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My 6 Favourite Touristy Things To Do in London

I’m lucky that, thanks to my job, I get to do a lot of unique and exciting things in London. Everything from murder mystery evenings to Taste of London, cocktail making and other assorted and decidedly non-touristy London activities. That said, I’ve also ticked off most of the more typical tourist London activities. Whilst not all of these I’d do again (my patience was truly tested by the queues at the Tower of London…), there’s a few slightly corny, unashamedly touristy things that I still love…

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What to do in London when… you want to admire some pretty flowers

For anyone who follows me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you probs should), you’ll know I’m slightly totally obsessed with flowers. Luckily, Londoners (and the Brits in general, really) share my love of these pretty little things and there’s absolutely no shortage of places to find flowers in London. In honour of the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which I had the pleasure of attending last week, here are three places to find flowers in London when you feel like admiring some natural beauty:…

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Visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was at the top of my British Bucket List. I know, it’s official: I’m a 60 year old woman in the body of a 26 year old but what can I say – haters gonna hate. Outside of the quite frankly breathtakingly beautiful blooms, the show had an air of occasion to it with live music, the Chelsea Pensioners all suited and booted and heaps of other attendees dressed in appropriately floral outfits. It was just oh so British and oh…

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Café Liberty

I like to think of Liberty as my true north – much like Daisy and Gatsby’s green light. For some, it’s just a shop (one full of exorbitantly priced goods) so this will sound a bit materialistic and pretentious. Regardless, for me it’s always represented more and my love for it, quite frankly, is unwavering. The first time I ever visited London, I stayed at the YHA hostel down the road. I loved escaping the tiny room to spend hours wandering the store instead, admiring Liberty’s…

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Strolling down Columbia Road

“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde I love flowers. I know it’s a cliche but I really do – they just make me really happy. So you can imagine how excited I was to finally explore the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London – even on a cold and rainy day. Just a short stroll from Old Street, the market is open on Sundays and is best visited either first thing in the morning (to…

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