Gay’s The Word

Gay’s The Word is one of the most iconic places of queer history in the capital. This independent bookshop opened on January 17th, 1979 and it was founded by LGBT+ socialist group Gay Icebreakers. Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners held their first meetings in Gay’s The Word which secured its iconic place in the LGBTQ+ movement. Within these wall you will find fiction, non-fiction, history, politics, graphic novels, travel, poetry, children, young adult magazines and erotic books. The selection is pretty impressive, however this was not always the case. As you might imagine, being a gay bookshop in the … Continue reading Gay’s The Word

Fleabag at Waterstones

To celebrate the publication of Fleabag, The Scriptures you could visit Fleabag’s Guinea Pig Cafe at Waterstones, Piccadilly 12 November – 17th November. Waterstones is one of the biggest book chains in Britain and their flagship store can be found at Piccadilly Circus. This is London’s largest bookshop, offering 6 huge floors of books! As you might imagine, you can find everything here from Fiction, Travel, Poetry, Art, LGBTQ+, Autobiographies, History, Language and even Children’s section. If you ever fancy a nice skyline view of London, you should also go and visit the cafe on the fifth floor which serves … Continue reading Fleabag at Waterstones

Carnaby Street – Christmas Lights

In collaboration with ocean conservation charity Project ZERO, this year’s light installation is like no other. The iconic Carnaby Street arch is adorned with the powerful message, One Ocean One Planet and the streets are lit up with theatrical underwater scenes and sea creatures. (x) Sustainability is at the heart of the light installation, with every element using recycled, repurposed or reusable materials including water-based, eco-friendly, vegan paint. Following Christmas, the installation will be donated to Project Zero to be re-used.  Carnaby is home of more than 100 shops, and 50 independent restaurants and bars. The area is hidden between Picadilly Circus – … Continue reading Carnaby Street – Christmas Lights

The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

On Saturday, 16 November 2019 the world’s first Museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, opened in Camden Market, London. Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them is the first exhibition and it runs from 16 Nov 2019 — 28 Feb 2020. (Free admission) There is also different events running each week, go and check out on the Museum’s page for more information. The mission of the museum is to: Spread knowledge and raise awareness of the gynaecological anatomy and health Give confidence to people to talk about issues surrounding the gynaecological anatomy Erase the stigma … Continue reading The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

Curious Tavern

The Curious Tavern can be found in the city centre and it’s situated in Nottingham’s oldest hotel, constructed in 1822, and formerly known as ‘The George Hotel’. The Curious Tavern is part of an establishment steeped in history. Once one of Nottingham’s premiere hotels, the building has seen many famous guests stay within the walls including Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. This is one of those pubs that’s going to look very pretty on your Instagram feed. The interior design is really cool. The staff is very nice and helpful, and the selection of alcoholic beverages … Continue reading Curious Tavern

Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop