girl gone london an american girl's guide to life and travel in the UK and beyond

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Tips on Finding a Job in London

So you’ve just arrived in London, ‘The Big Smoke’, ready to make your mark on this big, beautiful city. But how to go about finding a job to help fund the many adventures you want to have whilst you’re here? Luckily for you London is just getting bigger and better...

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How to Take Advantage of the British Sunshine

This weekend, the sunshine came out in most of Britain and temperatures near us reached 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This, of course, is the nation’s cue to drop EVERYTHING and head outside to soak in the rays. After living in coats and sweaters and a permanent patch of grey for months,...

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Le Blaireau Review – Careys Manor

During our recent stay at Careys Manor (read my review here,) we got to experience a three-course dinner at its on-site French restaurant, Le Blaireau. Access to the restaurant is both from within the hotel, as well as this cute entrance outside for regular dining guests. I chose Le Blaireau for...

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Careys Manor New Forest Review

Imagine a world where ponies run wild right outside your window, a relaxing spa looks out to grass fields and breakfast can be eaten in your slippers and bathrobe. Now stop imagining, because whatever you’ve come up with in your head is nowhere near as good as the real thing...

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Embellish Box Review

If you’re like me and you need to be doing something at all times, it can be hard to find ways to relax. I tell myself that I’m going to ‘take the day off’ and then sit there uncomfortably for 10 minutes staring at the wall before I’m immersed in...

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Tube Delays: How Much Time Are You Wasting?

I’ll be the first to admit that I have become a stereotypical Londoner who secretly loves the tube while simultaneously complaining about it constantly. Even if it’s on time five days in a row, one late train on the sixth day is enough to come into work proclaiming about how...

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November Rain Poncho Review

This past month, England has been living up to its ‘rainy’ stereotype and blessing us all with loads of water falling from the sky while we’re just trying to live our lives. I have to admit to being incredibly annoyed by this, as I’m used to massive Florida thunderstorms that...

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Breakfast Buffets in the UK

Breakfast buffets in the UK. I have to say that I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but a few weeks ago, my whole world changed. It was my birthday and Guy was looking for ways to make me feel at home. I had mentioned to him previously...

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How to Find Cheap Flights in Europe

While I love London, there’s no denying that one of the greatest parts of living here is having easy access to the rest of Europe. I enjoy a day out to the Tower of London as much as anyone, but we’re within a few hours flight of other amazing cities...