There is a great myth about London – in fact there are many. The mutant-sewer-people who live in the tube tunnels, the mouse in the Leicester Square KFC (actually, less of a myth, more of a news story)…but the one I’m referring to is the myth that you have to leave London when you have kids. That London is not child-friendly, and any toddler who steps over the M25 will get instantly swallowed up a beast known as The Crowds. It’s not true, but getting out and about in London can feel daunting with kids.

I’m here to help. I am Kate – mother, writer, thinker. Granted, the kind of things I think about are along the lines of “What’s that smell?” or “Where can I buy chocolate around here?”, so maybe not that much of a thinker.  But I am definitely the first two – I have children known as Reuben (the original toddler) and Eva (the all-new toddler with extra features) and I write. London with a Toddler is an account of our adventures – a subjective, wholly anecdotal, rarely factual review of things you can do in this great city of ours with a couple of small children in tow. As I said when I started this blog, hopefully it will be of some use to someone somewhere.

But life isn’t all sandpits and playgrounds – I’m also a freelance writer, to pay the bills and (more importantly) keep me in wispas and slushies. You can see some of my freelance work on my portfolio. If you like my style, or would like to pay me copious amounts of money to write in an entirely different style, please drop me a line at londonwithatoddler@gmail.com


15 Responses to About

  1. Laura says:

    Hello Kate,
    I am helping out with a little launch event in Chelsea, if you would be interested in perhaps attending, get in touch with me via twitter @londonbabymum or email: laura at london-baby dot com

  2. Great blog – wish I’d found this before the first time I tackled London with the baby!

  3. Melisa Ramsey says:

    Hello There,
    My name is Melisa and I’m a Professional Blogger. I have more than 3+ yrs of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of interesting topics.
    I came across your blog and was wondering if you would be interested in allowing me to write relevant & useful topics on your blog at no cost.
    At this point of my writing career, I simply want to get more visibility for my writing and I will write for free as long as you are fine with me adding a small author bio section following the blog post about myself.
    Please let me know if you are interested and if you’d like for me to submit a sample blog post for your approval.
    Thanks a bunch,

  4. Matthew says:

    Hi Kate,

    I’m organizing Eco Pop-Up Shop of EcoLifeStore.co.uk on 26th of July in Dulwich! Please feel free to come along! It will be also good to exchange e-mails – matthew@loveecolife.com


  5. emma says:

    What a great blog, Kate…
    really entertaining and useful!
    emma, also from London!

  6. Daniela says:

    Hi Kate, I’m Daniela Italian mom of a lively toddler of 20 month, baby Alissa. We will spend a week in London at the end of May and your blog is a gold mine thank you : ) !! I will study it to get ideas for our staying with the baby….I’m quite sure I will find lot of things to ask if you don’t mind….
    It will surely be an interesting adventure!
    Thanks again!

  7. Sara says:

    Hi Kate,
    Just wanted to say thank you for mentioning my shop, KA-BOOM in a recent blog post. You should pop in next time you’re in the area!

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  9. Silke says:

    Hi Kate,
    love the blog! I’m a parent (together with my wife) to 18 month old Klari and am also based in London. Wish I had seen your blog during my maternity leave.
    I’ve started writing some guides on the things I’ve enjoyed doing the most up until now with Klari and as a family. And I’m planning to share some of our experiences as lgbt parents as well as raising a bilingual child in London on a blog I’ve just started. Feel free to have a peek if you’re interested: it’s https://familylifelondon.co.uk/
    Always happy to connect!

    • katese11 says:

      Hey Silke!

      Thanks for popping by 🙂 I hope the blog is useful to you and it’s interesting to read about your experiences too. LWAT is definitely a bit less toddler-focused nowadays as the original toddler is now 13 and has outgrown me 😮 . But hopefully there is still useful stuff here…..!



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