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She's now basically an honourary Brit and with much of that time spent in London, it's only right that she got together for a chin-wag with All In London where she shares her...read more
It's the final bank holiday of the year - so you can count on good ol' Uncle All In London to show you the best dance parties around......read more
The beauty about London is you don’t just have to be in the West End to experience great theatre. In fact, if you a look a little further, many off-the-map performances are just waiting to be enjoyed. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleas...read more
A few years ago I wrote a blog about Hampton Court Palace.Last June I went to London again and decided that I wanted to give myself a small Henry VIII holiday. I am fascinated by him for years and I booked some things before I left for London. I saw ...read more
Some time ago I finally had time to visit London again. I visited a few of my favorite spots, but it also had some surprises for me. One evening I returned to my place to stay in Hammersmith and I saw something strange crossing the street. I couldn't...read more
We spoke to fashion boutique Teastained Lil’s founder Alexandra Heywood, who shares her tips for starting a pop-up shop....read more
I just received my first email alerting me to this year’s biggest London Dog Show presented by The Kennel Club. It’s on 8th and 9th November 2014 at Earls Court.
I’ve been along in previous years and recommended the event to lots of people – espec...read more
A friend of mine, who has a professional day job in the City, used to be a leading light in the dark world of graffiti. He also devotes much of his spare time as a volunteer helping disadvantaged young people and sometimes tries to evoke a spark of i...read more
If you missed Lush's recent Gorilla Perfume Gallery pop-up exhibition in the Vinyl Factory, Soho, have no fear… the brand new Gorilla Perfume shop – the very first of its kind stocking only fragrance and the full Volume 3 range from the gallery – has...read more
Fire-eaters, aerial acts, burlesque dancers, magicians, drummers, jugglers, acrobats, stilt-walkers... it's all here....read more
This my friends, is why I love autumn fashion the best.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not wishing away summer. I love the sun more than anything, I just find summer dressing really tricky; generally, my wardrobe for the warmer months is more appropriat...read more
Some of you may have seen my previous post last week about Total Diet Food a brilliant food delivery service I trialled for five days to see if it really was as good as it seemed. With a 1500 calorie a day plan, I'll be honest in saying I was worried...read more
The Horrible History books were a firm favourite for my kids when they were young so I was keen to see how they translated onto the stage. We braved the torrential rain yesterday and walked the short distance from Leicester Square tube station – a li...read more
Gone are the days when lunch meant a boring sarnie - fast lunches can be delicious, original, and healthy...read more
I have to say that the word on the street from the mums’ network wasn’t encouraging. Still, I pottered down to Richmond Theatre to see for myself. The gang of excited little girls aged from two to seven years old all dressed up as sparkly princesses ...read more
He’s the godfather of UK hip hop, having spearheaded British rap since the mid-80s, first as part of London Posse before going solo and collaborating with people as diverse as Bjork, Roni Size and Dub Pistols. He’s also politically outspoke...read more
We speak to the historian, blogger and writer intent on getting us excited about Georgian London....read more
So...I've been using this horse shampoo...and it seems to be doing a pretty decent job...
While the Original Mane 'n Tail did start life as a horse shampoo (no joke...), in recent years it's gained something of a cult status as the go-to hair prod...read more
One of the things I love most about London is that there's never a shortage of
covetable and inspirational fashion exhibitions; as soon as one closes, news of another hits my inbox!
The latest date for your diary has to be a ticket to the new ex...read more
Sorry, I know I'm a bit shoe obsessed at the moment, but wouldn't you be with footwear like this in the shops?
I spotted these Boden beauties and they went straight on my autumn wardrobe shopping list. I find it tricky to find shoes that are that ...read more
With four weeks until I jet off on my long-awaited trip to Ibiza, holiday wardrobe planning is in full swing. Far from the simplicity of a rustic getaway, Ibiza calls for much more planning; as well as a vast swimwear and clothing selection, there's ...read more
Women the world over lusted after the blue satin Manolo Blahniks Carrie married Mr Big in during the Sex and the City movie finale but if, like me, you can't quite justify the £650 price tag there's a pretty convincing dupe arriving on the high stree...read more
With all the media coverage of the trials of sexual predators, parents may be worried about how best to alert their children to the possible danger without causing unnecessary alarm on such a delicate subject.
