A Trip to Sky Gardens @ Fenchurch Street

Set at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street (otherwise known as the Walkie-Talkie building), the Sky Garden is a free public space set over the top three floors of the building. Now you’d think free public space would mean you wander up and just hang around for a bit, see a lovely garden, maybe have an overpriced drink and cake, then wander away again… and you would, unfortunately, be wrong. Continue reading

Highgate Cemetery

After a brief break over summer to focus on professional development (blergh) I have kick started my ‘see-one-cool-thing-in-London-a-month’ funtimes again. My first trip out has been one that has been on the radar since I moved down- Highgate Cemetery. Creepy Victoriana – check. Famous Tombs – checks. Friend with a similarly macabre sense of adventure – check. And away!

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A Big Day Out in London

Since I am spending so much money on living in London, I am going to try really hard to get around and see as much as the city has to offer me. At the same time, I a ruthlessly exploiting all the “Top 10 Things To Do in London for Under a £10/£5/Free” type articles I can find on Buzzfeed and Pinterest. I could say it was because of the money situation, but actually I really believe that you can either spend a lot of money on experience (let’s hit the Savoy, woho) or very little. The mid-ground is kind of a nothing; the extra money spent doesn’t necessarily equate to any more enjoyable a time, and can keep you stuck in easy, but bland mediocracy.

So to kick this whole thing off, this weekend I managed to squeeze in 3 super fun things, and spent £14 (excluding travel into the city centre) on a Big Day Out. Continue reading