London Life

24 Dreamy Mews In London That We’d Really Love To Live On

Fill your feed with cute houses on a tour of these beautiful mews! Think of a typical London street, and one might come up with the major thoroughfares: Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus. But step away from the shopping streets and into the the residential areas of West and Central London, and you’ll find […]
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The Stunning Kensington Roof Gardens May Reopen This Summer

Kensington Roof Gardens may reopen later this year – it’s a 2021 miracle! 2018 was a memorable year for a number of reasons. England somehow made it to the World Cup semi-final, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot and Kensington Roof Gardens closed their doors after nearly 40 years! The famous West London […]
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The UK’s First Muslim War Heroine Has Been Given A Blue Plaque In Bloomsbury

Noor Inayat Khan lived an incredible, albeit tragically short, life. Numerous as London’s blue plaques are, an embarrassing few are dedicated to women – and an even smaller number commemorate women of colour. There’s a long way to go in redressing the balance, but at least one historical oversight has been corrected this week, with […]
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This Side-By-Side Comparison Of London Filmed Almost 90 Years Apart Is Seriously Moving

Visit London in 1927 and compare it with the London you know and love today. Thanks to film shot by cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene in 1927, as well as film shot by London-based director Simon Smith almost 90 years later, we have been blessed not just with a trip down memory lane, but also a look into […]
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8 Hard Lessons You Need To Learn If You’re Going To Survive In London

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and it takes a tough cookie to really nail this London lark. But don’t worry, we’ve got ya. Here are eight things you’re gonna need to learn… 1. You’ll discover your feisty side and it might not be pretty. You’ll always be in a hurry, but other people won’t […]
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22 Of London’s Loveliest Little Pleasures

We asked Londoners what they considered to be London’s ‘little pleasures’. We often mock London for being too expensive, too rainy and too miserable – but when it comes to it, we’ll defend this place until we die. I gathered the thoughts of various colleagues and friends to compile a list of the little things in […]
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The Regent Street Monorail (And Other Crazy London Ideas That Almost Happened)

London’s had its fair share of cockamamie schemes over the years – and not just when Boris Johnson was mayor. Not all of these wild plans saw the light of day, though – until now. The keen Photoshoppers of Barratt Homes have brought some of London’s historic proposals to life, and we’ll admit it, they’re pretty damn […]
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Explore Hampton Court Palace’s Gardens With These Lovely, Peaceful Videos

We all need some peace and tranquility right now. So, what better way to achieve this than a calming video (or two) courtesy of the currently untouched gardens of Hampton Court Palace? Transporting yourself to the beautiful swathes of colourful plants could keep us stress heads relaxed anytime. (Featured image: @meganh278, Instagram) It would be […]
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