Relocation to London – Side Street Surprises (Part 1)

If you’re moving to London, England or have visited before, you may already be familiar with some of west London’s well-renowned streets: Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street, Knightsbridge, and of course the Piccadilly Circus are all shopping, dining, and entertainment hot-spots for locals and tourists alike. What I’ve come to appreciate since my own international relocation to London, however, is the discovery of side streets just off those major ones. Among locals, they’re perhaps just as popular for night-time outings if not more once the crowded bustle of the main streets gets old. Other side streets, on the other hand, are more surprisingly quiet and residential—you’d never guess that they could exist so close to the action; truly the best of both worlds if you can score a London apartment there! [read more]

Living in London: Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Oh-So Pretty Things

Just returned from a delightful afternoon tea with a few fellow American expats who have moved to London recently. The locale: Liberty, on Great Marlborough Street. Set just off the main thoroughfares of West London’s bustling Oxford and Regent Streets, Liberty...