Much Ado About London

@much_ado_about_ldn

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𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐞 | 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧 | 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐫 Places to visit & things to do Sharing fun facts and hidden gems in the city Follow for daily #london inspiration 🌸🥐📸
A little trip to the lovely Derbyshire village of Castleton.

Apparently it’s the fourth most ‘instagramable’ village in the UK. It’s not surprising as it has in abundance…. 

🍺 wonderful pubs

🍦 An ice cream shop

🫖 Lovely tea rooms and cafés 

🍬A little olde sweet shop 

Blue John and Speedwell Caverns are also close by to visit and amazing hikes. 
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Add it to your UK travel list. 
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📍Castleton, High Peak District, Derbyshire 
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A little trip to the lovely Derbyshire village of Castleton. Apparently it’s the fourth most ‘instagramable’ village in the UK. It’s not surprising as it has in abundance…. 🍺 wonderful pubs 🍦 An ice cream shop 🫖 Lovely tea rooms and cafés 🍬A little olde sweet shop Blue John and Speedwell Caverns are also close by to visit and amazing hikes. . . Add it to your UK travel list. . 📍Castleton, High Peak District, Derbyshire . . . #visitderbyshire #highpeaks #castleton #wonderfulplacestogo #beautifulengland #gloriousbritain #delightfullybritish #capturingbritain #britishvillages #scenicbritain #getoutside #getoutdoors #thisprettyengland #your_peakdistrict #visitderbyshire #english_village #AlluringVillages #lovethepeakdistrict #travelinuk #travel_drops #lovegreatbritaine #englandmylove #PeakDistrict #travelreel #exploringuk #derbyshiredays #daysoutuk #beautifulengland #derbyshirecountryside #mystaycation

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3
11 days ago
Happy Sunday from Derbyshire! 

Flowers, fields and sheep…. It’s the start of our week long staycation in a lovely cottage in Sparrowpit. 

We have lots of walks, visits and even a trip to Manchester planned.  I’ll some of the bits and pieces that we get up to in case you fancy your own Peak District adventure. 
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Happy Sunday from Derbyshire! Flowers, fields and sheep…. It’s the start of our week long staycation in a lovely cottage in Sparrowpit. We have lots of walks, visits and even a trip to Manchester planned. I’ll some of the bits and pieces that we get up to in case you fancy your own Peak District adventure. . . . . #sparrowpit #myairbnb #derbyshireadventures #PeakDistrict #visitengland #gglocalgems #wildflowersofinstagram #ukcountryside #mycountrysideview #england_insta #mytinyatlas #joyspotting #visualsoflife #exploringuk #visitbuxton #derbyshiredays #ukguide #weekawayfromlondon #daysoutuk #londondiaries #mylondonlife #timeoutshare #metroldn #beautifulengland #derbyshirecountryside #mystaycation

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1
13 days ago
It’s almost the weekend… here’s a little reel of my visit to Canterbury a few weeks ago. 

Such a great place to visit, if you need some recommendations check out my Canterbury guide. 

📍Canterbury, Kent. 
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 #visitcanterbury  #visitkent  #daytripsfromlondon  #summerinlondon  #visitengland  #unlimitedbritain  #summerstaycation  #ukstaycation  #mytinyatlaslondon  #mylondonguide  #traveluk  #stillatraver  #ukguides  #beautifulengland  #wonderfulplacestogo  #darlingescapes  #ukholidays  #mytinyatlas  #mytinyatlaslondon  #hellokent  #mylondondiary  #travelwithme  #wonderfulkent  #traveltherenext  #uktravel  #travelmore  #travelengland  #metroldn  #ukreels  #travelreel

It’s almost the weekend… here’s a little reel of my visit to Canterbury a few weeks ago. Such a great place to visit, if you need some recommendations check out my Canterbury guide. 📍Canterbury, Kent. . . #visitcanterbury #visitkent #daytripsfromlondon #summerinlondon #visitengland #unlimitedbritain #summerstaycation #ukstaycation #mytinyatlaslondon #mylondonguide #traveluk #stillatraver #ukguides #beautifulengland #wonderfulplacestogo #darlingescapes #ukholidays #mytinyatlas #mytinyatlaslondon #hellokent #mylondondiary #travelwithme #wonderfulkent #traveltherenext #uktravel #travelmore #travelengland #metroldn #ukreels #travelreel

