Category Ramblings

The London Diaries: Barbican Conservatory

Hidden in the depths of an iconic Brutalist architectural structure in the centre of London is a jungle. The Barbican conservatory is the second largest conservatory in London, and is a veritable tropical oasis. It’s only open on Sunday afternoons, and some at that as it gets booked up in advance for weddings. The perfect […]

The London Diaries: Romeo + Juliet at the Backyard Cinema

A few weeks ago for my friend’s birthday, I took her to the Backyard Cinema screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.¬†The idea behind Backyard Cinema is to offer a more immersive cinema experience, and that was something we totally felt from the moment we stepped inside the beautiful London church. Taking inspiration from Luhrmann’s […]

The London Diaries: Horniman Museum and Gardens

If you’re anything like me and the thought of visiting London’s V&A, or the Natural History Museum on a Saturday afternoon fills you with fear, you might like to try the quieter and smaller Horniman Museum and Gardens, tucked away in SE London. The Horniman Museum and Gardens¬†is a 5 minute walk from Forest Hill […]

The London Diaries: Snapshots II

Introducing my second instalment of ‘Beth takes photos of everything and decides that they must be shared’. London is lovely, but don’t let the photos fool you: it’s not always blue skies and sun. I just happen to only take pictures when it is. I’m still trying to explore different parts of this city, and […]

Winter Wanderland

Excuse the terrible titular pun, but I needed to find a way to express my ardour for the weather we’ve been having here in the UK for the last couple of days. Frosty and frozen and foggy and all sorts of delightful light have been taking place, and I’ve been making the most of the […]

The London Diaries: Sky Garden

Continuing my mission of being a massive tourist in my own city, we headed over one sunny Saturday to the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street – it’s free to get in, but you do have to book ahead in advance. Having been before, I was excited for our visit to the Sky Garden because of […]

The London Diaries: Snapshots

I must take about 5 million crappy photos on my phone a day, and it gives me an infinite amount of pleasure to look back on them as little snapshots of moments and memories. Here are a few during my first couple of months of living in London. Please note the coffee cups and feel […]