Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 5 SA Art / Tate Modern)

My London Big 5 (no.5) Cost: £0 Even though I was pretty tired (and in need of a nap after my delicious Nando's stuffing session) I was pretty sad that my day was coming to an end, but it ended on a high. South Africa has some of the world's best artists. You'll see this as … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 5 SA Art / Tate Modern)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 4 SA Food / Nando’s)

My London Big 5 (no. 4): South African food / Nando's Cost: £13.15 Nando's - a South African brand that has made it really big globally. Few Brits seem to know that Nando's originated in our beautiful country (Johannesburg 1987 to be exact). Now, I KNOW that strictly speaking its Portuguese cuisine, but to me … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 4 SA Food / Nando’s)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 3 African Animals / ZSL London Zoo in Camden)

My London Big 5 (no.3): African Animals / ZSL London Zoo Tickets: £24.30 From Parliament Square, I took a slight detour and walked past the beautiful St James Park then made my way back to Charing Cross station to take the Northern Line to Camden Town. Finally! I've wanted to go to the ZSL London … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 3 African Animals / ZSL London Zoo in Camden)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 2 Statue of Nelson Mandela / Parliament Square)

My London Big 5 (no.2) Cost: £0 Next up on My London Big 5 tour, the Nelson Mandela Statue on Parliament Square. An incredibly special place and a moment to reflect how far the country has come. Getting to Parliament Square is only a 12min walk from Trafalgar Square walking past great landmarks like 10 … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 2 Statue of Nelson Mandela / Parliament Square)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 1 South African High Commission/ Trafalgar Square)

I'm very proudly South African. I like to think that anyone who interacts with me will know this after about 30 seconds. Moving to London was a much bigger adjustment than I thought it would be. It's only very recently that I've started to appreciate the city for all its magnitude and diversity, and finally … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 1 South African High Commission/ Trafalgar Square)