She Loves London arrived in London at the same time as the Olympics, only with a slightly less fancy opening ceremony.
If you’ve ever lived, worked, rented, attempted to get the tube, or walked down the street in this brilliant, annoying, expensive, frequently rainy, busy, surprising, stupid, beautiful-and-you-know-it city, you’ll know London’s got its own way of doing things. And that’s exactly what this blog’s about.
I stick to what I know. Which means less reviews of events and restaurants you’ll never go to, or the bar openings you didn’t attend, and more about realisitic, normal ways to keep yourself occupied in this city, the rules of commuting, and where to find all the dogs. And because to really appreciate London you have to occasionally get as far as you can away from it, you’ll also find stories from my fairly frequent trips abroad.
No sponsored posts, shoe-horned PR / brand partnerships, or photos of me by brick walls staring at my feet. Promise.
I also send out a newsletter. Expect something a bit more personal, links to good things I’ve seen that week, and ideas for London at the weekend.
I’m Jo Harris-Cooksley. I live in Hackney, work in London Bridge, and grew up in Pinner, Zone 5. I love London, long haul flights, books, podcasts, putting my phone down, gigs, hip hop, Simon and Garfunkel, rum, and loose-leaf tea. Like most Londoners, I spend far too much money on rent, and seeing a dog on the tube will pretty much make my day.