Staycation London – hotel review, Shoreditch

  A couple of weeks ago we received some interesting survey results via Point A Hotels about ‘staycation London’ ideas and why 2019 is likely to be the year of the UK staycation. It all immediately resonated with me.   Like many others, Cooper and I have indeed adjusted travel plans because of apprehension over Brexit.   We’ve paid money [...]

Royal garden party invitation to Buckingham Palace!

Things can happen unexpectedly. Little miracles, if you will – and that’s what I spotted this week when entirely out of the blue, I received an email inviting me to a Royal garden party in London in May! The Queen’s Garden Party, no less. I squealed (fortunately not aloud), and ran over to my colleague’s [...]

Japan House Kensington and the best new things to do in South Kensington, London

We are east Londoners so don’t often venture across the other side of the city on weekends, but we’ve been keen to visit the new Japan House Kensington for a while. Usually we’d stay closer to home to explore, like along the Thames path, or over into the east. This past sunny Saturday we chose to make [...]