The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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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.

Technicolour Dickens

Technicolour Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum

Think you know your Dickens? He’s poised, sombre, a mass of Victorian beard and he looks a little worn out, right?  But you’ll be thinking your Dickens again after touring Technicolour Dickens, a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum which brings him full throttle into the glossy age of technology. The celebrated author also…

What’s on this week in London 6 to 12 July

Londoness Loves 6 – 12 July

It’s London Art Week, some of London’s major museums re-open and there are still plenty of free and fabulous concerts and talks to view online. So, who’s still humming those punchy tunes from ‘Hamilton,’ and wasn’t Mad King George da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da? Pick of the Week…

what's on this week in London 29 June

Londoness Loves: 29 June – 5 July

This is the week, folks! Restaurants and pubs can re-open, museums will be dusting down their artwork, and you can finally have a proper one-on-one with your hairdresser. And as Americans celebrate their independence on Saturday, we Brits can enjoy a little post-lockdown sigh of relief with one of America’s greatest theatrical exports. Have a…

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…

what to do in London after lockdown

London After Lockdown: the first thing these Londoners will do

As our capital eases out of slumber, it’s time to start planning what to do in London after lockdown. Parks, schools and offices are slowly reopening, and non-essential shops, cinemas and museums are poised to follow suit. Picnic mania may have hit the capital, but many of us are yearning for our restaurants and pubs,…

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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