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3
15 days ago
Passing this little floral cutie really made me smile 🌸 🌺 

I was intrigued by this area so did some research, this little house is part of Pimlico’s Peabody Avenue Estate. Interestingly built in 1885 as a charitable housing development for low paid workers. The Estate was actually bombed during the War and there’s a memorial of names of residents that were sadly lost. The Peabody association is London’s oldest running housing association still working to provide affordable homes in the city. 

In other news we made it to Friday! I’m off to the Peak District tomorrow for a week of roaming around the Derbyshire countryside. I’ll of course share some of its loveliness. 
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 #summerinlondon  #gglocalgems  #cornersofmyworld  #pimlicolondon  #londoninbloom  #searchwandercollect  #mytinyatlaslondon  #londondiary  #southlondonclub  #itssolondon  #prettydoorsofbritain  #secretlondonspots  #mysecretlondon  #doorsofinstagram  #londonhouses  #metroldn  #frontdoorsofinstagram  #doortraits  #thisprettyengland  #doorappreciation   #facadesofbuildings  #chasingfacades  #doorsoflondon  #prettydoors  #doorsofdistinction  #beautifulhouses  #colourfulhouses  #prettydoortraits  #prettylittlelondon  #historiclondon

Passing this little floral cutie really made me smile 🌸 🌺 I was intrigued by this area so did some research, this little house is part of Pimlico’s Peabody Avenue Estate. Interestingly built in 1885 as a charitable housing development for low paid workers. The Estate was actually bombed during the War and there’s a memorial of names of residents that were sadly lost. The Peabody association is London’s oldest running housing association still working to provide affordable homes in the city. In other news we made it to Friday! I’m off to the Peak District tomorrow for a week of roaming around the Derbyshire countryside. I’ll of course share some of its loveliness. . . #summerinlondon #gglocalgems #cornersofmyworld #pimlicolondon #londoninbloom #searchwandercollect #mytinyatlaslondon #londondiary #southlondonclub #itssolondon #prettydoorsofbritain #secretlondonspots #mysecretlondon #doorsofinstagram #londonhouses #metroldn #frontdoorsofinstagram #doortraits #thisprettyengland #doorappreciation #facadesofbuildings #chasingfacades #doorsoflondon #prettydoors #doorsofdistinction #beautifulhouses #colourfulhouses #prettydoortraits #prettylittlelondon #historiclondon

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2
15 days ago
Don’t you just love that London is opening back up and with that it means an Art Gallery trip is back on the agenda. 

I visited Tate Britain at the weekend, you have to book a collections timed ticket but it’s still free. 

I went to visit Heather Phillipson’s exhibition entitled ‘Rupture No1: Blowtorching the Bitten Peach’ walking around was an experience for all the senses. Mixed media of projected footage, sounds coming from what looked like suspended speakers. 

The Artist is attempting to ‘cultivate strangeness, and its potential to generate ecstatic experience’. She has reimagined the space as ‘charged ecosystems, maladaptive seasons and unearthed lifeforms’.

To me it has a post apocalyptic feel to it, the strange and the wonderful! I must admit I’m a fan of work that you feel immersed in, the video doesn’t give justice to the size and feel of the display so do give it a visit. 

📍 Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG. 
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 #tatelondon  #tatebritainmuseum  #tatebritainmuseum  #heatherphillipson  #londonartgalleries  #gglocalgems  #londonisopen  #mylondondiary  #dayoutinlondon  #londonguides  #freelondon  #immersiveartexperience  #searchwandercollect  #londonthingstodo  #cornersofmyworld  #mytinyatlaslondon  #londonreels  #mylondondiary  #london4all  #timeoutlondon 
 #londonbeaitifullife  #hiddengemsinlondon  #londoncityworld  #itssolondon   #metroldn  #mysecretlondon  #visitlondon  #london_enthusiast  #unlimitedlondon   #mydarlinglondon