A former Police officer from Teddingt...read more
Now in its 14th year, this is 50,000 people over two days each summer...Let us take you out! ...read more
Last week I was very kindly offered the opportunity to try out a diet food delivery service and whilst initially somewhat sceptical, I'm pretty darn glad I said yes...
I have tried a food delivery service once before and, while very tasty, I did f...read more
Yes I know, another post where I'm wishing away summer. Sorry. Autumn's my favourite fashion season so I can't help but get overexcited about all the lovely new treats dropping in stores!
The latest acquisition to my autumn beauty look for 2014 is...read more
Just a quick little mini newsflash for your here. Dalston's brilliant Smooth You Town Spa is turning 3 this month and celebrating with a 3 for 2 sale on treatments.
Regular readers might be aware that I'm a fan; I discovered Smooth You a few years...read more
After seeing this urban farm from the train so many times on my way into Waterloo, I was delighted when my daughter said that she’d quite like to visit.
Within five minutes of leaving Vauxhall train and tube station (via a quick cookie stop at Sta...read more
If you‘re looking for something unique, check out what London’s oldest shops have to offer...read more
Any new quality restaurant opening in Tower Hamlets – not in trendy Brick Lane but unglamorous Bethnal Green – is worthy of attention and when the food there is an outstanding as The Typing Room’s you best scoot across town asap and relish the experi...read more
A restaurant in a basement is always suspect – subterranean, possibly claustrophobic, probably arches, bare brick – and Apero is not entirely innocent; a bit hard to find through the hotel and next to the spa but once you find the place, it’s a chee...read more
Tired from walking around Portobello Market in the unexpected hot sunshine, we ventured into this corner (of Kensington Park Road) restaurant which has those window-walls from which a few tables and chairs had spilled onto the pavement and which made...read more
London is no place for ‘backpackers’; it is expensive and lags behind the rest of Europe in providing the type of cheap accommodation that young travelers need to make their money stretch. However, one thing it does have is Belushi’s. The chain of yo...read more
Once upon a time before the 19th century, Leicester Square was a little like today’s Chelsea, patronised only by the wealthy. But then as happens in big cities all this changed, with the aristos moving out and the area falling into neglect until thea...read more
Charlie Hides is the diva impersonator that is taking YouTube by storm. His depictions of Cher, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Joan Rivers and Lady Gaga - who are more often than not feuding with each other - are not only hilarious but spookily...read more
Should one find oneself in the City of an evening or enjoying the trappings of St Paul’s at the weekend, one could do worse than pay a visit to The Happenstance. Situated right in front of the London landmark, the bar cum restaurant, part of the Drak...read more
Was I glad that I took one of my beautiful early twenties friends with me as I discovered that Apres is a place where the young, cool and well-off folk hang out. And whilst there were one or two after work types in suits, most seemed to be in chill-o...read more
Despite being a Twickenham girl and spending most of my time when not in Central London in Richmond eateries, I am delighted to report that I have found my new favourite West London restaurant!
When I heard that the owner and head chef – Jonas Kar...read more
Many years ago I worked on Chancery Lane and after a tough week we would escape into the depths of a former incarnation of Baranis. We loved the dark, cellar brick walls and hidden feel of the place and the intimacy of those cave-like private booths....read more
The most famous quote about London is certainly “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of all life…”, as told by Samuel Johnson to a friend in 1777. Johnson was a huge fan of the city and enjoyed all the debauchery 18th century London had to off...read more
Where is it?
It’s neatly bordered by main roads; Kingsland Road separates it from Dalston to the east, Balls Pond Road from Stoke Newington to the north, and Essex Road from Canonbury to the west. The delights of Hoxton are just south of the Regent’...read more
The question on everybody’s lips: just who is Charlie Wright? Well, Charlie Wright was an old boxing hero from the 1940’s and a local hero in these parts. And since his name was the nickname given to this bar anyway, when they needed a fresh start ba...read more
For those that like to boast about their bar experiences, whether by old-fashioned word of mouth or new fangled Instagramming, the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel will prove irresistible. Forget the history and the rumours of what famous patrons got ...read more