The Trading House, London

Although I love eating out in London, sometimes everywhere feels a little… samey. The same quirky fonts are used on the menus, the same ‘much loved – much Instagrammed favourites’ areĀ on offer and the decor is that familiar shabby chic look that we all know so well. So, when you come across somewhere unique – it’s definitely something to write home about. Or in my case, blog about. Introducing The Trading House. With just two branches, in Glasgow and in London, the self confessed ‘peculiar and eccentric’ independent chain has a surprise round every corner. Twinkly fairy lights which tumble…
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In My Wardrobe:

MI + ME, St Pancras

As one of the busiest stations in the UK (if not potentially, the world), the last place you’d expect to find a rather tranquil, quirky cafe is St Pancras. Filled to the brim with chain eateries galore, it offers a pretty unexciting selection for passing traffic and regular travellers. However, every cloud has a silver lining, as they say. I recently visited The St Pancras Hotel’s very own Gilbert Scott restaurant, with incredible fine dining cuisine and a wonderful atmosphere (this review can be read here). It was the perfect place for a really special kind of reunion and situated…
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The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras

I pass through St Pancras every time I venture to London because it’s where my train pulls in, however usually – it’s always a fleeting visit on the way to somewhere else. I’ve never fully appreciated the magnitude of the station itself, the architecture and the various bars and restaurants dotted around, hosting couples, groups and families catching up after hopping off their trains. It’s an absolutely amazing place, especially the St Pancras Hotel – which I have visited once before for afternoon tea (incredible) – and I was keen to discover more about what the station offers visitors who…
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In my bathroom:

The Snug, St Albans

Although my blog is named after the UK capital itself – and many of my reviews feature venues in and around Central London, the place I actually live most of the year is about 15 miles north. The city of St Albans is a lovely place although up until recently, fairly quiet. It’s a commuter residence really however in the last few years a number of really amazing restaurants and bars have popped up, making it a great place to come for an evening out as a standalone. One of these aforementioned restaurants is The Snug, located in the heart…
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Wernher Restaurant, Luton Hoo Hotel

I’d been eager to return to the Luton Hoo since my last visit (which you can read about here), when I was lucky enough to spend a night in a grand suite fit for a princess. A beautiful tranquil, luxurious but welcoming hotel, you feel like royalty from the moment you step inside – and sometimes, all you need is to be pampered – especially if it includes good food. I recently found out that I got a 69.8% average in my second year at University, which as you can imagine, I was delighted about – as this term hasn’t…
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