Don’t you just love that London is opening back up and with that it means an Art Gallery trip is back on the agenda. I visited Tate Britain at the weekend, you have to book a collections timed ticket but it’s still free. I went to visit Heather Phillipson’s exhibition entitled ‘Rupture No1: Blowtorching the Bitten Peach’ walking around was an experience for all the senses. Mixed media of projected footage, sounds coming from what looked like suspended speakers. The Artist is attempting to ‘cultivate strangeness, and its potential to generate ecstatic experience’. She has reimagined the space as ‘charged ecosystems, maladaptive seasons and unearthed lifeforms’. To me it has a post apocalyptic feel to it, the strange and the wonderful! I must admit I’m a fan of work that you feel immersed in, the video doesn’t give justice to the size and feel of the display so do give it a visit. 📍 Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG. . . . #tatelondon #tatebritainmuseum #tatebritainmuseum #heatherphillipson #Londonartgalleries #gglocalgems #londonisopen #mylondondiary #dayoutinlondon #londonguides #freelondon #immersiveartexperience #searchwandercollect #londonthingstodo #cornersofmyworld #mytinyatlaslondon #londonreels #mylondondiary #london4all #timeoutlondon #londonbeaitifullife #hiddengemsinLondon #londoncityworld #itssolondon #metroldn #mysecretlondon #visitlondon #london_enthusiast #unlimitedlondon #mydarlinglondon

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6
18 days ago
Have you spotted the wonderful portraits around the City? 

These wonderful images are on display in Granary square but you can also catch them at Tower Bridge. 

The Art installations are part of the @insideoutproject and will be displayed for the duration of the Euros 2020. 

The aim of the work is to ‘capture the stories of London and the people that make up the city’ so a big cross section of London communities were invited to the projects mobile photo booth. The van visited:

📸 Tower Bridge 
📸Catford 
📸Royal Docks 
📸Bernie Grants Art Centre 
📸Kings Cross

If you get a chance give them a visit. 
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 #jrartist  #londonart  #londonartscene  #insideoutproject  #granarysquare  #kingscrosslondon  #london4all  #thelondonlifeinc  #londonvisitof  #londondisclosure  #hiddengemsinlondon  #londoncityworld  #itssolondon  #metroldn  #culturetrip  #mysecretlondon  #visitlondon  #londonthecity  #london_enthusiast  #igerslondon  #londonrevealed  #unlimitedlondon  #thisislondon  #mydarlinglondon  #visitlondon  #mylondondiary  #gglocalgems  #freelondonevents  #freelondon  #londonguides  #lo_wembley

Have you spotted the wonderful portraits around the City? These wonderful images are on display in Granary square but you can also catch them at Tower Bridge. The Art installations are part of the @insideoutproject and will be displayed for the duration of the Euros 2020. The aim of the work is to ‘capture the stories of London and the people that make up the city’ so a big cross section of London communities were invited to the projects mobile photo booth. The van visited: 📸 Tower Bridge 📸Catford 📸Royal Docks 📸Bernie Grants Art Centre 📸Kings Cross If you get a chance give them a visit. . . . #jrartist #londonart #londonartscene #insideoutproject #granarysquare #kingscrosslondon #london4all #thelondonlifeinc #londonvisitof #londondisclosure #hiddengemsinLondon #londoncityworld #itssolondon #metroldn #culturetrip #mysecretlondon #visitlondon #londonthecity #london_enthusiast #igerslondon #londonrevealed #unlimitedlondon #thisislondon #mydarlinglondon #visitlondon #mylondondiary #gglocalgems #freelondonevents #freelondon #londonguides #Lo_Wembley

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4
21 days ago
Today marks the last day of Pride month so I thought it was fitting to post the wonderful work currently on display at the Leadenhall Market. 🏳️‍🌈

The instillation is of 30 colourful and unique flags from the LGBTQ+ community. 
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As part of the @sculptureinthecity series of Art that allows the community to engage with work for free in our beautiful City. 

This one is named Symbols and has been created by @guillaumevandame head to @leadenhallmarket to see it in all it’s glory! 

