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

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Happy Birthday, Girl Gone London!

One year ago, I started this blog because I was trying to take my mind off impending visa uncertainty and the fact that I couldn’t work in the UK in the way I wanted to. I was cobbling together part-time jobs, watching too much Netflix, and desperately needed a project...

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South Kensington, London: An Area Guide

London is a massive city that is home to people of all different backgrounds and religion, the rich and the poor, tourists and residents, Taylor Swift fans and Kanye lovers. But within that mixture are different boroughs that do have distinct identities and values. One of my favorite districts of...

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Just a Little Bit of Health and Safety

Every country has their own weird rules about what is and isn’t acceptable for citizens and workplaces. I mean, some rules are pretty standard ‘no’s’, aka sitting in a bathtub with an electric appliance or working on a construction site with your eyes closed. But then other things leave you...

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7 Things to Do to Kill Time at the Airport

It doesn’t matter how much you love travelling the world, there’s always one complete buzzkill in the whole process; hanging around at the airport. Especially if you’ve got an international flight, where they tell you to arrive at least 3 hours before – and then it’s delayed. WHY?! As it’s...

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Is there a Target in London?

For the record, this post and my love of Target are not sponsored by Target, though I wouldn’t be opposed to them working with me and also building a Target in London so CALL ME, TARGET! Anyways, I get this question a lot: “Is there a Target in London?” And...

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Girl Gone London: A History

The other day, I was reminiscing on my journey in London so far and freaking out that it will almost be five years since I first stepped foot in the city I now call home (so much can happen in 5 years!) It probably won’t come as a surprise, but...

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Hamburg: A Travel Guide

For being the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg often gets overlooked by more ‘famous’ cities like Berlin and Munich. But it’s a worthwhile visit in its own right, and I would recommend spending a day or two in this city by the river while in Germany. After all, when else are...

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The Best Time to Study Abroad in London

Besides picking a program, the hardest part about studying abroad in London is deciding when to come. Of course, I’m an overachiever so I studied abroad in London all four seasons so you didn’t have to. The good news is that they’re all good times, obviously. But here’s how ‘the...

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Best Parks in London for a Picnic

After a really poor showing of sunshine this summer, London’s forecast for the next few weeks actually has more sun than clouds. FINALLY! I spend all year hear either waiting for or missing the summer, so if London didn’t shape up soon we were going to have to have some...

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Exploring South London in Battersea

London’s geographical heartbeat, the River Thames, cuts right through the center of the city to provide distinct “north” and “south” boundaries. While many popular London attractions are north of the river, South London is a treasure trove for beautiful architecture, residential neighborhoods, and fabulous places to eat and shop. One...

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