I want to address my personal experience with a task that is not unique to me, which will hopefully be a little insight for others in the same position. Job hunting. In London.
I am a born and bread meat lover, and a steak is a lovely treat in London because it tends to be rather expensive. Therefore I only get it once in a while, and a steak from Hanger SW6 is well worth splurging on. You’re in for a treat, pure and simple.
Water pumps in the city of London were used to provide citizens with fresh water, and could by siphoned off into troughs for animals to drink from. They could also be used by fire brigades to put out fires in the area – fire brigades were for a long time nothing more than a group of men with a horse and cart.
Although the days are getting colder here in London we’ve been lucky to have a few sporadically warmer and sunnier days, so it’s not too late to nab yourself one of these ice creams I featured in my latest video. In fact, I’m heading back to the last place this weekend! Have a look for yourself and let me know if you try any. Continue reading “Instagramable Ice Cream Tour”
One complaint I’ve often heard about going to the View from the Shard is that you pay a lot to go up for a view that doesn’t include the Shard in it – especially as you can nip across the river and up to the Sky Garden in 20 Fenchurch Street free for the same spectacular view.
How Shoreditch does this Shoreditch restaurant look? When I met a friend for lunch, immediately thought “if I had a laptop that lasted more than an hour on its own battery I’d be working here in a heartbeat”. As it is, I can instead enjoy their delicious home cooked favourites like this uber tasty lasagna with pesto and a side salad.
The beauty of London is you can walk down a street and immediately be surrounded by history. Sometimes it’s obvious – a plaque on the wall, a date inscribed in stone, a famous building. And sometimes it isn’t – an unassuming blue door behind which a significant event in British history played out.
I have put together a walking tour of the City of London to hit some pretty impressive historical hot-spots.
Tasty Tapas @ The Bird In Hand, Kensington
Finding a great restaurant on a random road in London always feels like you’ve discovered something that the locals have been keeping a secret. That’s definitely the case with The Bird In Hand on Masbro Road. Inside this refurbished old pub is a modern chic restaurant serving little plates of tapas and pizzas.
Budget-Friendly Bowling and Arcade in London
Bowling is a great way to spend a rainy day in London with friends and family, but it can be hella expensive with so-called “Boutique Bowling Alleys” hiking up the price of fun. However, you can still bag a bargain in 2017 at Rowans Tenpin Bowl in Finsbury Park. This is your classic bowling alley / bar / arcade combo and so can meet the needs of kids and adults alike.
Who’s Trying to Blow Up Hammersmith Bridge?
Hammersmith Bridge is one of the weakest bridges in London, but it is also one of the strongest in its ability to stand up to the many people who have – accidentally and purposefully – almost destroyed it since it was first built in 1827.
Hidden Gem London Bookshop
Daunt Books is the local treasure of Marylebone. Housed in an historic and beautiful Edwardian building, this bookshop seems to go on forever with oak galleries containing second-hand wonders and the shelves extending into the basement.
How To Spend An Amazing Day In Walthamstow
Most people flock to the central Zones of London for something to do, but there is just as much fun to be had in the far reaches of Zone 9.
Did you know there was a Zone 9? Or did I just blow your mind?
Walthamstow is located in the North East of Greater London, the last stop on the Victoria Line. This is a very old town indeed, recorded in 1075 as Wilcumestowe (“the Place of Welcome”). Continue reading “Spend An Amazing Day In Walthamstow”