📍Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT
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 #leadenhallmarket  #londonart  #sculptureinthecity  #londonartscene  #beautifullondon  #lgbtqart  #lo_wembley  #lovewins   #pride2021  #guillaumevandame  #prideinlondon   #prideflag  #lgbt  #mysecretlondon  #timeoutlondon  #metroldn  #mydarlinglondon  #thisislondon  #londoncity  #londoncityworld  #london4all  #londonguru  #londonlife  #lensbible  #londonvisionaries  #lovewins  #guillaumevandame  #hiddengemsinlondon  #londoncityworld  #itssolondon  #metroldn  #london_enthusiast  #mylondondiary  #londonrevealed

Today marks the last day of Pride month so I thought it was fitting to post the wonderful work currently on display at the Leadenhall Market. 🏳️‍🌈 The instillation is of 30 colourful and unique flags from the LGBTQ+ community. . As part of the @sculptureinthecity series of Art that allows the community to engage with work for free in our beautiful City. This one is named Symbols and has been created by @guillaumevandame head to @leadenhallmarket to see it in all it’s glory! 📍Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT . . . . #leadenhallmarket #londonart #sculptureinthecity #londonartscene #beautifullondon #lgbtqart #Lo_Wembley #LoveWins #pride2021 #guillaumevandame #prideinlondon #prideflag #LGBT #mysecretlondon #timeoutlondon #metroldn #mydarlinglondon #thisislondon #londoncity #londoncityworld #london4all #londonguru #londonlife #lensbible #londonvisionaries #LoveWins #guillaumevandame #hiddengemsinLondon #londoncityworld #itssolondon #metroldn #london_enthusiast #mylondondiary #londonrevealed

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10
24 days ago
I visited the Barbican Conservatory on Sunday and it was wonderful. I only found out about this London Gem this year! 

🌱 Not only full of beautiful plants but they have Koi Carp and terrapins. 

🐢 The terrapins were brought here from Hampstead Heath after terrorising the wildlife there! 

The best bit is that it’s absolutely FREE to visit. You just need to be quick to book a time slot , they get released a week in advanced through the Barbican website. 

Tip- be sure to make time to sit and have a cocktail in the pop up bar! 

📍 Barbican Centre Silk St London EC2Y 8DS
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 #barbicanconservatory  #barbicancentrelondon  #gglocalgems  #londonisopen  #mylondondiary  #dayoutinlondon  #londonguides  #freelondon  #greenlondon  #iloveplants  #plantloversofinstagram  #searchwandercollect  #londonthingstodo  #cornersofmyworld  #mytinyatlaslondon  #londonreels  #mylondondiary  #london4all   #london4visit  #ukdailyofficial 
 #londonbeaitifullife  #hiddengemsinlondon  #londoncityworld  #itssolondon   #metroldn  #mysecretlondon  #visitlondon  #londonthecity  #london_enthusiast  #unlimitedlondon   #mydarlinglondon

I visited the Barbican Conservatory on Sunday and it was wonderful. I only found out about this London Gem this year! 🌱 Not only full of beautiful plants but they have Koi Carp and terrapins. 🐢 The terrapins were brought here from Hampstead Heath after terrorising the wildlife there! The best bit is that it’s absolutely FREE to visit. You just need to be quick to book a time slot , they get released a week in advanced through the Barbican website. Tip- be sure to make time to sit and have a cocktail in the pop up bar! 📍 Barbican Centre Silk St London EC2Y 8DS . . . #barbicanconservatory #barbicancentrelondon #gglocalgems #londonisopen #mylondondiary #dayoutinlondon #londonguides #freelondon #greenlondon #iloveplants #plantloversofinstagram #searchwandercollect #londonthingstodo #cornersofmyworld #mytinyatlaslondon #londonreels #mylondondiary #london4all #london4visit #ukdailyofficial #londonbeaitifullife #hiddengemsinLondon #londoncityworld #itssolondon #metroldn #mysecretlondon #visitlondon #londonthecity #london_enthusiast #unlimitedlondon #mydarlinglondon

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6
25 days ago
This is your sign to visit Canterbury… I had done a bit of research prior to our visit, but I didn’t realise how cute Canterbury was. 

