Fun things to do in Santa Cruz

Five special trips to take in 2019

Have you got any adventures planned for 2019? We have our eyes on New England for a road trip, a return to New York, and some English travels to Cornwall. And I also have some ideas for you, based on the best trips we’ve taken in the past few years. From afternoon teas in London … Read more

Gir Lion Lodge - London Zoo

Would you stay overnight at a zoo?

When I told people I was going to stay at London Zoo for the night in its new lodge next to the lions, the most common reaction was “Oh my, aren’t you scared?”. And while fear hadn’t crossed my mind, I did have another doubt. I have mixed feelings about zoos. A huge part of … Read more

Best views in London - Duck and Waffle

The best views in London

It’s the final episode of my London video project – ‘Victoria’s Insider Guide to London’. We’re currently working on a new series with Expedia, so there will be more videos coming soon about other places in the UK, but for now here’s the last London video. It’s all about where to find the best views … Read more

Around the world in 7 London meals – Brixton Village

Around the world in seven London meals

One of the most beautiful things about London is its diversity. It’s home to people from all over the world who have brought little pockets of culture to corners throughout the city. One of the best things about this is the food: the capital is home to some of the best international cuisine in the … Read more

Best afternoon teas in London

The best afternoon teas in London

As you know, tea and cake are two of my favourite things, so can you imagine how excited I was when tasked with finding the best afternoon teas in London? It has to go down as one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, and trying some of London’s best afternoon teas was one of … Read more

Leman Locke- Hipster hotel in London

The six most hipster hotels in London: London’s best boutique hotels

Until recently, I’d never stayed in London as anything other than a resident with my own bed to return to. But now we’ve made the move to Bristol, I’ve had the opportunity to explore some of London’s hotels. As always, I was on the hunt for some place special – creative hotels with unique design, stylish touches … Read more

24 Hours in London as a Londoner -Maltby Street Market

Handpicked City Guide: 24 Hours in London as a Londoner

Our latest video for Victoria’s Insider Guide to London is all about how to spend 24 hours in London as a Londoner. Of course every Londoner would write a different version of this post; we all create a map of the London we learn over our years in the city, made up all the neighbourhoods … Read more

Rooftop film club, Peckham

Video: I heart Peckham’s Rooftop Film Club

Autumn is upon us and the nights are drawing in, but here’s something to look forward to next summer… Peckham’s Rooftop Film Club London on a sunny day is one of my favourite places to be. Everyone’s mood is notched up a dozen points and the capital comes alive with summer vibes. From lidos to … Read more

London's best Instagram places

The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in London

London is filled with perfect Instagram opportunities. Just take a look at my Instagram page and you’ll see I’m forever taking photos of the city. From pretty mews houses to grand architecture and world-class street art, there are so many beautiful things to capture. Our second episode of Victoria’s Insider Guide to London is all … Read more

Notting Hill

How to find the village feel in London

Village life is unlikely to be the first thing you think of when you hear the word London, but over the many years I’ve lived here, I’ve come to see the city more and more as a series of small villages, each with their own individual flavour. I used to live in Peckham in a … Read more