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Made in London.

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Follow me and my London Blog for a capital round-up of London's historical, quirky and unusual places. Visit some of city's best museums and galleries, get a supreme peek at Royal London, and grab a seat next to me as I eat my way around London's restaurants.

A tour of Spencer House

Spencer House in Mayfair is one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century architecture in London. The Georgian mansion, which has one of the most drop-dead interiors in the capital, once provided a backdrop for many a glittering soirée. It’s now one of London’s most exclusive venues – the Queen invited all her prime ministers for…

Things to do in London this October 2021

Londoness Loves: Things to do in London this October 2021

October, the month when London suddenly turns into a tapestry of mahogany hues, with spectacular leaf-crunching walks across the capital’s parks and the beckoning of warm chestnuts and toasted marshmallows. October is also the month when London’s cultural scene really seems to be finally coming out of lockdown. Get your boots on, dust those scarves…

NOVA X, Central Saint Martins

NOVA X Exhibition at Central Saint Martins

London is buzzing with all things London Design Festival this week, and part of the offering includes NOVA X, an exhibition at Central Saint Martins which celebrates the past winners of the coveted MullenLowe NOVA Awards – from 2011 to the present. NOVA X showcases some 29 Central Saint Martins alumni from across the product…

Things to do in London this September 2021, what's on in London this September

Londoness Loves: Things to do in London this September 2021

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021 at 08:53 amWondering what to do this September in London? You might need to wrap up a little warmer, unpack that autumn wardrobe and get ready, steady go for getting the kids back to school, but there are plenty of September goings on in London town too. Here’s a…

Waterperry Opera Festival 2021

Waterperry Opera Festival 2021 – Review: The Elixir of Love

Waterperry Opera Festival’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) went out with a bang on Tuesday with its final performance of Donizetti’s opera buffa. Sung in English and performed by a youthful, zippy cast, it was a joy for those of us who were so very grateful to be enjoying a “normal” night of opera,…

MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021, winner

Meet the winners of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021

Every year, the hunt is on for the new masters of the design universe with the NOVA Awards, a ten-year collaboration between MullenLowe Group and Central Saint Martins, one of world’s leading schools in art and design. Last year, it was Sandra Poulson who took home the coveted top prize with her project An Angolan Archive,…

MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 at 02:49 pmRemember that balloon dress that had tongues wagging all over the design world in 2019? The latex brainchild of Fredrik Tjærandsen, it was the overall winner of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards for Fresh Creative Talent, a 10-year partnership between Central Saint Martins and global marketing communications network…

things to do in London this July 2021

What’s on in London this July & August 2021

Last updated on September 1st, 2021 at 03:34 pmAs London heads into July (oh sun, where art thou?) you’ll be pleased to know there will be plenty of things to keep you out of mischief. And as yours truly will be on holiday later this month, the usual Londoness Loves round-up is a bumper issue…

What’s on in London this June, things to do in London in June 2021

What’s on in London this June 2021

Oh it’s good to be back London, and June is the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s a round-up of some of the best things to do in London this June including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera and classical music. And as an extra bonus, keep your eye on my Instagram page early next week…