What Living as an Expat in London is Really Like

What Living as an Expat in London is Really Like

Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our latest interview features Micaela, an elementary school teacher living in London with her British husband. Here, she shares her favorite things about...
The Best of Shoreditch Street Art: A Photo Essay

The Best of Shoreditch Street Art: A Photo Essay

In my humble opinion, Shoreditch has everything you could want in a London neighborhood: cozy pubs, outstanding Indian restaurants (see: Dishoom), ultra-hip bars (see: The Gibson), and centuries of turbulent, fascinating history. But my favorite thing about Shoreditch...
Highlights of a Week in England

Highlights of a Week in England

England holds a special place in my heart. I love the pubs, the dry humor, the thousands of years of history. It’s also a very unique country. Where else would you overhear a middle-aged man on the train talking about how he’s ‘very fussy’ with...
Eating the Delicious East End

Eating the Delicious East End

Over my three weeks in London, I finally settled upon my dream neighborhood- the East End. The East End is everything you’d want as a twenty-something; it’s packed with street art, cute cafés, lively bars and some of London’s trendiest restaurants....
The Best Street Food Markets in London (And Where to Find Them)

The Best Street Food Markets in London (And Where to Find Them)

Okay, world. Here’s my personal declaration: London is now a foodie town. In my humble opinion, you can find more creative and diverse food in London than you can in Paris or Chicago. Yep. I wrote it. Don’t believe me? Read on to learn all about...
Living in London: My Sun-dappled Three Weeks

Living in London: My Sun-dappled Three Weeks

Honestly, my time in London makes me sad to recall- it was that perfect. It was one of those rare stretches of time when I was completely, uninterruptedly content, with nary a worry in sight. Which may have involved a few factors. For one, day after day of sunshiny...
Getting Bogged Down by the “Things You Have to See”

Getting Bogged Down by the “Things You Have to See”

Though I did make time for some delightful shopping and neighborhood scouting on my trip to London, I have to admit- my itinerary was definitely bogged down by the dreaded, “Things You Have to See.” In travels past, “The Things You Have to See”...
Finding My Perfect London Neighborhood

Finding My Perfect London Neighborhood

So, here’s an itty-bitty confession- I kind of want to move to London after my time in Paris is up. In nearly every way, it’s the perfect city for me at this point in my life: large, vibrant and nightlife-filled, located in Western Europe, and oh, yeah- I...
My Favorite London Moments

My Favorite London Moments

Though I’ve heard mixed reviews about London, for me it was nothing short of a very drizzly heaven. After months of feeling like I have no personality (my poor French reduces me to a shy but sweet, whimpering version of myself), it was such a blessing to...