London

The Travel Journo shares the latest posts on London life, covering food, entertainment, events and travel.

13 things I don’t miss about London

13 things I don’t miss about London

When we left London to move to Hertfordshire earlier this year, it must have taken me at least a month to properly feel ‘settled’. …
Festive Fondue & Cocktails at The Churchill’s Vintage London Winter Terrace

Festive Fondue & Cocktails at The Churchill’s Vintage London Winter Terrace

If you read this latest post, you’ll have read about why I haven’t been doing quite so much travelling lately. But a …
Brunchin’ at Boki – Stylish eats in Seven Dials

Brunchin’ at Boki – Stylish eats in Seven Dials

It’s no secret that restaurants and coffee shops in London are like chameleons these days. Hotel lobbies double up as areas for creatives …
Celebrating National Seafood Week at Chamberlain’s of London

Celebrating National Seafood Week at Chamberlain’s of London

If you like fish, and you like a good pun, you may have taken part in #FishPunDay on Friday. it was a light-hearted way …
A Great British Stay at The (recently refurbished) Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

A Great British Stay at The (recently refurbished) Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

You may or may not have known, the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill hotel was closed for most of 2015. That’s because they were …
Things I’ve missed about Christmas in London

Things I’ve missed about Christmas in London

After three months travelling Eastern and Southern Africa, BC and I are in Cape Town and this will be our home for Christmas. While …
Nikkei Supper Club by The London Foodie & Stellenbosch Wines

Nikkei Supper Club by The London Foodie & Stellenbosch Wines

In early December, I’ll be sipping my way around South Africa’s gorgeous vineyards of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl, before kicking back …
A Side of Streatham I Didn’t Know About

A Side of Streatham I Didn’t Know About

Do you explore your local London neighbourhood enough? Until recently I thought I had. But I was WRONG. One Sunday, we decided to have …
Review: A Bistro that cuts the Mustard

Review: A Bistro that cuts the Mustard

It’s not often I hang out in West London, and I could probably count on one hand, the number of times I’ve …
Monday Inspiration with Philip Hammond, Designer Florist for The Dorchester & 45 Park Lane

Monday Inspiration with Philip Hammond, Designer Florist for The Dorchester & 45 Park Lane

This week’s Monday inspiration comes from Philip Hammond, the Designer Florist behind those gorgeous creations at The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane. From The …
Review: The New Cottons Restaurant, Notting Hill

Review: The New Cottons Restaurant, Notting Hill

You know me and Caribbean food, I love it. So when I heard there was a new Cottons restaurant opening in Notting Hill, it …
What’s happening at Taste of London 2016? The Travel Journo Highlights.

What’s happening at Taste of London 2016? The Travel Journo Highlights.

Taste of London 2016 is back again for another year. And after a visit to the opening night last night, I think it’s fair …
Cooking Venetian Cuisine with the Enrica Rocca Cookery School

Cooking Venetian Cuisine with the Enrica Rocca Cookery School

What I love about Italian food is what most people love about Italian food. It’s simple, fuss-free, fresh and most importantly, delicious. And …
Competition: Win Tickets to The London Coffee Festival

Competition: Win Tickets to The London Coffee Festival

This competition for tickets to The London Coffee Festival is now closed. Hopefully it is still useful in providing you with all the info …
Monday Career inspiration: Q&A with Cherry Collins, Creative Director of Grabble

Monday Career inspiration: Q&A with Cherry Collins, Creative Director of Grabble

This week, I’m introducing you to Cherry Collins, the Creative Director of fashion app Grabble. She tells us how she got into a …
Afternoon Tea (or should I say, evening tea) @ Muriel’s Kitchen, Soho

Afternoon Tea (or should I say, evening tea) @ Muriel’s Kitchen, Soho

The first time I visited Muriel’s Kitchen was on one of my first dates with BC in 2012. It was a freezing cold February (…
Guest Blogger Series Q&A: Jess, Eating East Blog

Guest Blogger Series Q&A: Jess, Eating East Blog

It’s Monday morning, which means it’s time for the second week of The Travel Journo’s Guest Blogger Series. For this series, …
Festive Things to do in London this Christmas

Festive Things to do in London this Christmas

In association with London Executive Offices From the lights that twinkle along Oxford Street and Carnaby Street, to the abundance of gingerbread and cinnamon …
You will wince, squeal and laugh your socks off: La soirée is back!

You will wince, squeal and laugh your socks off: La soirée is back!

I saw La Soirée on my birthday last year and I’ve never laughed so much. I’m talking about the smile-so-hard-your-cheeks-hurt kind …
First visit to the Opera: La bohème at The ENO

First visit to the Opera: La bohème at The ENO

In the five years I’ve lived here, going to an Opera has been on my London ‘to-do’ list. I hadn’t quite managed …