Painting London Green

St Patrick’s Day – celebrating national days in style. There is never a dull moment in London!  I do love this city, especially living in leafy Notting Hill.  Every month seems to bring a different event or another public holiday and I am taking the opportunity to celebrate as many as possible. It’s St. Patrick’s […]

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Thanksgiving in London

The end of November means one thing to an American.  It’s Thanksgiving on Thursday 24th and all thoughts turn to turkey and all the trimmings.  Well I say ‘one thing’ but perhaps the end of November is also known for the shopping nightmare that has become known as Black Friday.  That’s an American custom that […]

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Why all the bonfires everywhere this weekend?

Another weekend looms and I always check local papers and magazines like Timeout to see what events and activities of interest there are to do.  I particularly keep looking out for things local Londoners do.  I want to enjoy living here and to immerse myself in all things British. When planning this weekend I kept […]

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A very British Trick or Treat

One of my favourite holidays back home in the US is Halloween.  It feels like one big party and it is delightful to see, in particular, all the children dressed up and getting into the spirit (please forgive the pun) of the day.  When I first came to London I didn’t expect it to be […]

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Not long ’til winter – the season for snoozing!

Autumn is in full swing so winter isn’t far behind.  They say cats don’t do so well in the cold weather but Snowy & I rather like the winter.  It gives us a chance to practice what we do best – eat, sleep & snuggle up together! I rather envy bears, squirrels and mice for […]

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Glorious Autumn in London

Following a pretty good Summer this year, it has been such a pleasant early Autumn and only now can I sense that the season is coming into full swing.  There is definitely a chill in the air in the early morning when I leave for work and again in the evening.  The leaves are also […]

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I LOVE LONDON BUSES …..

The Victoria 52 bus

…. TRAVELLING ROUTE 52 FROM NOTTING HILL TO VICTORIA I know I go on about Vincent House being centrally located, but it makes me realise how lucky I am to have so much of London accessible to me.  Notting Hill has so many public transport options, including the District, Circle & Central lines as well […]

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MOVING TO LONDON?

Notting Hill Gate Tube Sign

I count my lucky stars that I found out about Vincent House and I’m so grateful my friend, who was already living here, told me about it.  Finding good value accommodation in London is really challenging for anyone, but even more when arriving here for the first time whether coming from elsewhere in the UK […]

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WELCOME TO THE VINCENT HOUSE BLOG

Vincent House building is an iconic 1930s style building in Notting Hill

Welcome to our blog.  We hope you will become a regular visitor to read our news and our features about a whole range of topics that might be of interest to you especially our helpful information about the exciting and dynamic city of London.  We think it is one of the best places to live in the world, although we […]

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