Tagged with London

Walking Tour of Wapping

Walking Tour of Wapping

On a freezing cold morning, I found myself walking around derelict spots of east London in a bid to uncover hidden secrets about my home borough, Wapping. I don’t want to give away all the surprises but The Bill,  The Battle of Cable Street, Tobacco Dock, Graham Norton and News International all featured heavily…as well … Continue reading

From St Katherine’s to The Angel – a London walk

From St Katherine’s to The Angel – a London walk

The first few weeks of 2016 started off pretty quietly for me, with a self enforced health-and-fitness/teetotal/mindfulness/any-other-buzzword you can think of, pledge to be a better person after the excesses of, well I could say Christmas but in reality it was all of 2015. As luck would have it, January also brought me plenty of SUNNY days! … Continue reading

The 12 Days of Eatmas

The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow! On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat… 25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, … Continue reading

London, shaken not stirred

London, shaken not stirred

I’ve been busy lately, and poor. And that can only mean I have been getting out and exploring London. Of course there is never a shortage of activities going on in this incredible city – from the totally touristy to the hyper hipster, it’s quite easy to spend all one’s spare change on culture, food, … Continue reading

The walking commuter: Fleet Street

The walking commuter: Fleet Street

Like most dwellings in central London, ours came with a completely ineffectual and nasty looking shower. When the landlord graciously agreed to renovate and we were left with no shower facility for about six days, I had some early adventures to the gym every day to get my money’ s worth of my extravagant membership fees. I … Continue reading

Finally facing my Waterloo

Finally facing my Waterloo

I moved to a new house about a month ago smack bang in the middle of Waterloo. I like this area, it’s impossibly close to the city (20 minute walk to work, my commuter colleagues couldn’t resent me more!), the Thames and all things nice in between. Edgy yet touristy; bustling but peaceful; hip, rough, modern and vintage … Continue reading

Tired of London…

Tired of London…

…tired of life! This week I have done a range of London activities with my Naomi that have reminded me I will probably always be a tourist here, which is a wonderful thing. I’ve also eaten a lot of Asian food, become the Cinderella of the vermin world and not done nearly enough study…good week. It started … Continue reading

Putting the ‘thongs’ in dipthongs.

Putting the ‘thongs’ in dipthongs.

I’m just a trainee, but I’m finally teaching English again. The most exciting part is that the school is just off Drury Lane. Muffins! I feel quite ennobled to be completing my Celta in London at International House. The school is massive and reputable which means hopefully someone will give me some real lessons when I’m finished. … Continue reading

My Nan’s London

My Nan’s London

Before my grandma made the long, arduous and sea-sickness inducing boat trip from England to Australia, she spent her childhood in North London. And so, after speaking to her about some of her memories, I decided to go and seek out a few of the spots she used to visit. I journeyed up to Tottenham and Nan’s … Continue reading

January Blues

January Blues

I am watching a BBC Attenborough show and I’m almost in tears because the chipmunk we have followed all through Autumn has now had his entire acorn stash decimated by an older, sneakier rival. How will he survive the long, cold winter? How will I survive the long, cold winter!? January tends to do this to people … Continue reading