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Vicky Smith | Author

Vicky Smith is a south London-based freelance journalist with a love of travel, trainers, live music and the capital's myriad pubs, bars and restaurants

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Jul12

Restaurant Review: Yauatcha City’s Yum Cha Brunch

Brunch is still very much alive and kicking in London, and Yauatcha City’s new Yum Cha dim sum brunch is definitely up there with the must-tries…  

Jul10

Travel: Set Sail Aboard the Modern Cruise Ship with a Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge is a 129,500-tonne stunner with all the gargantuan presence of the classic cruise liners you may have spotted ploughing through the ocean before, but that’s where the similarities begin and end – this is a ship that’s been designed to do things a little differently

Jul1

9 of the Best Riverside Pubs & Restaurants in West London

Make the most of the last of the summer sunshine at one of west London’s brilliant Thames-side pubs, bars and restaurants

Apr13

Restaurant Review: Poon’s Pop-Up, Clerkenwell

Poon’s, the pop-up Chinese restaurant in Clerkenwell, is a fitting tribute to Bill Poon’s Chinatown and Covent Garden restaurants, frequented by the likes of Mick Jagger in the 70s

Apr10

Travel: Your Summer Holiday Guide to Skiathos, Greece

Looking for summer holiday inspiration? Vicky Smith heads to the Greek island of Skiathos for sunny skies, crystal waters, a picturesque town with cobbled streets and, most importantly, plenty of taramasalata  

Aug1

Travel: Where to Find a Slice of British Luxury in Dubai

Dubai wears many hats: gateway to Africa and the Indian Ocean, an adventurers dream, a shiny, shopping mecca and, now, a luxury little Britain with guaranteed sunshine. As Dukes Dubai opens its doors, The Resident luxuriates in the British institutions making their mark in Dubai

Apr11

WHY WE SHOULD ALL MOVE TO CROYDON

It’s been up-and-coming since time began – but now it’s finally time for the London Borough of Croydon to shine. Vicky Smith takes a look at the sharp edge of the ‘Croydon facelift’…

Sep12

TOOTING MARKET: SOUTH LONDON’S NEW FOODIE HAVEN

Brixton Village is one of south London’s greatest recent success stories, and it was only a matter of time before other markets followed. It’s time for Tooting Market, with a host of new openings and talented traders, to take the spotlight…

Jun16

BRIXTON’S NEW ZEALAND WINE REVOLUTION

New Zealand isn’t breaking news to oenophiles, who have long celebrated its impressive array of producers and varieties. But there’s so much more to discover, and one Brixton-based New Zealand wine specialist is at the heart of it

Apr8

HIT THE HIGH ROAD: A GUIDE TO STREATHAM

Balham and Clapham may get all the press, but their close neighbour Streatham is fast becoming an attraction in its own right. From great restaurants and delis to notable historic figures like Sir Henry Tate and super-famous residents like Naomi Campbell, The Resident picks out the best bits of Streatham…

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