London city guide

London city guide

Fabulous things to do this spring in London

It’s official, my darlings: spring is finally here! Spring in London is always highly anticipated, but never more than in 2021. This season, we will slowly watch as the days get warmer and longer while the restrictions are eased, ushering in what will hopefully be a summer to remember.  So, exactly when is spring in London? Most people in the UK go by the astronomical seasons, which change slightly every year. This surprised me when I first moved to London, as I […]

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A book lover’s literary staycation UK (guest blog)

No matter their budget, health, age or location, book nerds like myself are always travelling the world without actually getting out of bed. So how about adding a literary staycation UK to your travel bucket list? With the right author and book, you can go wherever you like, from gilded castles to golden beaches, deserted islands to capital cities. There is so much to do and see in the UK, meandering your way from Scotland all the way down to […]

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Queer guide to polyamorous London

If you’re beginning to explore the wonderful queer world of polyamorous London, then here’s my guide to all the dating apps, events, podcasts and parties that you’ll probably want to know about. I’ve been active within London’s polyamorous community for two years, so I’m still new to it myself and will keep updating this list as I come across exciting things I think you should know about. While this list is obviously London-centric, it’s also useful for a lot of […]

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Seriously sexy things to do in London

Whatever your tastes and quirks, there is something to stimulate everyone’s desires in London. From art deco swimming spots and warm oil play parties to naked men reciting stories and practising yoga, this city is truly a treat for the senses. So leave your inhibitions at home and venture out with your favourite partners (or even by yourself) to try some of these sexy things to do in London. Please note: as some of the events and venues below are […]

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Review: ABBA Super Troupers exhibition

The new ABBA exhibition opened today in London – so, of course, I had to go. My love for the Swedish supergroup is undeniable. Having been a campy queer teenager in Australia when Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert were released, I feel like their music almost unavoidably forms part of my identity. So, I was very excited when I saw that the new ABBA Super Troupers exhibition was opening in London this month. Having missed the Southbank […]

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Fabulous things to do in London this autumn

Are you visiting London this autumn? Or a local looking for the best that your city has to offer over this fabulously festive season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Judy Garland to Travis Alabanza, there are so many fabulous things to do this autumn in London. So, when does autumn (or fall) start this year? Most people in the UK go by […]

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Review: easyHotel Old Street

The recently refurbished easyHotel Old Street is a budget 3-star hotel located near the Barbican in East London. Having reopened its doors in July 2019, this new-look hotel is housed in a redbrick building with arched windows right on Old Street and contains 89 rooms, which are mainly double/twin. I stayed here for one night in August 2019 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, I’ve included my own images […]

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Fabulous things to do in London this summer

Are you visiting London this summer? Or are you a local looking for the best that your city has to offer now the sun is (finally) out? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Peaches’ new variety show to my Lipsync1000 grand finale performance (!!!), there are so many fabulous things to do in London this summer. So, when does summer start this year? […]

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Review: Kip Hotel Hackney

Open since early 2016, the Kip Hotel is a budget 2-star hotel located near Hackney Central in East London. Housed in a new-build property just off the high street, this hotel has 105 rooms, which vary from single rooms to eight bunk beds to a penthouse. I stayed here for one night in December 2018 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, I’ve included my own images below. If you […]

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Review: The East London Hotel

Open since summer 2018, The East London Hotel is a budget 3.5-star hotel located near Bethnal Green in East London. Housed in a new-build property in a bustling area, this hotel has 161 rooms, which are mainly all double and twin rooms plus a couple of family rooms that sleep up to four people. I stayed here for one night in January 2019 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, […]

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Review: Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

Open since early 2017, the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is a budget 3-star hotel located near Old Street in East London. Housed in a new build property on a quiet street, this hotel has 181 rooms, which are mainly all doubles and twins plus a couple of single rooms. This property is one of a number of Point A Hotels in London; the budget hotel chain also has other locations in Kings Cross, Canary Wharf, Westminster, Paddington – plus […]

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Fabulous things to do this winter in London

Spending this winter in London? Or simply looking for some fabulous things to do during this icy season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the busy UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Cate Blanchett at the National Theatre to feminist topless raves, there are so many fabulous things to do in London this winter. So, when does winter start this year? Most people in the UK go by the astronomical […]

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Fabulous things to do in South London

South London’s fabulousness may not be immediately apparent to a newbie, but you just need to scratch the surface to see the wonders it has in store. It’s not as showy or in love with itself as the other parts of the city, but I would argue that it is the real London – it’s authentic beating heart. And thus, you can find some of its best and longest-running clubs and venues here. So here are my recommendations for fabulous […]

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5 Feminist exhibitions to see this weekend

If you’re feeling inspired by the incredible Women’s March that happened around the globe last Saturday, then here are five feminist exhibitions you should go see this weekend. From Riot Grrrls in Chicago to Guerrilla Girls in London, you can delve into the history and the future of the feminist movement – and see some damn good art too. If you know of any other events happening this weekend that celebrate everything Trump stands against, comment below and share the […]

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Fabulous East London locals’ guide

I clearly remember the theme tune to EastEnders from my childhood; it was only shown in Australia until 1991, long before Dame Barbara Windsor graced its screen, but that song still made an impression. Little did I know that I would end up spending over a decade living so close to its fictional location. This part of town has changed enormously since I arrived in London nearly 13 years ago but I still love it. From Whitechapel to Walthamstow, each area […]

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Fabulous local: Iain’s guide to East London

I can’t imagine being more proud of my (not so) little brother Iain. He’s always been such a dude, even as a little kid: the chilled-out one you could always rely on, with the sweetest temperament and big smile. Not much has changed since he grew up, except that he’s become the hardest working person I know – and thankfully all that effort has paid off. He was nominated for International Bartender of the Year in 2016 and the two […]

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Fabulous local: Viks’ guide to Peckham

When I think of South London, I think of Viks. She embodies all the good things I associate with this side of town: real ale, awesome politics, and a big-hearted authenticity that would be impossible to replicate. She’s lived in Peckham/SE15 with her wife, Pudds, since 2005 in houses filled with Lego, flat caps, bicycles and a tortoise named Archie – and has been a shining light in my life for the past 8 years. If you want to experience […]

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Where to find the best brunch in South London!

If you don’t live south of the river, you’ll definitely need some recommendations if you heading there for brunch. Here are some great options worth checking out if you’re after the best brunch in South London. Looking for fun things to do in South London? See my full city guide here! Rosie’s Situated just outside of the hectic hub of Rye Lane, Rosie’s is a quintessentially South London cafe. The original Rosie’s was opened in Brixton 12 years ago by […]

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Fabulous South London locals’ guide

London is such a huge metropolis that venturing to a part that you don’t live in can feel like visiting an entirely different city. I’ve been an East London girl for the past decade, which means I rarely head South unless it’s to hang out with one of these babes below. So I thought why not ask them for their insider knowledge? So here is my South London locals’ guide from some seriously fabulous locals. All of these tips are […]

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Heddon Street David Bowie exhibition review

I was super excited to visit Cancer Research UK’s charitable exhibition in London about David Bowie yesterday. Curated by the V&A, Fame, Fashion & Photography brings together the work of renowned rock photographers Denis O’Regan and Chalkie Davies plus fashion photographer Tony McGee. The exhibition is only running for 12 days and an online auction is currently live, allowing you to bid for every piece with all proceeds going to the charity. Here’s my David Bowie exhibition review. David Bowie died of […]

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