Gatwick Airport

Staying at Yotel: Gatwick’s First Capsule Hotel

My quest for cheap travel is often at odds with my North London address. I don’t live anywhere near an airport and a bargain flight normally means a pre-9am departure and/or a post-10pm return, often resulting in me being utterly…

London

A Tour of the Meantime Beer Brewery, Greenwich

There’s very little pressure like getting into a new relationship and having to celebrate your new bloke’s birthday a few weeks in. You can plump for a generic meal out to celebrate or take a wild stab in the dark…

London

Codebreaking and Cocktails at The Bletchley, London

Throughout my childhood, I went on approximately 18 million school trips to Bletchley Park. It’s the only place of real historic importance within my hometown of Milton Keynes, a city that celebrated its 50th birthday this year, and as it…

London

Dinner at The Diner, Islington

My favourite sorts of people to go out to eat with are those who also want to try everything on the menu, and think it’s a good idea to dump everything in the middle of the table so nobody gets…

Leavesden

Exploring the Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Being a Harry Potter fan is the gift that keeps on giving. The magic of the books kept going through film, and even though it’s been six years since the final movie there has been so much to keep us Potterheads…

London

Brunch at Jar Kitchen, Covent Garden

*NOTE: Jar Kitchen is now permanently closed* A stone’s throw away from unbearably busy Covent Garden piazza is Drury Lane. Saint-like calm in comparison to its neighbour, it’s home to the beautiful greenhouse style facade of the Royal Opera House,…

London

Shakshuka Brunch at Cafe Loren, Camden

I do all I can to avoid Camden Town on a Saturday. Being one of London’s most accessibly eclectic areas, it draws in huge crowds with its outrageous 3D store facades, bizarre street performers and cheap ‘alternative’ tat available the…

London

Proper Pizza at The Marquis of Wellington, Bermondsey

  Whenever I’m away on a big holiday, I always plan something to look forward to when I’m back. You know, to soften the blow a bit. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, but something like a pizza date…

Leavesden

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London

This year has been an incredible treasure trove of opportunities for me as a Harry Potter fan. I’ve seen Cursed Child TWICE, met stars of the films, and been invited to become an ambassador for JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos. To…