Hey! If it’s your first time to my corner of the internet, welcome! I’m happy you’re here 🙂 Whether you’re looking to move across the pond or simply make the most of London, you’ll find all you need here to live your best London life.
London Travel Tips: Before you come to London, you’ll want to be prepared. Try to avoid these tourist mistakes, remember to pack for the season, and oh, make sure you download these must-have London apps.
Read these solo travel tips if you’ll be exploring the city on your own (here’s the best things to do alone in the city).
If you’re still dreaming of London you can check out my favorite London travel books. Once you’re here, check out my favorite unique London tours and experiences to make the most of your trip and the best hotels and hostels to stay.
Moving to London: If you’re moving to London, I highly suggest checking out my book Across the Pond: A Young Expat’s Guide to London Life otherwise there’s tons of free content on this site to get you started.
If the idea of moving across the pond is completely new to you, here’s an overview of how to move to London (and 10 things to know before you move to London).
Deciding where to live in London is never easy, so have a read-through my ultimate London neighborhood guide to get a better feel for each area.
Making new friends is equally challenging, use this guide to make friends in the city as soon as you get across the pond! Wondering why I’ve called this city home so long? Here’s 50 reasons I love London.
Things to do in London: If there’s one thing you can guarantee it’s that you’ll never run out of things to do in London. This is where my Instagram comes in handy.
I’m constantly discovering new bits of the city and making reels to showcase my favorite spots, so be sure to follow me there for the latest! But of course, the blog gets just as much love…
Neighborhood Guides: With 48 neighborhoods to wander, I highly suggest exploring London by area.
On Candace Abroad, you can find neighborhood guides to Camden, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Little Venice, London Bridge, Notting Hill, Primrose Hill, and Shoreditch! More coming soon.
London Day Itineraries: There’s so many ways to spend your days in London. Catch up on my day itineraries for how to spend a Sunday in London, a rainy day, a snow day, and an autumn day.
London Parks, Gardens & Mews: I’m obsessed with all the greenery there is to discover in London. Here’s 50+ beautiful parks and gardens to explore ASAP , where to see gorgeous spring flowers in London, and a few handcrafted guides for how to spend an afternoon in my favorite London parks.
Hidden London: There’s so much of London you’ll never find in a tourist book. Dip into a hidden second-hand bookshop, unveil the best secret things to do in London, and keep updated on all the hidden gems London has to offer.
London Film Tours: Movies set in London…are just better! To feed my cinematic curiosities I’m constantly going on film tours of the city.
Relive your Notting Hill fantasies or wait til Christmas time to feel like you’re in Love Actually. Or you could always embrace your inner Bridget Jones and retrace the steps of the Bridgerton family, up to you.
London Coffee Guides: London and coffee—I don’t think I’ve ever loved two words so much.
From the best cafes to hunker down and get some work done in the city, to cat cafes, dog cafes, Instagrammable Notting Hill cafes, and virtually every coffee shop in-between be sure to browse around the site to find your new favorite coffee shop.
London Walking Tours: The best way to see London is by foot!
Take a charming walk through Covent Garden, a self-guided street art tour through Shoreditch, or a classic jaunt through Central London to see all the city has to offer. More coming soon.
UK Travel: As lockdown eases I’ll be keen to explore all the amazing spots this country has to offer. Take a trip with me to the picturesque Castle Combe or the Harry Potter Village of Lacock. More coming soon.
Europe Travel: Whether it’s a quick trip from London to Paris, a weekend getaway in hipster Sweden, or a magical journey to a fairytale village, there’s always something to discover in Europe.
Living Abroad: I’ve learned a lot from living abroad (20 life-changing lessons to be exact). If you’re a Black woman, here are the 9 best cities to live (*hint hint—London’s included). If you’re considering a move, here’s 20 reasons to move to Europe.
Language Learning: Over the past two years I’ve picked up language learning as a hobby. Here’s a few unique ways to learn Chinese and how I’m currently learning French.
Blogging & Social Media: Outside of Candace Abroad, I work in digital marketing and geek out when it comes to blogging and social media.
If you’re starting your own travel blog—here’s how to choose your travel niche.
You’ll also want to download these free blogging tools before you get started and consider getting a good camera for your blog photos.
But it’s not all about “doing it for the gram“, make sure to look after your mental health (something not often talked about in the influencer space) and whatever you do, don’t compare yourself to others on social media.
If you’d like me to do an audit of your blog or Instagram, please email email@example.com.
Abroad & Co.: Abroad & Co. is a travel podcast I started out of my own frustration to find more people like me combining their career, goals, and/or business with travel.
The show runs bi-weekly (available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts), with every episode featuring guests from around the globe, sharing the behind-the-scenes of living an alternative lifestyle and inspiring you to live your best life, wherever that takes you. You can check out the latest episodes here.
About me: Read my story here!
Can we connect?: Sure! I’m most active on Instagram @candaceabroad, but you can always reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org