9 Black London-Based Bloggers You Should Know
By DeAnna Taylor
Many people rely on blogs for information. They give you first-hand accounts from real people that look like you.
It’s easy to search and find black bloggers from the United States, but that may not be the case for people looking for content from bloggers of color in other countries.
Check out this list of some of the top black bloggers from around the United Kingdom.
This travel, food, culture, and lifestyle blog is ran by Eulanda and Omo Osagiede. The couple resides in London, a city they deem as one of the greatest melting pots for civilizations and cultures and a crucible of rich diversity. This award-winning blog discovers the stories behind the people and places they visit.
Born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia, Bianca aka ‘Bee’ moved to London when she was 13 years old and has remained ever since. Her blog is a gateway for all who want to see the world “whether in heels or in hiking boots.” Bee showcases her travel experiences from luxury hotels, hostels, to exploring in a campervan in places like Iceland.
This mother of two began working out of one of the largest international law firms in New York. She was given the chance to relocate to London where she met her husband. They both shared a similar love for travel despite being held back by the constraints of attorney life. Due to the generous schedule of the school her kids attend, this family is now able to travel quite a bit and write about their experiences.
This award-winning London-based blog was established in 2011. It is a green beauty and lifestyle blog that focuses on the interesting, innovative, and inspiring. The creator, Lynda, is a trained journalist, tourism marketing expert, and joy-seeking woman filled with never-ending curiosity.
LDN Afro Vegan was created by London-based chef, blogger, and vlogger Esme Carr. Esme’s passion is to show vegans and non-vegans alike just how fun living a plant-based life can be. She loves to experiment with exotic ingredients and knows how to have fun with her food.
Minna Salami is a writer, social critic, and creator of Ms. Afropolitan. Minna was named one of ’12 women changing the world’ by Elle Magazine. She has lived in Nigeria, Spain, New York, Sweden, and now lives in London. Her writing and commentary seeks to provoke thought that can challenge and change the status quo.
Creator Ronke Lawal was born in East London of Nigerian parentage. Her blog celebrates all things related to food (and sometimes drink) but mostly food. Ronke loves food so much that she decided to share her love with the masses. Her favorite meal is dinner, so she usually shares about the best places to eat dinner.
Elle, a fitness professional and fitness blogger, created this blog in 2012 to share her contributions to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. Based in Greater London, she loves to sweat, eat and feel good. Elle aims to motivate and inspire all to live their best lives.
Vesta Fosu is a biology graduate currently living in London. Her blog forced her to go out and find incredible things to enjoy, do, and then write about. On her site, you will find brown-girl friendly makeup, Afro-infused style with pieces from Ghana, and lifestyle posts about food, nutrition, and general life observations.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.