Since LM was a baby, I have taken him to a few of our best London City Farms. I am grateful for the fact we have so many and that each one has it’s own particular strengths, but are also generally good all rounders. They are mostly also all free too (unless I’ve stated otherwise), … More 5 of the best London City Farms
**We attended this, last Sept 2022 and it’s taken me this long to post- tut tut! However, now spring is coming, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about your festival festivities for the year ahead- and Into the Wild’s early bird tickets are about to sell out! Attending a day festival with a 2.5 … More Attending “Into the Wild” family friendly festival
Little Man and I had a super warm and wonderful time with Mum Club Islington earlier this month. We happened to win our invite in an Instagram comp earlier in the year, and were delighted to attend! Even more so when we both left with big smiles on our faces. We had read the blurb, … More Mum Club Islington
Little Man (LM) and I have tried so many lovely places over the last year and a bit. There aren’t many on our doorstep in North London so we have to travel- you’re used to that living in London anyway aren’t you, and tricky pram rides with a toddler aside, there are so many gems … More 6 of the best places in London, with a toddler, 2023
Where is the best place for afternoon tea in London? Well, it’s one of my favourite questions! Here are some of my most favourite teas that I’ve enjoyed in my favourite city over the last few years. I’ve loved going back and doing a little trip down memory lane updating this. Would I take a … More 9 of the best London afternoon teas
As Little Man has got bigger, we now really LOVE a softplay, (honestly I used to stand there and wonder what all the fuss was about when he was even just a bit younger- it’s finally kicked in what they’re good for, and have I been getting a work out in them too!) We’ve found … More 9 of the best soft play centres in London
(Updated November 2022) It’s been quite hard to get this list nailed to 12, as of course there are sooo many possibilities! I’ve tried to include a mix of the obvious, and the more unique! A couple of bars, places to see, markets, tours! Hope you find my trying to find what to do in … More What to do in East London! 12 ideas to inspire you.
Updated November 2022! I love a cocktail in a special place, and keep an ongoing a to-visit list for places I’m recommended! This list is generally for the more special occasions, where you’ll be paying on average at least around £10-15.00 per cocktail, but you’ll be somewhere very fancy and worth it for that money! … More 13 of the best London cocktail bars
Money money money! London can indeed be pricey, and like anywhere especially if kids are involved! Even so, what I love about the city is not least the free access to many of our main museums, but that there are many affordable indoor options for little kids in London too. If you’re looking for ways … More Top places to go with your kids in London free/under £5!
Updated ideas for you and your family for what to do in London at Christmas, 2022! There is no place in the world like London at Christmas! And there is so much you could possibly do, as always, it’s so exciting. There’s certain personal things I like to tick off during December. How about you? … More 9 ideas for Christmas in London with kids!
London offers so many unique and wonderful date ideas! All 5 of the ideas below are ones I have personally tried in recent years, and therefore thoroughly recommend. So if you are looking for date ideas in London, read on! The Royal Opera House It’s a spellbindingly beautiful building, in the heart and hubbub of … More Date Ideas in London!
Taking Sonny as a tinier baby to art galleries in London was a big thing for me. Particularly because I wasn’t sure how he was going to behave, and had overriding, anxious concern that the gallery staff would be snooty, and tut and sigh all over us. I was worried the spaces were going to … More 5 London Art Galleries to take your baby/toddler to!
(AD- PR Invite- all views my own) We had the most loveliest of visits to the very sweet, and perfect family museum, the Postal Museum, which is just a quick 15 minute walk from Kings Cross station. It’s a very lovely day out for special family time, and one to add to your agenda if … More The Postal Museum- have you been yet?
During our recent break to Spain, I purposefully took time before and at the start of the holiday to unsubscribe from more of the 1 million and 1 emails I have over the years signed up to (I don’t think I need McFly updates anymore funnily enough) as part of an ongoing declutter/relax/create more mindfulness … More 3 minute musings: post holiday reflections! What does time mean to you?
(AD-gifted) London Transport Museum is a museum I’ve walked past 100 times in the beautiful market area of Covent Garden but never been to. Sonny and I were so excited to get to attend recently, as part of a gifted experience, and tick if off our “must see” London list! First of all, environment is … More Our day at London Transport Museum
I feel ashamed to say, there are some moments I take for granted this world and boy that I had dreamed of. In the sleep fog I think I forget, or in my internal laments that we cant see my mum as I’d like to, or access London as I’d like to, all those Covid … More 9 months of being a lockdown mum
Since the start of lockdowns last year, I’ve been concerned as to how independent business owners would survive. Indeed many haven’t and continue to close, but many have been lucky to weather the storms, and need our continued support where possible. I decided to start a #followfriday #supportlocal #supportlondonbusinesses post on my Instagram page (find … More Supporting London Independents
It isn’t only that when you are on local only restriction that you realise how much love you have for a place, but it certainly helps! I know I’m not the only one feeling the same way, and I’m constantly writing little lists of where I’d like to get back to, or try for the … More 10 London venues to visit post lockdown
Spitalfields, which encompasses the areas around Liverpool Street and Brick Lane, is by far one of my favourite London areas. I love the carefully preserved Huguenot housing streets which exist from the early 18th century as part of London’s then booming silk weaving industry, the multiple bars and restaurants, the markets available and the amazing … More Guide to Spitalfields
This is the alternative guide for those who have been to London a few times and done the classic and much touted London tourist attractions, and also those who know London well/fairly well, and are looking for more London inspo! Of course at current, all of these will be closed due to national UK lockdown, … More My alternative London highlights guide!
For a variety of reasons, I still prefer to travel with someone and Sonny is just over 5 months old. We have done small solo trips locally, and a couple of longer rail ones, but largely it manages my anxiety of Sonny’s dislike of the pram by having someone with us! On the positive, we’ve … More How to prepare for travelling with a baby in London
Here are some of my favourite teas I’ve enjoyed in my favourite city over the last few years! I’ve loved going back and doing a little trip down memory lane when writing this. Latest addition to this post is October 2020, and will be added to continually. 1. Claridges, Bond St, https://www.claridges.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/ Visited: a very … More 6 of my favourite London afternoon teas
If you’re looking for extra special brunch suggestions, read on! Post added to October 2020, and I’ll be striving to update it all the time! Brunch is my favourite part of the day, and I love finding new places in London to visit. Here are my top London brunch favourites so far! Dalloway Terrace I’ve … More London’s best brunch venues!