Workshops

Village People – Hampstead

Village People – Hampstead

No we are not going to burst into YMCA, this is a short journey through one of London’s leafiest suburbs. Hampstead village, an oasis in the concrete jungle of London is a place where the countryside comes to the big smoke. Up market restaurants, high end boutiques, artisan bakeries and ancient village pubs and churches […]

A Magical Mystery Tour of St John’s Wood

A Magical Mystery Tour of St John’s Wood

There can’t be too many pedestrian crossings that are world-famous landmarks. Yet, on the corner of Grove End Road and Abbey Road in northwest London, the zebra crossing that served as the iconic backdrop for the Beatles’ 1969 Abbey Road album is still drawing in visitors from around the globe. It’s an odd experience, visiting […]

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage – The Charm Of A London Hostel

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage – The Charm Of A London Hostel

The word ‘hostel’, I have to admit, gives me the clanging horrors. In my mind I am transported to my student days: dilapidated, mouldy buildings filled with cramped rows of beds; musty blankets; the aroma of feet and worse in the air. Palmers Lodge, Swiss Cottage, sets the clanging to rest almost immediately. Hotels in […]

St John’s Wood – A Trip Around The Suburb

St John’s Wood – A Trip Around The Suburb

The NW8 postcode of St John’s Wood has recently been ranked by Forbes magazine as the fifth most expensive in London, with an average property price of £2 million. An hour spent meandering its streets one Saturday lunchtime made me see why it’s an ideal place to live for successful London families. It wasn’t until […]

Shopping in Swiss Cottage offers everything for Palmers Lodge Guests

Shopping in Swiss Cottage offers everything for Palmers Lodge Guests

This grand Victorian house, Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage, was built in the 1880s for Samuel Palmer of the famous biscuit empire. The building is now utilised as budget accommodation suiting the needs of backpackers and young travellers but to a high standard. In fact it has received many awards including London’s Best Hostel. Nearby shopping […]

Hidden Hampstead

Hidden Hampstead

Hampstead Heath is the place to be to enjoy the leafy suburbs from vintage cafes to ritzy eateries . At every corner, you’ll come across a new find whether that be a stylish patisserie, an antique store or a historic home. Rummage through the antique stores for an unusual souvenir of your time in Hampstead. […]

A Walk Around Kenwood House

A Walk Around Kenwood House

Home to some of London’s largest areas of parkland, tree-lined avenues and stunning views over to the City, Hampstead Heath is a walker’s paradise. The heath enables residents of London to keep fit and healthy on a morning jog or weekend ramble through its gorgeous woods and tracks. And visitors to London, who have shopped […]