The Young Londoner is all about being a young person in the Big Smoke. Whether you’re a millennial mum, a toddling little person or a recent school leaver, we provide everything you need to know about the capital.
From family friendly events and reviews, to London venues and news, we’re here to keep you in the know. We give you insight and ideas into exhibitions, shows, cafes, soft plays, days out, freebie activities and much more.
We aim to keep young minds occupied and nourished by bringing to your attention the best that our wonderful metropolis has to offer – from the bizarre to the brilliant, from the surprising to the splendid and everything in-between. Join us in exploring London for young ones.
The Young Londoner is created by a small team of passionate Londoners looking to inform and enlighten little residents in the capital about events, places and people.
The Young Londoner team extraordinaire is made up of:
Ana Sheppard: Editor
London lover, thrill seeker, mummy to a very active toddler, foodie and market lover with a passion for libraries, poetry and theatre. Ana is a firm believer in young people and developing their life long love of local things to do in London.
Ana has worked as a freelance journo for over 10 years (with the occasional bout of venturing into Marketing and the Education sector.) Ana is a talker and before she became editor of The Young Londoner she would spend her days loquaciously promoting the great offering in her favourite city (especially free events and activities) now she’s reduced the talking and spends her time writing (and exploring) instead – mostly with a little person in tow.
Zowie Andrews: Contributor
Zowie has lived in the capital his whole life and wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently moving from West (bye Kensington and Chelsea) to East (Hello Hackney) he can be found exploring parks and playgrounds whilst drinking artisan matcha coffee or chasing his two year old (sometimes simultaneously). Zowie has trained (and worked) as a chef and a personal trainer and continues to be very passionate about food and exercise.
Daniela Sheppard: Digital Wiz
With more than 25 years experience as a web editor and digital marketing operations, Daniela promoted London and all things British to a wide international audience through large digital projects managed from the UK and abroad. She thinks that the World can be found in London’s diversity and rich history so she continues to enjoy playing tourist guide to all visiting friends, family and Londoners looking to discover more of what this amazing city has on offer.
Ellen: Education Editor
Ellen moved from Brighton to London 5 years ago and fell in love with the city from her first day on the scene. She loves an art gallery, a market or a bookshop and is particularly fond of South East London which is now her home.
Ellen has worked for a variety of publications including Brighton’s leading newspaper the Argus as well as having ghost written a number of books on the relationship between Social Media and Mental Health. After graduating from Richmond University Ellen pursued her passion for young people in her role as Education Editor at Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Today.
Milo & friends
They may be the youngest team members but they know their stuff. Read all about Milo’s adventures alongside his friends as they toddle along to play cafes, muse in museums, explore art galleries, or get mucky in messy play and outdoor fun.
These young Londoners know how to strike a pose, make an untimely escape and generally keep the office entertained.
Readers & Contributors
We also work with a select team of freelancers, contributors and other content providers on an ad hoc basis and we are always keen to hear from our readers so if you have an event listing, news, suggestions, review idea or article you want us to feature please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org where we will aim to get back to you within 24hrs.