The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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GoBoat, Little Venice, Paddington, London canals, Regent’s Park, canal boats

Merrily we Cruise Along

I always think of Little Venice as the Montmartre of London. It’s picturesque, bohemian, eclectic and soulful. Little Venice is wedged between Paddington’s high rises and grungy Camden, and it neighbours majestic Regent’s Park and London Zoo. And what better way to see all these London gems than by canal, or, to be more specific,…

Summer Exhibition, Flower show, London Season, Summer in London, Summer Exhibition,

The London Summer Social Diary

The Chelsea Flower Show may officially kick-start the London Season, but for me, it’s the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy that gets summer in London off to a rip-roaring start. The world’s largest open submission art exhibition signals a tee off for strawberries and cream, cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and lemonade, racing hats, flowing dresses,…

London in May, theatre, exhibitions, art, Kids in London in May

May Be Baby

May is a see-saw of a month: hot and fiery in parts and wet and wild in others. The parks are starting to groan with sun-worshippers, the pubs are spilling out onto pavements, and I’ve even seen the odd sandal make an appearance (albeit paired up with a backup brolly). May isn’t just about bank…

Queen Bees

It may have rained on Donald’s parade on Friday, but the sun beamed out in full force yesterday for the Women’s March in London.  Come rain or shine, my daughters and I were determined we were going to head down to Grosvenor Square for this historical rally. We thought 20,000 might join us, perhaps even some…

United Nations of Noël

My first Christmases were more Hee Haw than Ho Ho. I spent them in Paris where decorations were subtle, yuletide food was sophisticated and gifting was about quality not quantity. But not chez Roitman, neigh: my tree was stuffed with Cowboy Santa and his fleet of armadillo reindeer; the tree looked like it had disgorged…

Dandy, Gentleman, Men's Shopping, London

Dandy About Town

Bertie Wooster, Beau Brummel and Oscar Wilde are alive and well and living right here in the Big Smoke. My brother-in-law Daniel, who is a Major in a cavalry regiment in the British Army, took me on a Man about Town weekend together with some other Beaus and Berties who work for her Majesty’s pleasure….

What to do in London this Halloween, Ripper, Halloween, Jack Ripper tour, museum

Hello Jack

It’s All Hallows’ Eve, a day for witches and their warlocks, for devils, goblins, banshees, nosferatus and zombies. It’s my favourite tradition of the year, the day when I dream of morphing into a spellbinding Veronica Lake in ‘I married a Witch’ or of riding broomsticks with Julian Sands in ‘Warlock’. Growing up in Paris,…

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