7 British Christmas Traditions For Your London Vacation

7 British Christmas Traditions For Your London Vacation

One of the most exciting parts of traveling is exploring another country, its culture, and its traditions, especially around such a festive time like Christmas. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday season here in London or spending time at home, here are some time-honored British holiday traditions. Grab a yule log or some tasty mincemeat pies and get the fancy party poppers ready. ... Read More

The Finnish Rooftop Sauna At London’s Southbank Centre

The Finnish Rooftop Sauna At London’s Southbank Centre

Heard of hygge? The Danish term for “coziness” is pronounced “hoo-ga” – to be precise. Hygge is best described as a lifestyle, promoting wellness. As the winter evenings start, it’s time get on board with the concept. The temperature may have dropped, but there’s no reason not to feel cozy. When we heard about the one-of-a-kind Finnish sauna opening on the rooftop of the Southbank Centre as part of the Nordic festival running through 2018, we had to investigate.  ... Read More

Floris: Perfumer To The Queen

Floris: Perfumer To The Queen

When it comes to creating customized fragrances, Floris has it covered. The perfumer to the Queen knows a thing or two about it, after receiving a royal warrant back in 1820. Floris offers an array of fabulous in-house scents and a unique bespoke service. A customized perfume session is a thoughtful Christmas gift: choosing the right notes is a complex process, but creating a new, personalized scent is a fascinating experience. ... Read More

British Celebrity Hair Colorist: Jo Hansford

British Celebrity Hair Colorist: Jo Hansford

British celebrity hair colorist Jo Hansford was described by US Vogue as “the best tinter on the planet.” She received an MBE in 2011. This formidable entrepreneur faced skepticism when she launched her hair salon in 1993 – as a woman. It was speculated she would only last three months. After remortgaging her home to start her company, she has now been in business for 24 years. ... Read More

Diana’s Legacy Lives On: The Duke Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Talk About Mental Health

Diana’s Legacy Lives On: The Duke Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Talk About Mental Health

Diana’s legacy lives on in the BBC documentary, Mind Over Marathon, detailing the lives of marathon participants who struggle with mental illness daily. In the documentary, Prince William talks openly about his efforts with Heads Together, his charity with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William. Mental Health is a key cause the trio is passionate about, and is a legacy to the charitable works of the late, Princess Diana. ... Read More

The Most Exclusive Neighbourhoods in London

The Most Exclusive Neighbourhoods in London

London is known for its privileged postcodes. The most exclusive neighbourhoods in London are a whole other world of luxe-living, from 1 Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and the apex of affluent real estate to Princess Diana’s Kensington or upmarket yet trend-led Notting Hill; its all part of the big picture. Read our guide to the cream of the crop. ... Read More

English Hats: An Interview With HM The Queen’s Milliner

English Hats: An Interview With HM The Queen’s Milliner

We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Trevor-Morgan, milliner to HM The Queen, to share with us the inspiration behind her exclusive range of hats, and the creative process behind these much sought-after designs. Rachel’s hard work and dedication to her craft has earned her The Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen! ... Read More

Spitalfields: A Dark History Of London’s Trendy Neighborhood

Spitalfields: A Dark History Of London’s Trendy Neighborhood

From being one of London’s most dangerous slums, to one of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods, the streets of Spitalfields are paved in blood, diverse cultures and some of the best places to shop and dine. Read on to discover more about this fantastic neighborhood and its world-famous history! ... Read More

London Inspiration – The Best Books to Read!

London Inspiration – The Best Books to Read!

London has too many personalities to count, but through the literature dedicated to this wonderful city we can begin to scratch the surface of the real London. Whether you’re planning a trip, have memories of your time here or are simply dreaming of buying that plane ticket one day, come visit London through literature. Here are some of our favourite books about or set in London! ... Read More

Interview with Rachel Vosper – London’s Finest Candle Maker

Interview with Rachel Vosper – London’s Finest Candle Maker

Nothing adds that perfect finishing touch to make a house feel like home better than a beautifully scented candle. London’s top candle maker, Rachel Vosper, chats to us about her luxury London-based candle business. Her delightful store in Belgravia is the perfect place to visit to find that special gift for friends and family – we know you will love the candles as much as we do! ... Read More

Interview with Laura Lee, Top London Jewelry Designer

Interview with Laura Lee, Top London Jewelry Designer

Jewelry designer, Laura Lee, shares her inspiration behind her gorgeous collections, as well as her suggestions for the best places to visit, and her perfect day out in London! Make sure you stop by her wonderful store along Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. ... Read More

Interview with Linda Pilkington, Creator of Luxury Perfume House Ormonde Jayne

Interview with Linda Pilkington, Creator of Luxury Perfume House Ormonde Jayne

Luxury perfume house Ormonde Jayne has created some of the most exotic and sought-after scents in London. We had the chance to speak with the company founder, Linda Pilkington, to discover the inspiration for her exclusive range of scents as well as her favourite London spots! ... Read More

Book Review | Mysterious London in “Dark Fire” by C.J. Sansom

Book Review | Mysterious London in “Dark Fire” by C.J. Sansom

If you enjoy reading about London, then C.J. Sansom book “Dark Fire” is a must read. From the history of London to present day discoveries in the City, we cover it all in our review of Sansom’s mystery. ... Read More

Wonderful London in 1924 & 2014

Wonderful London in 1924 & 2014

Take a step back in time to see the London of the 1920s blended seamlessly into the fabric of modern day London in this aptly named video “Wonderful London” by Simon Smith. ... Read More

Spring Blossoms in London

Spring Blossoms in London

We’re celebrating Earth Day by sharing the beautiful flowers and blossoms that we’ve seen this spring while strolling through Chelsea, South Kensington and Mayfair. Share your spring in London photos with us, too! ... Read More

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