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est. 2007

Category Archive: London babies and kids

The 12 best places for kids in London – from toddlers to tweens

I get asked a lot of questions about the best places to go in London. And one question that keeps cropping up time and again is where to take kids. I visited London and travelled around the UK several times throughout my childhood – when I was two years old and when I was 10. […]

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Shopping in London: Ben Pentreath

‘Ben Pentreath’ could very well be a byword for all things splendid and in very good taste, because his eponymous shop, in London’s Bloomsbury, is a veritable treasure chest of the most covetable things for your home. The shop was a wee favourite of mine when I worked at Time Out London, and whenever I […]

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Wee find: Merci Liberty collection

Oh, how I wish I was in London right now. I've got loads of things to tell you since arriving back in Sydney (I'm just starting to thaw out after Britain's coldest winter in 30 years), but right now I've got my eye on – where else? – lovely, lovely Liberty. Right on the back […]

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Wee find: Nathalie Lete puppet theatre

  Here's the latest in French artist Nathalie Lete's painterly goodness: a children's puppet theatre from Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop. I'm just re-discovering this marvellous Covent Garden-based independent toy boutique, which also has a brilliant new online shop and blog. It's so easy to forget about some Londons' speciality shops, particularly if they're located in the […]

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Shopping in London: V&A shop

Over the past couple of years I’ve posted quite a lot about my favourite bits and pieces from various London museums and galleries, but I’ve never delved into any great detail about the actual shops themselves. So naturally, that’s about to change… It’s a given that any gallery-goer’s journey will end in the designated shop […]

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Shopping in London: Courverture & the Garbstore

Courverture & the Garbstore is a rather charming concept store on Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, offering a carefully edited selection of womenswear, menswear, homewares, gifts, toys and childrenswear over three enticing levels. Open since April 2008, it brings together Emily Dyson's shop Couverture with Ian Paley’s cult men’s brand the Garbstore. I was immediately […]

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