Halloween Events In London

Festival Of The Dead - Halloween in London

Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t miss the fact that it’s Halloween this month. If you do love to celebrate, there are plenty of Halloween events in London including Day of the Dead festivals, glow in the dark taco dinners and afternoon teas with spooky cakes and treats.

So get your best costume on (there are prizes) and head out trick or treating this Halloween to one of these fun events.

Festival Of The Dead

Taking place across the UK the Festival of The Dead sets up residence in London just in time for Halloween on October 21st at the Troxy. You better start practising your best face paints as partygoers are encouraged to dress up at this carnival-esque spectacle that mixes Halloween with circus, acrobatics, theatre and clubbing. Giant skull processions, acrobats, fire-breathers, contortionists and circus performers that wouldn’t look out-of-place at Cirque du Soleil are backed by a soundtrack of live music and DJs. Read More »

Lifestyle, London, What's On

Dehydrated Skin: What Products You Should Be Using

Best Moisturiser For Dehydrated Skin

I try to stick to a routine for my skincare but along comes the latest product and here I am again trying it out. However with dehydrated skin I do know what products to look out for, what types of products work for my skin type and what products I should steer clear of.

A few years ago I wrote about products for dehydrated skin and this is more than overdue an update. I still use similar products to those in that post especially the sheet masks, in fact I still use Starskin sheet masks, but I do feel I understand my skin better now and I am very particular in what I look out for in a skincare product. After having tested out a plethora of products over the last couple of years I wanted to share my tips for dehydrated skin to help you get the most out of your products and achieve your best skin. Read More »

Beauty, Skincare

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Review

I’ve been using the Dyson hairdryer every day now for a good few months and I figured it was about time I shared my thoughts on it.

I’ve put together this video to share the following:

  • How it works.
  • What else you get for £299.
  • What I think of it overall.
  • Would I recommend it?
  • Do I think it’s worth the money?

Read More »

Beauty, Hair, Videos

Gillray’s Steakhouse Bottomless Brunch Review

Pancakes and Chocolate Sauce Gillray's Brunch London - London Lifestyle Blog

Facing Parliament and the London Eye is the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, where hidden inside is Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar. Paula and I visited to sample their new weekend brunch menu, which offers two courses and bottomless bubbles for just £41 per person.

The restaurant setting is as beautiful as you might expect from a five-star hotel. It still has some of the 18th-century decor, with grand crystal chandeliers and large windows across one whole side of the restaurant which overlooks the River Thames. The view was lovely and as you are based on the Southbank you can see the London Eye and Big Ben throughout the restaurant. To get to the restaurant you have to walk through the bar, which is very spacious and had some great detailing. Gillray’s bar has a great selection of gins and is a perfect place to spend a long afternoon or a nice cocktail or two for the evening ahead. We got there for 12pm and the restaurant started to fill up very quickly so I’d recommend booking. Read More »

Brunch, Food, Hotels & Spas, Lifestyle, London

Countdown To Christmas With An Alcohol Advent Calendar


If a beauty advent calendar isn’t your thing and chocolate doesn’t excite you anymore, why not opt for one of these fun-filled boozy advent calendars. Countdown to Christmas with a tipple a day, or save them all for Christmas Day, when you’ll have plenty drinks to share and celebrate with family and friends. Here are the best of the alcohol calendars for this year. Read More »

Cocktails & Drinks, Food, Lifestyle

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Royal Horseguards Hotel Review - London Lifestyle Blog The LDN Diaries

I was recently invited to stay at The Royal Horseguards hotel and even though I live in London, it’s sometimes nice to get away for the night and enjoy all that a five-star hotel in London has to offer.

The Royal Horseguards hotel is located by the River Thames and is easy to reach by tube, with Embankment station just a short walk away. The hotel faces the river and if you book a river view room you will have a great view of the London Eye. Close by is Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament and Covent Garden, so you are really in the heart of London and it is great for tourist spots if you are visiting for the first time or like me who still got excited by seeing the changing of the guards which is a few minutes walk from the hotel. Even though it’s close to all these tourist hot spots, the hotel is tucked away, I say tucked – it’s huge, on Whitehall Court and it’s pretty lovely and quiet around there. Read More »

Hotels & Spas, Lifestyle, London