Welcome to London Revealed
London Revealed has been created to celebrate London and all that this great city has to offer.
London Revealed was designed by Londoners to offer insight and discovery into a city of endless opportunities and adventure. Here you will find all things that make London unique; from top tips to follow when visiting the city for the first time, to best places to have traditional Sunday roast, to anecdotal stories about mudlarking on the Thames.
Packed with personal blogs, fun videos and powerful imagery, you will experience London as true Londoners do.
Fun, personal and authentic, London Revealed has been created by the editorial team at Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and sees contributions from a passionate and diverse team of London-based writers.
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Meet the bloggers
Here are a few of our London based journalists, creatives and professionals sharing their tips, reviews and stories.
Marc Burrows is a journalist, musician, stand up comedian and author. As a journalist he has written extensively for the Guardian and Observer, and is a regular critic for music websites Drowned In Sound and the Quietus. In 2014 he edited the book I Think I Can See Where You’re Going Wrong, about the Guardian’s comment community, for Faber and Faber.
Lulu Le Vay
Lulu Le Vay started out as deputy editor of mouthy fanzine Sleazenation in the mid-90s, propelling her into a busy career as a music and lifestyle writer for publications as diverse as The Face and i-D through to the Guardian Guide, The Independent and The New Statesman. Lulu has also been a freelance magazine editor working with luxury hotel brands such as London’s Andaz to launch in-house publications.
This wealth of experience led Lulu to write and deliver music business and journalism courses in the UK. For four years she has also led the social media content for fitness brand Gymbox, the blog having recently won fitness blog of the year at the UK Blog Awards 2017. Lulu is also a freelance sub-editor for Greenpeace.
I’ve lived in London my whole life but am still amazed at how often it’s able to surprise me. I’ve travelled a lot but can honestly say I’ve never seen anywhere quite like our capital.
The diversity of cultures and characters mean that whether meeting new people, trying new foods, seeing new sights or simply going for an explore, the next adventure is only ever round the corner.
Carly – Ann Clements
Carly is a journalist, copywriter and editor who has lived in London all her life. Having worked at Time Out for five years, she is constantly trying to find the best food, shows, events and things to do in London, and she’ll happily yap your ear off with recommendations. Now a freelancer, Carly writes about everything from interior design to the theatre and everything in between. You can usually find her cradling a glass of white wine at a show or exploring the menu at a restaurant opening.
Si Spencer writes stories and words for pictures that move and pictures that don’t. He’s worked extensively on TV’s big three London-based continuing dramas – ‘Eastenders’, ‘The Bill’ and ‘Grange Hill’ – and his occult horror graphic novels for DC Comic’s Vertigo imprint – ‘The Vinyl Underground’, ‘Bodies’ and ‘Hellblazer: City of Demons’ – all use the city’s dark history as both backdrop and inspiration.
Dawn Emery is an editor, writer and copywriter. Her print credits include Radio Times, You, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror. She’s written online articles for titles including The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Dawn also spent 10 years at HELLO! magazine, where she held various senior titles. Twitter: @Dawn_Emery.
Be part of it
Share your personal stories and recommendations, fun videos and images of the city.
If have a creative writing flair and you have something unique to share about London, we would love to hear from you. Submit your content, 500-800 words, and accompanying images, with your full name and a short bio (we want to know about you) to email@example.com and we will notify you when you blog will be posted on our website.
Send us your video! Do you have a video of London you’d like to share? Would you like to be in front of the camera and answer one of these two questions: ‘what I love about London’ and ‘if I had 24 hours in London I would …’? Send us your video, no longer than 60 seconds, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on our website.
If you have beautiful imagery of London, we’d love to showcase it. Simply post your picture on Instagram using hashtag #londonrevealed and tagging @londonrevealed and your picture will appear on the website.