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est. 2007

Category Archive: London babies and kids

How to find the perfect gift from London

What’s the perfect present to take home from London? That’s the question I answered recently for The Club, the digital travel magazine for members of the British Airways Executive Club. My brief was to find the best presents from London for your parents; a friend; your lover; a child; and yourself. Naturally, I recommended that […]

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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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