lanky Girl

In Fashion on October 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

© The London Perspective

Recently Lanky Girl and Co was invited to try out Soho’s recent addition to the Thai dining scene @Siam. This contemporary mid-market eatery aims to provide authentic Thai food that doesn’t break the bank. Now I have to say that @Siam has its charm, it isn’t very big but the warm reception by the staff generally made me feel relaxed and at home. Talking to the owner Tip it was clear that customer service was very important. Also (Sshh.. but if you want to have a more intimate dinner Tip can organise for you to have one of the rooms to yourself). So what about the food? Well the restaurant’s best dishes are their seafood dishes. On our visit for starters, we were served soft shell crab salad with light chilli jam and mixed veg and an old favourite of mine chicken satay. Not being a fan of crab it is hard for…

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Whats on in London this week..

In Events, In London on January 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

It’s nice to be back on the old blogging wagon. So what does Lanky girl advise you get up to this week…

Sales, Sales Sales!

Dover Street Market sale:

With 40% off many of top end designers, this sale shouldn’t be missed by any fashionista.

Until Tue Jan 11 Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover St, W1S 4LT

Liberty winter sale

The place to go for all your special items, with 30 -60% of selected womenswear at the momment you have every excuse to splash out on something for the new year.

Until Jan 30 2011, Liberty Carnaby Street W1

Last Chance for Ice Skating

This week is your last chance to try you hand at ice skating in one of London’s many places of interest.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink until 9th Jan 2011

Set in the home of tyrant monarch Henry VIII,  Hampton Court Palace is a majestical place to visit.

Tickets cost:

Adult £10.00 £11.50
Children (under 16) £7.50 £8.00

London Eye Ice Rink Until Jan 5 2011, London Eye

Take a ride on the eye with a loved one and then end it hand in hand with some ice skating close to the Southbank. A lovely treat for you and your family.

Adult (16 Plus) £28.45 £26.65
Child (4-15 years) £17.00 £16.05
Family of Four* £90.90 £85.40

Natural History Museum Ice Rink Until Jan 9 2011, Natural History Museum

Lanky girl had a lovely time skating under the stars with friends for my birthday in November, ending with some lovely mulled wine. Definately recommended.


Children (12 and under): £8.50 peak / £8 off-peak

Adults: £13 peak / £11.50 off-peak

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £36 peak / £31 off-peak

Tower of London Ice Rink Until Jan 9 2011, Tower of London




Adults : £12.00 £10.00
Child (under 16) £8.00 £7.50

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Until Jan 4 2011, Hyde Park

Winter wonderland in Hyde Park is London’s biggest open air ice rink. It is also one of the prettiest places to skate. Only 2 days left to enjoy it though!


Adult tickets from £10
Child tickets from £8
Family tickets from £28
Ice Guides from £30

Fancy a bit of culture?

First Wednesday’s 5th Jan 2011, Various locations in West London

For all you culture vultures,” join West London’s cultural spaces with a series of art and design launches, exclusive collaborations and one-off events on the first Wednesday of each month, when Notting Hill’s creative spaces get together to promote greater cultural communication and exchanges. With many of the area’s galleries and design studios keeping their doors open until 9pm, you won’t be stuck for ways to spend your evening”.

See for more information.

Happy New Year Everyone!

In In London on January 1, 2011 at 3:29 am

First I would like to apologise for the lack of posts on this blog. I almost decided to scrap the whole thing before Christmas but I thought a new year would be a great time to relaunch the lankybutnotmanky blog. I’ve also chosen to start a new blog which is my take (what am I saying its MY LIFE) as a twenty-something living in the big smog.

This Blog will be updated once a week. So add it your RSS Feed to keep yourself posted. Also this year I want to actually hear from some of my visitors so folks comments good and bad are WELCOME.