It has pretty streets full of coffee shops, great pubs and wonderful foodie places. 

I think I’m going to make a guide, as I had lots of recommendations and would love to share them all. 

The best part is that it’s only an hour on the fast train from St Pancras or two hours outside of Victoria (which is great if you are South a London based like me as you can pick it up on route) 

📍Canterbury, Kent. 
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 #visitcanterbury  #visitkent  #daytripsfromlondon  #summerinlondon  #visitengland  #unlimitedbritain  #summerstaycation  #ukstaycation  #mytinyatlaslondon  #mylondonguide  #traveluk  #stillatraver  #ukguides  #beautifulengland  #wonderfulplacestogo  #darlingescapes  #ukholidays  #mytinyatlas  #mytinyatlaslondon  #hellokent  #mylondondiary  #travelwithme  #wonderfulkent  #thenewinncanterbury  #traveltherenext  #uktravel  #travelmore  #travelengland  #metroldn

This is your sign to visit Canterbury… I had done a bit of research prior to our visit, but I didn’t realise how cute Canterbury was. It has pretty streets full of coffee shops, great pubs and wonderful foodie places. I think I’m going to make a guide, as I had lots of recommendations and would love to share them all. The best part is that it’s only an hour on the fast train from St Pancras or two hours outside of Victoria (which is great if you are South a London based like me as you can pick it up on route) 📍Canterbury, Kent. . . #visitcanterbury #visitkent #daytripsfromlondon #summerinlondon #visitengland #unlimitedbritain #summerstaycation #ukstaycation #mytinyatlaslondon #mylondonguide #traveluk #stillatraver #ukguides #beautifulengland #wonderfulplacestogo #darlingescapes #ukholidays #mytinyatlas #mytinyatlaslondon #hellokent #mylondondiary #travelwithme #wonderfulkent #thenewinncanterbury #traveltherenext #uktravel #travelmore #travelengland #metroldn

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6
28 days ago
Sooo yesterday started off in the beautiful setting of @granarysquarebrasserie for coffee, a note has been made to book dinner there! 

A wander around Coal Yard drops. 

🛍 Off to Oxford street for some shopping. 

🍝 Alfresco Cocktails and delicious pasta @pastaiolondon they even had the option to make the pasta dishes Gluten free which was great (a little mum appearance on the gram included here) 

I’m on route to Canterbury now for a birthday day out! Do share any suggestions if you have any. 
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 #London4All  #thelondonlifeinc  #londonvisitof  #londondisclosure  #hiddengemsinlondon  #londoncityworld  #itssolondon  #metroldn  #culturetrip  #mysecretlondon  #visitlondon  #londonthecity  #london_enthusiast  #igerslondon  #sweetlittlelondon  #londonrevealed  #unlimitedlondon  #thisislondon  #mydarlinglondon  #kingscross  #carnabystreet  #mylondondiary  #mytinyatlaslondon  #londoneats  #londonfoodie  #londontouristguide  #glutenfreelondon

Sooo yesterday started off in the beautiful setting of @granarysquarebrasserie for coffee, a note has been made to book dinner there! A wander around Coal Yard drops. 🛍 Off to Oxford street for some shopping. 🍝 Alfresco Cocktails and delicious pasta @pastaiolondon they even had the option to make the pasta dishes Gluten free which was great (a little mum appearance on the gram included here) I’m on route to Canterbury now for a birthday day out! Do share any suggestions if you have any. . . . . #london4all #thelondonlifeinc #londonvisitof #londondisclosure #hiddengemsinLondon #londoncityworld #itssolondon #metroldn #culturetrip #mysecretlondon #visitlondon #londonthecity #london_enthusiast #igerslondon #sweetlittlelondon #londonrevealed #unlimitedlondon #thisislondon #mydarlinglondon #kingscross #carnabystreet #mylondondiary #mytinyatlaslondon #londoneats #londonfoodie #londontouristguide #glutenfreelondon

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6
29 days ago