Category Archives: Attractions

Uplifted in Covent Garden :: Pétillon’s Heartbeat installation

A cloud of 100,000 white balloons, stretching 54 meters in length, is currently looming over the south hall of Covent Garden. For someone who typically loathes crowds (and there is always heavy foot traffic in Covent Garden) I couldn’t resist seeing Charles Pétillon’s Heartbeat installation in person rather than just live vicariously through my Instagram feed. My awe of the luminescent white orbs hanging…

Friday fave :: Druid St Market in Bermondsey

The London food market scene has a new player in town with the recent opening of Druid St Market in Bermondsey. Last Saturday morning, I passed one historic arch after another while making my way towards the market for lunch and a quick tour led by its founder & editor of Toast Magazine, Miranda York.The market was already…

Friday fave :: Somerset House & staircases

Yesterday I found myself with a group of 19 strangers roaming about in Somerset House. Some of London’s best events and exhibitions can usually be found here but on this particular day I opted for … wait for it … staircase porn.I should back track and tell you that I’ve only recently heard of the…

Balancing London life & introvert tendencies

I’m a lazy Londoner.  Chalk it down to my introvert tendencies but if asked whether I’d prefer to go out for a walk around the bustling Southbank on a weekend day or stay in and read I would normally go with the latter.  It’s the sensory overload that throws me most of the time when I’m among…

Friday fave :: The Cultivist UK launch at Leighton House Museum

Among the many hidden gems in London there is one that completely floored me this morning when I attended the UK launch of The Cultivist held at the Leighton House Museum.  Immediately upon entry I was captivated by the wall of Turkish blue tiles and the overall elegance of an entirely different time and place.The Leighton…

Friday fave: London Wellcome Collection

Step into the Wellcome Collection and you’ll be greeted by a bronze statue standing upside down from the ceiling.  You won’t be able to help but laugh.  It just looks so funny standing there!  Within a minute of entering the building I was already pleasantly surprised by the Wellcome Collection.For years I resisted visiting, even though it’s…

Street feasting at London’s Dalston Yard

It’s a balmy 86 °F/30 °C here in Boston today.  While it feels like summer, the color on the trees tell a different story.  Shades of yellow and red now adorn the trees, a telltale sign that autumn is quickly approaching.  I won’t complain though because I do miss the New England fall foliage, there’s nothing quite like…

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