The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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Londoness Loves: 22 – 28 June

It’s National Picnic Week, folks, and as summer has well and truly moved into London, now is the time to head outdoors with the Pimms and the cucumber sandwiches. There is still plenty to see online, and there are also exciting post-lockdown events you can start booking now for next month. What’s on in London…

17 quiet and scenic picnic spots in London

Having trouble finding a quiet picnic spot in London, courtesy of lockdown and with restaurants off the menu? We all know the usual al fresco hangouts: Regent’s, Hyde Park, Richmond and St James’s Parks, as well as Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Kew Gardens. But there are also plenty of smaller or more unusual green…

Charles Dickens London

Tales of my City: Charles Dickens’ London

This week marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death. The celebrated author shares his London secrets with me and tells me how Queen Victoria is a big fan of his acting. Dick – do you mind if I call you Dick? I do. But you may call me Boz. What is your go-to pub?…

Tales of my City: Beau Brummell’s London

As London revs its engines to re-open after lockdown, I speak to the famous English dandy Beau Brummell. He shares his favourite London secrets and tells me how he would like to have tea with the Duchess of Cambridge. Where do you buy those exceedingly good cravats? I like to shop in Regent, Bond, Jermyn,…

Winston Churchill’s London, Churchill locations in London

Tales of my City: Winston Churchill’s London

In celebration of VE Day 75, Winston Churchill shares his favourite London hotspots, the first thing he’ll be doing after lockdown and how he wants to meet Sir David Attenborough. This is the first in the series Tales of my City, where I interview a ghost of London past. A flight of fancy, these are entirely…

Lockdown 2020 – A note of gratitude to the creative sector

When the UK hunkered down into social hibernation in March, a new kind of warrior emerged: our NHS staff, our shopkeepers, delivery and public safety personnel, together with our ever-cheerful postal staff and rubbish collectors, became the nation’s knights in shining armour. More recently, the country fell head over heels in love with a 100-year-old…

Lockdown Culture

This week’s lockdown culture

Welcome to your weekly dose of online lockdown culture where you can stream the best arts and entertainment during self-isolation. Get free theatre, opera, ballet, classical music, free access to virtual museums and galleries, and more. This Week’s Lockdown Culture Favourite It’s Shakespeare’s birthday on Wednesday 23 April! Here are a few ways you can…

entertain yourself at home during Coronavirus

How to entertain yourself at home during self-isolation

Are you stuck between four walls and wondering how to entertain yourself at home during Coronavirus self-isolation? Beat the social distancing blues with cinema streaming, some classic laugh out loud books, and keep company with websites and podcasts which will add colour to your world. Listen to some soothing classical music (with plenty of free…

what’s on this week in London: 9 March to 15 March

Things to do this week in London: 9 to 15 March 2020

Things to do this week in London: 9 to 15 March 2020. Are you ready for a mammoth week, London? With so many new openings and goings-on, this promises to be a whopper of a week in London’s cultural calendar. Handel in London With the London Handel Festival in full baroque swing, it’s time to…

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