Christmas in London – Ice Rinks

Somerset House Ice rink

  Ice skating is one of my favourite Christmas activities; there’s just something wonderfully romantic, festive, and fun about it. There are so many incredible options in London when it comes to ice skating, some with great extras like disco nights, sports or themed sessions. So I’ve put together a list…

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Best Christmas Markets in London

Covent Garden

With just a few weeks to go, it’s officially time to be excited about Christmas, and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the holiday season is London! One of my favourite things about Christmas in the capital is the abundance of markets: gorgeous gifts, hot snacks,…

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The best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the UK

Oktoberfest, image by Leigh Wolf

One of Europe’s favourite celebrations, Oktoberfest, is almost upon us: this year, the event runs from 20th September to 5th October. Described by Wikipedia as the world’s largest funfair, Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held annually in Munich. Although the festival involves amusement rides, funfair games, and vast amounts of…

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Photo Friday – Millennium Bridge

Lovelocks, Shard

  I took this shot a couple of weeks ago on a gorgeous clear day in London. Recently, the phenomena known as ‘love locks’ have started to spring up on the Millennium Bridge over the Thames (opposite St Pauls). I was pretty pleased with this shot, capturing the Shard in…

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Christmas in London – Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

In the run up to Christmas, I always find myself wishing I could visit a European city like Vienna or Brussels, and explore the traditional Christmas markets which always look so beautiful and festive. Since I can’t afford to do that this year, I’m settling for another British Christmas –…

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Carter’s Vintage Steam Fair

Carter's Steam Fair - Chairs

Given the weather and the fact that my boyfriend had to work all weekend, I thought my Sunday would be a total wash out. But, determined not to spend another entire day indoors (thank you, rainy English June), I decided to go out for a walk to explore my local…

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland


After posting about London Christmas fairs and markets for a whole month, I have been itching to go to a few myself. I can’t get enough of these super-festive events; wooden stalls, fake snow, mulled wine and chocolate covered waffles, what could be more Christmassy? Last weekend I visited three,…

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