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Elisa Freeling

Elisa moved to London a decade ago from San Francisco, where, in pre-children days, she was the managing editor at Sierra magazine. She lived in Brook Green, Notting Hill and Chiswick before settling in Northfields, where she lives with her book-loving daughter, architecture-loving son, and thickly moustachioed husband.

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Beyond the Ball Pit: London’s Best Indoor Playgrounds

by Elisa Freeling It’s raining, it’s pouring… and your kids are climbing the walls. An…

London Urban Farms

Countryside in the M25: London’s urban farms

You don’t have to hoof it to the countryside to spot a sheep—well over a…

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Jurassic larks: Where to find dinosaurs in and near London

Where to find dinosaurs in and near London By Elisa Freeling Updated April 2019 Whether…

The Phantom Pig

Delicious mystery dining: The Phantom Pig

Mystery Dining at The Phantom Pig By Elisa Freeling When you’re brought a beverage in…

Lumiere London

Light up your life: Lumiere London 2018

Bright Lights at Lumiere London In the post-Christmas gloom of January, Lumiere London arrives to…

Mooch Ealing

Love Local: Small Business Saturday in Northfields and beyond

By Elisa Freeling Looking for a unique Christmas gift that can’t be found on Amazon?…

March of the Mummies

March of the Mummies: Mums (and dads) unite!

By Elisa Freeling Do you believe women have a right to both a family and…

Kids in the Kitchen: London Food Month

By Elisa Freeling London Food Month, the new annual festival put on throughout June 2017…

Soapbox Science: Women bring knowledge to the people

by Elisa Freeling One sunny Saturday in May a couple of years back, I was…

London Fun: What to do with the kids this February half-term

Half-Term activities for kids in London By Elisa Freeling With recent news reports telling us…

6 More things to do in London over the Christmas break

Home for the holidays? London is a great place to be when the tourists have…

Ice Ice Baby: Where to ice skate in London

Where to ice skate in London By Elisa Freeling In 1814 you could ice skate…

6 Things to do in London over the Christmas break

By Elisa Freeling In London over the holidays? You’re in luck. There’s loads to do…

Shop Small This Weekend

East End Independents’ Day and Small Business Saturday by Elisa Freeling As Christmas approaches and…

Full moon risin’: Harvest festivals of London

A week from today, on the 16th of September, the Harvest Moon will fill the sky, a harbinger of autumn’s rapid approach.

Free London! 10 places to take the kids this summer

Looking for something to do with the kids in London this summer? Not keen to…

Free London! 10 places to take the kids this summer

Looking for something to do with the kids in London this summer? Not keen to…

Pride London

Show Your Pride in London

If you were saddened and outraged by the horrific attack this week at a gay…

fork to fork

Fork to Fork Festival

From Ottolenghi to The River Café, some of London’s most talented chefs and well-known restaurants…

Eat: Mustard, Brook Green

by Elisa Freeling Opened just a few months ago in Brook Green, Mustard is a…