The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (henceforth referred to as Kew Gardens) is one of those places around London that you see posters for, and hear about, but due to laziness, never really make that big of an effort to get out to. So when it was suggested by a friend that we head out […]
The UK has a special place in my heart. I had an amazing opportunity to move to the UK with work and live there for a couple of years. We lived in Swiss Cottage and had highs and lows adjusting to life in the UK. This category contains many posts from our time there.
When I first arrived in London two years ago, fresh off the plane, I needed a coffee. I made my way through Heathrow and went up to the first coffeeshop I saw and scanned the menu. Cappucino, Latte, Espresso, Flat White (“whatever that is” I thought)…but no just..coffee? Yes that’s right. There’s a severe dearth […]
There is no point to any of this. That’s the main takeaway from Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons exhibition, titled “Now” at Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in south London. Hirst provokes strong reactions from many in the art community as a profiteer, turning art into a purely commercial function. Is this the case? I wouldn’t know, […]
Whether you live here or travel through here you will feel the pinch. London is expensive. But that doesn’t have to stop you from having a good time! As we’ve discussed before there are plenty of ways to enjoy London on a budget. But when it comes to getting a drink or two (or three) […]
Waking up to an espresso martini is a great way to start a weekend. Maybe not so much during the week but a Saturday is perfect and when you purchase VIP tickets you get these for free on entry into the lounge. Also, if you plan on going next year, VIP may be worth it […]
It was Vice News, of all outlets, where I first saw the reports coming in about Paris being attacked. The fact that at least 12 had died in terror attacks across the city shocked me, and as word spread that they were in the Bataclan holding the place hostage, the dread of that number increasing […]
Night Tales is part of the phenomenon of “pop ups” happening in London at the moment, where temporary installations are set up to house food, drink, and dance venues. For their most recent venture, Night Tales is bringing Tokyo to London with Tokyo Nights. It runs from 19 October to 19 December. So how does it […]