Introducing Milly

Milly Kenny-Ryder is a well-known travel writer and food photographer. The author of a trio of travel books, known collectively as the Weekend Journals, she has a natural curiosity to get under the skin of a destination and to uncover life as a local. Having written guides on Cornwall and Provence, the most recent addition is entitled ‘London’ and offers an insider’s scoop on where to eat, sleep and shop. As the city that Milly affectionately calls home, her London book is peppered with enticing imagery that truly celebrates the diverse, bustling and thriving city in which she lives.

Also known as the blogger Thoroughly Modern Milly, Milly is committed to running around town trying to see and do everything she can and cataloguing her experiences to share with her followers. This treasure trove of what’s hot and not is exactly what qualifies her as a Curator with plenty to share.

Her Experiences

A Covent Garden WALK

Enter Milly’s world with a gentle two-hour walking tour to discover her hidden Covent Garden favourites. Leave the guidebook at home and let Milly be the guide as she introduces you to her personal finds. Specialist stationery shops, a French bakery that draws inspiration from Singapore and Japan, coffee, coffee and more delicious coffee… these are just some of the secrets that Milly will spill as she whisks you around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden. 



London’s streets are alive in the autumn, avoid the tube and instead stroll or cycle from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. Covent Garden is one of the best areas in central London to explore on foot. The main Piazza always has beautiful seasonal floral displays, it’s a lovely place to grab a coffee and enjoy the street entertainment.

2 - Neal's Yard

With our new-found passion for al fresco drinking and dining head to tucked away Neal’s Yard for an array of delicious options. Jacob and the Angel for coffee, St John for the best doughnuts in town or cheese and aperitif at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, where the wine list is unrivalled.

As well as London, Milly’s passion for travel has resulted in books spilling the secrets on Cornwall and Provence.

Favourite Spots

Curate Your Stay

Get in touch to talk to our knowledgeable Concierge to create a One Aldwych experience inspired by Milly that is completely tailored to you. Give us a call on +44 (0)20 730 1000 or drop us an email to tell us more about what you would like to do during your stay.