About Me

Thanks so much for reading London on My Mind. Are curious to learn more about the person who makes this whole site happen? You’ve come to the right place!

My name is Valerie Bailey; I run a bunch of websites about topics I love including travel in Alaska and the American West, space and astrotourism, how to eat like Anthony Bourdain, and Harry Potter! I started London on My Mind in early 2021 to share the London blog posts I had previously written on a brand new site focused entirely on visiting London.

Why London? London is my favorite city on earth, and I fell in love on my very first visit in 2011. I loved London so much that I moved back in 2012-2013, and visit at least once each year (except 2020, for obvious reasons). My most recent trip was in September 2022, and I share recaps from each trip since then.

My mission is to show others how incredible London is as a destination – even if it doesn’t end up being your favorite place too.

Thanks so much for trusting me to help you plan your London trip, and feel free to comment on any posts with your questions (or reach me from the Contact page).