Hampstead

Hampstead is an affluent residential community long favoured by academics, artists, and media figures. Hampstead Heath has meadows, woodland, and swimming ponds, plus city views from Parliament Hill. (x) I particularly enjoy walking around in this neighbourhood, searching for cosplay outfits and visiting the Independent Bookshops. Just opposite the Hampstead tube station, was my first destination of the day, the Oxfam Book Shop. They stock a wide selection of books from modern fiction, travel and leisure to more specialist subjects such as Art, History, Literature and rare & collectable books. They also have music department stocking CDs, DVDs, Sheet Music and … Continue reading Hampstead

A day in London 1/

London has so many things to offer and it can be quite overwhelming to decide how one should spend a day. I do one day trips to London rather often so I decided to write up some options you have when planning a day in the big city. Once upon a time, on a Saturday: Camden Market – Vagina Museum Gays the Word – Independent Bookshop Fleabag’s Guinea Pig Cafe at Waterstones, Piccadilly Circus Grab some lunch from Whole Foods Carnaby Street Christmas Lights Picturehouse Central Cinema – Last christmas Pergola Paddington Covent Garden Christmas Lights For all the pictures … Continue reading A day in London 1/

Pergola Paddington

For evening drinks, I chose the newly opened Pergola at Paddington. I read some good reviews and the pictures on Google looked quite promising but unfortunately it was disappointing. The place looks rather posh and cute on the pictures but it is actually quite a simple setup with not much of a fuzz around the drinks or the service. The complementary drink was one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted and the rest of our order was okay but definitely expensive. The food court is all right, but small portions and – just like with the drinks – higher … Continue reading Pergola Paddington

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