London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping and the chic borough of Chelsea, located in leafy, upmarket southwest London is one of the best areas for shopping. It boasts countless luxury brand names, boutique shops, top-end eateries and hidden gems! The main shopping street is King’s Road which runs right through the heart of the neighbourhood, with Sloan Street, Sloan Square and the Duke of York Square also some of the best places to shop in Chelsea. There are designer boutiques fit for the royal family, as well as affordable high street fashion offering something for every budget and style! Here is our guide to shopping in Chelsea!
Afternoon tea is one of my favourite dining experiences. It really doesn’t get much better than a light meal of delicate sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam. Afternoon tea became popular in the 19th century in the UK and Cambridge is an afternoon tea hot spot! It’s impossible to visit Cambridge and not enjoy a traditional afternoon tea which is part of the city’s culture! There are so many amazing cafes and restaurants in Cambridge and here are 10 of our top picks for afternoon tea.
Paddington is a cosmopolitan and vibrant area. It has many hidden gems to be discovered, from royal parks to Little Venice and charming canals, quiet garden squares, unique bridges, historical buildings, plenty of places to eat and stay and of course, it’s famous, friendly bear! Here is our pick of things to do in London’s Paddington district.
Every summer in early July, half of Britain turns out to watch their most beloved sports tournament: Wimbledon. It’s a tradition that dates back 141 years to a time when the rackets were made of wood, tea time was treated like a rite of passage, and lawns were reserved for royalty. Today, things have slightly changed but it is more popular than ever and here are our picks of how to enjoy Wimbledon if you can’t get a ticket!
Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges has recently completed their amazing renovations and now offers the most luxurious, stylish accommodation in the region. Guests at the hotel will love the stunning Hamptons inspired architecture, unbeatable waterfront location and views, the wonderful new Boathouse Bar and Restaurant and of course the highest level of service and amenities. The resort offers an amazing coastal escape which will leave visitors wanting to return again and again.
London has one of the most iconic and beautiful skylines on the planet. It also has some of the best rooftop bars in the world! With fancy cocktail menus, incredible photo opportunities, live music and gourmet bar snacks, there is a rooftop bar for everyone! Some of the best views of London’s historical buildings and monuments are from the rooftops, with most open all year round (with snug heating in winter of course)! Here is our pick of the best rooftop bars that London has to offer.
British music festivals are known around the world for their creativity and for bringing some of the biggest names in music to the UK! Music festival-goers are spoilt for choice in London, especially during summer as the city hosts a wide range of festivals, with something for lovers of every genre! Here is our guide to London’s music festivals this June.
Travel has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have parents that took us on holidays every year and we explored a lot of the East Coast of Australia when we were growing up. I am glad Mum & Dad waited to take us abroad until we were an age that we would remember and really appreciate it. Since my first overseas trip I’ve been lucky enough to explore more than forty countries across six continents and have so many incredible memories from these adventures that will last me a lifetime. Here are some of my favourite travel memories from a lifetime of travel and we’d love to hear yours in the comments!
Whilst Londoners don’t usually sweat through long hot summers, they do get at least a few weeks of wonderful summer sunshine and the occasional heatwave! Once the weather warms up, people become so much happier and you really can experience the best of London! After work drinks spill out into beer gardens, ice cream shops pop up on every corner, rooftop bars and parks become even more appealing, you can BBQ outside and even take a dip in one of London’s pools, lidos or ponds! Here are our recommendations of what to do on those beautiful, hot summer days in London.