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Map of London’s Hidden Gardens

Map of London’s Hidden Gardens

By on Jan 10, 2012 in London walks | 2 comments

Another surprise was that the most popular blog post was a map I drew for a Londonist series on hand-drawn maps. It was a scruffy looking map (I’m no artist!) showing hidden little gardens, parks and green spaces in central London – mainly in the City and Holborn way. It highlights the more weird and wonderful features to be found in some of them. Such as the...

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Looking for the quiet life too?

Looking for the quiet life too?

By on Jan 3, 2012 in London walks | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2012. So, a new year. A good time for a bit of reflection and taking stock of the last year (a bit more fun than detoxing). For me last year saw the launch of Trip Stylist so it’s been interesting to do a bit of analysing and see which walks and blog posts have been the most popular. The most popular London walk last year was...

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Autumn trees

Autumn trees

By on Nov 21, 2011 in General, London walks | 0 comments

Some colourful autumn trees to brighten up a grey, foggy London day. Taken in Brockwell Park over the last couple of months, starting on that amazingly summer-like first weekend in October. That’s all folks, just pictures of trees!    ...

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Free View London

By on Oct 24, 2011 in London walks | 0 comments

A visit to a shopping centre is an unusual recommendation for me, but on a wander around the City a few weeks ago I remembered that I had heard about the amazing view you get of St Paul’s Cathedral from the One New Change shopping centre. So I went for a nosey around and yes, tis true! If you head to the roof terrace via a scary glass elevator – not one for...

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Big up Brixton

By on Oct 13, 2011 in London walks | 0 comments

Big up Brixton Still when I tell people I live in Brixton it is often met with a sharp intake of breath and “ooh but is it safe?”.  They obviously didn’t get the memo that Brixton is London’s latest “big thing”. There have been lots of changes to the area in the last few years – the redeveloped Windrush Square outside the ace Ritzy cinema is probably the most...

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London’s Secret City Gardens

London’s Secret City Gardens

By on Sep 29, 2011 in London walks | 1 comment

Earlier this week I turned off my laptop and spent an afternoon with pens and paper drawing a map for Londonist’s hand-drawn maps series.  Below is the result…. Clearly I won’t be winning any art prizes but the map is at least useful! It’s pretty self-explanatory, the map shows where to find some of central London’s hidden gardens, parks and...

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Londoners! Discover some hidden gems this weekend…

By on Sep 21, 2011 in London walks | 0 comments

Living in London it’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of everyday life and forget what an amazing city we live in. How long has it been since you spent some time just having a wander around some part of London you’ve never been, discovering some of the amazing places that we have literally on our doorsteps? Everyone has their usual haunts, their favourite...

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Clerkenwell Wandering

By on Sep 5, 2011 in General, London walks | 0 comments

So back to walking off brunch in Clerkenwell…   From Exmouth Market it’s a short walk down St John Street to St John’s Square. No shortage of great places to eat and drink here. As well as being home to The Zetter and the Modern Pantry, up the road are Giant Robot and St Ali’s. The square is also home to 16th century St John’s Gate, a Tudor Gatehouse...

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A tale of two brunches

By on Aug 23, 2011 in London walks | 0 comments

So I know I promised more summer in London hot spots but with the torrential rain outside today does not feel like a day to talk about ice cream or bbqs! It does however feel like a day to talk about brunch! Brunch rocks (in my opinion) and I went on a mini-brunchathon last weekend (all in the name of research of course) to a couple of great places I wanted to...

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Summer in London – feeling hot hot hot…

By on Aug 2, 2011 in London walks | 0 comments

Ah, summer in London!  So you’ve got a free afternoon, the sun is shining – what to do, what to do…… Parks, lidos, BBQs and ice cream? Yes please! Here’s my top tips for a sunny afternoon in SW London. Call back for other London areas! Start with a splash about at Brixton Beach AKA Brockwell Lido, then lounge poolside with coffee or brunch at the...

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Welcome to Trip Stylist!

By on Jul 19, 2011 in Daytrip, London walks | 0 comments

Hello there, welcome to Trip Stylist, thanks for stopping by! I was just pondering what to write in this, my first ever blog post, and musing on how the idea for Trip Stylist came about. And I realised it’s the result of many years of a type of geekery that for lack of a better word I will call Listingsmania Definition: a fanatical interest in travel and...

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