London
Watch Saturn and Mars in the sky from the rooftop of this Commercial Road building, with a break from stargazing for dinner in the first floor dining room of The Culpeper Kitchen.
London: Best Secondhand Chanel
A short walk from Victoria London Underground Station in Pimlico, you will find a charity shop with a difference. Retromania sells secondhand at prices better than eBay and has a wonderful bargain basement.
London: Best Charity Shops for Women
How do we define ‘best’ charity shops in a city as big as London? Well, it’s got to be – the most shops, in the nicest place for cafes/bars, in the least picked-over territory, with the wealthiest and most stylish donors.
London: Eating at the British Museum
There is real magic to be found in the museum, though – and it’s hidden on the ground floor.
The Court Café, a family-friendly café is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your Museum visit.
London: Kings Cross St. Pancras Station
Upstairs at Kings Cross St. Pancras train station you will find Sir John Betjeman and a huge, romantic space to wine or dine.