Welcome to Babes about Town, a multiple award-nominated family, lifestyle and travel guide aimed at parents with young kids in London and beyond.
I’m Uju, founder and Babe-in-chief.
Mother and Shaker, blogger, TV screenwriter, curator of cool finds, activities and experiences for city kids and parents.
I love dancing (sometimes with a hula hoop), making lists, finding people’s gifts (in every sense), creative expression, guilty pleasure TV and a tall glass of Pimm’s.
Above all else, I love my family.
EZRA, AGE 8
Possibly the most quotable kid on the planet. He digs football, wrestling, learning to Moonwalk and writing the occasional blog review. He’s also a word nerd (like his mama).
When I started this blog, he was only 4 and we had conversations like this. He turned 8 this year and I wrote him this letter.
JED, AGE 5
My teddy bear gangsta.
He’s got natural born swagger. Ladies love cool Jed.
Jed believes cuddles can save the world (they can!) and that ketchup is a food group.
My heart broke a little when he started big school and left me with a half empty nest.
He likes beer, saucy banter, Arsenal, hanging with his boys and being the BAHD man on the grill. Time Out thinks he’s one of the 100 Best Dishes in London. Giles Coren thinks his hotdogs are the best in Britain.
I think he’s a very silly sausage.
How it all Began
I started Babes about Town back in 2010 when Ezra was 4 and Jed was about to turn 1.
It was an idea I’d had since Ezra was a baby. After relocating to London 7 months pregnant, having lived in Lagos for 2 years (and previous 4 years in New York), my friends and family were all over the place. Nobody around me seemed to have a baby and I felt isolated and adrift as a new mum.
Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, if there was someone who could show me where to go and what to do with a child in tow, stuff that wasn’t just fun for him but for me too?
That’s how this blog was born. Read my first post.
PARENTS NEED LOVE TOO!
Babes about Town started as a simple blog for under 5s but has grown into so much more and keeps on evolving.
I’ve always had a parent-centric approach, seeking out ways to help new mums and dads ‘recover their cool and recapture the buzz of big city life’.
And I’m still on a mission to inspire you, wherever you are in the world, to Raise Your Game.
The Babes love…
London museums and family theatre, street parties and family festivals, cool stuff for kids and parents, street food and child friendly restaurants, baby discos and daytime raves, steam trains and forest walks, pyjama days and movie nights, dates with dads and weekend escapes.
Babes about Town has been a catalyst for our adventures and hopefully yours too. Come and play!