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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: 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 […]