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15 Yr Weblog Anniversary – Celebrating 15 Years of A Girl in London

Thrilling information: at the moment is the 15-year weblog anniversary of A Girl in London! I can’t consider it’s been a decade-and-a-half since I began the weblog again in San Francisco earlier than I moved to the UK capital. It’s come a good distance since then, and I’m excited to have fun this necessary milestone.

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15-Yr Weblog Anniversary

I’m significantly pleased this momentous event falls proper after A Girl in London was as soon as once more named one of many high journey blogs within the UK by a trusted business supply. It feels nice to see all of the arduous work I’ve put into the weblog paying off.

I’m additionally glad the anniversary comes throughout a time when the journey business is getting again on its ft once more. After a pair tough years, it’s good to see the restoration.

Whereas there are nonetheless some wrinkles to easy, I’m excited persons are getting out and beginning to discover the world like they as soon as did.

Big Ben

I’m additionally pleased to see so many individuals visiting London. I’ve gotten numerous messages and feedback on my social media posts just lately saying persons are touring to the UK capital this 12 months or subsequent.

By way of my Journey Planning Companies, I’ve additionally helped shoppers plan a variety of thrilling journeys to London and different locations within the UK and overseas.

It’s been a fantastic 12 months to go to London, not least with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Huge Ben (er, the Elizabeth Tower) lastly rising from scaffolding, and the unusually heat summer time Britain has had up to now. Lengthy might the sunshine final!

River Thames in Hammersmith, London

The Previous Yr of Journey

For me, the previous 12 months has been one in all revisiting beloved locations and exploring new ones.

After two lengthy years, I lastly received to go dwelling to California final October. It was nice to be again in San Francisco, and I had a lot enjoyable I’ve been again twice for the reason that first journey.

Alamo Square, San Francisco

I’ve additionally gotten to go on a fantastic Napa and Sonoma itinerary (to not point out spend a weekend in Napa and Sonoma and 2 days in Sonoma County), expertise a tremendous St Croix itinerary and an thrilling Huge Sur itinerary, and go to Capitola and Santa Cruz for a pair days.

California Coast in Big Sur

Nearer to London, I’ve been on a day journey to Canterbury and Dover, spent 2 days in Brighton, gone on an Amersham day journey, spent a weekend in Eastbourne, taken a Cotswolds day tour, spent 4 days in Edinburgh, 3 days in Bordeaux, and 4 days in Haute-Vienne, found one of the best issues to do in Palma de Mallorca, spent 2 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, achieved a Sky Lagoon assessment in Iceland, gone to Tub and the Cotswolds, achieved a 4 day Scotland itinerary, taken the Pap of Glencoe stroll, found one of the best issues to do in Broadstairs, visited Scotney Citadel, and found the highest issues to do in Sevenoaks.

Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Whew! That’s a whole lot of journey in a single 12 months.

The Previous Yr of Walks

And that’s to say nothing of all of the self-guided London walks and nation walks close to London I’ve been in a position to take and share with you.

These embrace my Bloomsbury strolling tour, my Regent’s Canal stroll, my Thames stroll, my royal stroll, my Marylebone stroll, my Burford round stroll within the Cotswolds, and my Marlow stroll in Buckinghamshire.

Regents Canal, Kings Cross

The Previous Yr of London

I’ve additionally loved exploring extra of London. I’ve written too many weblog posts in regards to the metropolis this 12 months to place all of them right here, however highlights embrace neighborhoods like Hammersmith, basic London experiences like Fortnum and Mason afternoon tea, one of the best London souvenirs, and the coolest neighborhoods in London.

Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon for Fortnum and Mason Afternoon Tea

The Previous Yr of Launches

I’ve additionally launched new objects for the A Girl in London assortment. These embrace a London Christmas mug and a Royal Stroll assortment with mugs, tea towels, tote baggage, and artwork prints. You may see all of them right here.

Royal Walk London Tea Towel

I began a neighborhood for the A Girl in London weblog on Patreon, too. I recognize all of the assist my neighborhood members have given because it launched. In the event you haven’t joined but, you’ll be able to be part of right here.

Way forward for the A Girl in London Weblog

This 12 months has been a fantastic journey, and I’m trying ahead to what the upcoming one brings. I’m positive there might be tons extra to have fun on the following A Girl in London weblog anniversary!

I have already got journeys booked to Savannah and Charleston (please share your journey suggestions with me!), France, and Scotland.

I’m additionally talking at a journey influencer convention in Brno within the Czech Republic in September (you should utilize LADY20 for 20% off a ticket).

There are extra journeys within the pipeline, too. I can’t wait to share them with you!

Car in Heather in Scotland

Within the meantime, thanks for all of the assist you’ve given me over the past 15 years. After I created this weblog in 2007 I believed it might simply be an informal interest. It nonetheless amazes me I’ve been running a blog full-time for over 12 years.

I’ve you to thank for serving to me get to the place I’m at the moment, and I’m grateful. Right here’s to a different thrilling 15 years!

Brick Buildings in Chelsea, London

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