Secret London – 6 Insider Spots that Locals Love

Beyond the well-trodden tourist destinations, London is full of insider spots that locals love. We’ve rounded up six secret London locations you need to know, from houseboat havens and foodie finds to a brilliant bookshop and unexpected museum. We’ve also got luxe London Perfect vacation apartments just a stroll away – ideal inspiration for planning your next trip! ... Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day: Romantic Spots in London

England’s capital may have an elegant classical look, steeped in history, but beneath the formal façade beats a passionate heart. Tap into the city’s seductive side with our selection of the most romantic spots in London. Enjoy the romantic inspiration for future trip planning plus find ideas for recreating the London love at home this year. ... Read More

What to See and Do in Kensington Gardens in Every Season

One of London’s much-loved outdoor spaces, Kensington Gardens is beautiful to visit any moment of the year. While many visitors only think to visit the gardens in the summer, locals in London know what an incredible gift it is to have Kensington Gardens right at their doorstep. Join us on a tour through Kensington Gardens to savour its beauty throughout the seasons! ... Read More

A Taste of the UK: Maddy’s Simple British Meat Pie with Biscuit Topping

When our kids were growing up, my cooking goal was to stuff the maximum number of vegetables in a single dish. Philippe, however, loves meat and his goal was to make a roast/stew/steak or other into the main ingredient. We compromised, but I usually won out on the vegetable part. ... Read More

Cheers! Here’s how to Create British Happy Hour at Home

Whether your tipple of choice is a pint of British ale, an icy gin and tonic or a refreshing Pimm’s cup cocktail, London’s version of happy hour is very happy indeed. Recreating a British happy hour experience at home couldn’t be easier, especially because there are no hard rules around it—it’s all about personal preferences. Like other apéro/aperitivo rituals around the world, drinks and nibbles are involved. ... Read More

Before and After: The Devon Apartment! Plus Tips for Remodeling Small Spaces

I love before/after remodeling stories as much as I love introducing guests to Paris and London. Readers keep asking for more of our remodeling stories, and I’ve been working on this one for a long time! ... Read More

Don’t Miss the Spring Blooms in Kensington and Chelsea

Oh, to be in London now that spring is here! And Kensington and Chelsea are among the most magical areas in the city in which to enjoy and marvel at the floral extravagance. Here are some of our favorite locations where you’ll be certain to witness the glories of spring blooms. ... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Pancake Day In London

A day devoted to eating pancakes? Yes, it really is a thing! All across the United Kingdom—and other Commonwealth countries—Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is celebrated by eating pancakes. Here, we’re taking a look at the history and the story behind this fascinating feast-day tradition and showing you how you can enjoy it today. This is everything you need to know about Pancake Day in London. ... Read More

4 of the Most Photogenic Flower Shops in London

The British love of flowers is on passionate display throughout London in its charming flower shops and their exuberant displays, which spill out onto the pavements and street corners. Rainbow shades of luscious cut flowers in tall zinc buckets, bouquets wrapped in bright ribbons and miniature house plants entice passersby to stop for a closer look and, of course, a photograph! Here are four must-see flower shops in London. ... Read More

Why You Should Visit London During London Fashion Week

With a bustling fashion scene that ranges from high street to haute couture, London Fashion Week is one of the most important dates on the global fashion calendar. Taking place twice a year (in February and September), London Fashion Week features the work of over 250 designers, but you don’t have to be a fashion-world insider to enjoy all the action. In London, the public is actually invited to join in via citywide celebrations and special ticket packages. Here’s how to make the most of London during its most stylish week. ... Read More

Where To Get Glammed Up For Valentine’s Day in London

With cute, cozy pubs and gorgeous parklands designed for hand-in-hand strolls, London is the perfect city for romantics. There’s no better excuse than Valentine’s Day in London to plan a night on the town or just a lovely day out (there are plenty of sweet activities to enjoy like afternoon tea and river cruises). Whether you’re pushing out the boat at one of London’s most romantic restaurants or just cuddling up on the couch in the perfect apartment built for two, these salons and spas will have you looking and feeling your best. ... Read More

Where to See the Earliest Spring Blooms in London

One needn’t to wait for April to experience breathtaking displays of spring blooming flowers in London. As early as the first week of March, cheery yellow and white daffodils, dramatic crimson camellias and luscious pink magnolias are brightening up the city’s parks and streets. From Buckingham Palace to Regent’s Park, from The City to Kew Gardens and residential areas in between, the stark tones of winter are replaced with bursts of color. ... Read More

A Look Inside the York House in Kensington: A Serene Sanctuary

Set on a quiet lane just off Kensington Church Street, the high-spec York apartment is one of our very best Kensington apartments. Laid out over four floors, this well-dressed sanctuary sleeps six with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s ideal for families with older children, especially since it’s nestled away on a peaceful street but still close enough to enjoy the best of what London has to offer. Here’s why you need to stay. ... Read More

Here’s How to Celebrate Chinese New Year In London

London loves to celebrate, and Chinese New Year—the festival celebrating the new year in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar—is a major party in the capital. In fact, it’s the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia. Visitors are welcome to join in with all-day entertainment, including a parade with Chinese lions and dragons, which is one of the main events. Here’s how to celebrate Chinese New Year in London. ... Read More

Retail Therapy: Inside the January Sales in London

London is one of the best months to visit London. It’s not too crowded and the weather is relatively mild—especially compared to most European capitals. Also, the shopping is fantastic. Yes, there’s great shopping to be had all year round, but London’s January sales make the city that much more attractive to fashion-forward bargain hunters on the prowl for the latest goods. Here’s where to go to get the best deals… ... Read More

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