London is the most visited city in the world, but there are still many parts of the capital that have yet to be discovered by tourists and Londoners alike.
Cat Hughes has written for a number London's neighbourhood magazines as well as newspapers and websites.
Cat has lived, explored and worked in the city for over six years and will take you down London's less travelled paths to show you its secrets and some of the more unusual things to do in Ye Olde London Town.
In Cat Hughes’ final post for the Secret London travel blog, she picks out her top five places in London.
Scandinavian food outlets are popping up all across the capital, offering traditional and fusion cuisine. But why has it become so popular?
Street food has exploded onto the capital’s food scene in recent years.
London has many hidden little museums that celebrate the city’s vibrant patchwork of history and the living things that inhabit our world. Here is a snapshot of some of London’s best small museums:
If Olympics or Euro 2012 tickets have eluded you, you can still get a front row seat in one of London’s many sports bars. Here is your guide the capital’s best sports bars:
The world’s spotlight will shine on East London for the ‘greatest show on Earth’ in the coming weeks, but it’s not only the Olympics that makes this historic part of the capital worth a visit.
Summer weather in London may be disappointing but there is one thing you can’t beat in London and that’s the summer festivals.
Cat Hughes participated in a campaign by Thomas Cook to showcase the best locations in the city in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Watch the video below and see why she chose Clapham as her favourite city gem:
It‘s all happening in London this year. With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the city gearing up to celebrate a year of pomp and circumstance.
Gin, in the Victorian times, was known as Mothers Ruin – and London in particular had issues with the spirit.
Easter is here again and this year London is awash with Easter egg hunts. Not only a fun Easter activity, if you’ve hunted for your egg you can justify eating it all in one sitting!
Quality food that’s also affordable is becoming a bit like Black Rhinoceros – an endangered species.
The nature of secrets is that they lie behind closed doors hidden from view. Art can sometimes be like this too – an occasionally elitist and high-brow – but there is a club who have thrown open the doors of the art world.
As wages go down and prices go up, is it still possible to have an enjoyable budget trip to London?
2012 is here, and it’s the year the Olympics come to town. This is London’s year; the eyes of the world will be on this ancient yet modern city and there is so much for the world to see.
The lights are twinkling on the dark streets of London and Oxford Street is more crowded than usual – Christmas is here again.
The Christmas season is upon us and this means that for a few short weeks we can throw away the diet and indulge ourselves in some chocolatey treats that may not be good to the waistline, but are good for the soul.
Thanksgiving is the one holiday everyone knows about but no one in this country celebrates. But that is changing; thanksgiving has now become an event in the capital.
In a palatial town house, on a grand square, sits one of the capital's finest art collections.
It’s Chocolate Week in the capital and to celebrate the wonderfulness of chocolate, Cat Hughes has scoured the capital for all things chocolatey.