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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Oct8

Hotel Review: The Monkey Island Estate in Bray

Staycations are hot property right now, and for those looking for a quick getaway from London, the glorious Monkey Island Estate in Bray is hard to beat

Jun24

Why I’ll Be Revisiting the British Beaches of My Childhood this Summer 

Us Brits do like to be beside the seaside, and with so many cheap flights on offer, it’s all too easy to whizz over to the continent for sun, sea and sand. But with coronavirus throwing many of our holiday plans into disarray, it’s time to rediscover the wonder of the UK’s bountiful beaches

Apr20

The Cognac Show Goes Virtual with Online Tastings & Tips

The first thing to know about cognac is… forget everything that you think you know about cognac.

Aug25

Restaurant Review: Maremma, Brixton

This lovely new restaurant is located on the corner plot once occupied by Montego Bay has one simple goal: to bring the best bits of Maremma in Italy to the forever food-obsessed folk of south London

Jul19

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…  

Jul15

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

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