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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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…

Aug5

Travel: Which of Thailand’s Islands is Best for You?

Renowned as a destination for backpackers and honeymooners, Thailand’s beautiful islands have something to offer all kinds of holidaymakers, says Vicky Smith

Oct6

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE DYSART, PETERSHAM

The Dysart in Petersham is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and relax with fantastic food and first-rate service, says Vicky Smith

Aug4

RESTAURANT REVIEW: KERBISHER & MALT, EAST SHEEN

Fish and chips doesn’t come much better than at Kerbisher & Malt. Vicky Smith channels the spirit of the seaside at their new branch in East Sheen

May12

INTERIOR DESIGNER JACQUELINE WILLERS

When it comes to interior design, there’s not much Barnes-based Jacqueline Willers doesn’t know. She shares her style secrets with Vicky Smith