Tag Archives: London

Review: Saltwater, Jessica Andrews

I’ve spent the past week posting my pictures and thoughts on Jessica Andrews’ stunning debut Saltwater and I guess it’s about time that I share the love and explain exactly why I loved this lyrical and fragmented book so much. Written in short, sharp and intense paragraphs, Saltwater follows Lucy as she leaves her home […]

A Trip to Kew Gardens

Last week on a blustery-but-sunny-nearly-Spring day, we headed to Kew Gardens so I could practise taking some photos on my camera. I absolutely love Kew Gardens – it’s one of my favourite places in London and definitely somewhere that never fails to make me feel happy. For too long I’ve been taking photos on my […]

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 […]

Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Chris Cleave

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss – until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When […]

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 […]