A non-smoker who loves to laugh... (and binge on travel, food, movies, fashion, and theatre...). Find me on Twitter @gtvlondon
Diving Into the Swimming Ponds of Hampstead Heath in London
London is one of those cities that seems to make you work hard to discover some of its best features. The men’s swimming pond at Hampstead Heath is one of those hidden parts of London that you really need a bit of local knowledge to experience.
Aachen, Germany: A Travel Guide
The small German city of Aachen hasn’t necessarily captured the imagination of travellers, but by train it's incredibly accessible and the kind of destination that makes an interesting day-trip whichever direction you are travelling across Europe's vast rail network.
Dear Donald… It’s Okay, I Feel Scared Sometimes Too
Mr President, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate at the minute. I’ve never thought of the Presidency of the United States as being an easy job, but I’m sure the reality of what’s required must be fairly overwhelming.
A Fiesta of Spanish Restaurants in London
Barrafina — Drury Lane, Covent Garden Barrafina is a small chain of tapas restaurants in London. I'm often at the Drury Lane outlet in Covent Garden before heading to the theatre. It's a small space, generally jammed full with people, but the friendly and efficient team behind the counter effectively manage the queue for seats and keep everyone plied with drinks and snacks. The food they're serving is modern, fresh, and delicious.
Paint Your Face and Be Part of an Ancient Pagan Festival In England
The time of year now designated as the beginning of May has long been an occasion for the celebration of seasonal change in northern Europe. The end of the winter and the beginning of the warmer weather that would lead to summer.