HelenaI’m an award-winning writer and photographer. In 2013 I self-published the Eat Hackney Cookbook, a fundraiser for North London Action for the Homeless and the Hackney Migrant Centre; the book was featured in Time Out and It’s Nice That. I blog about food and community at eathackney.com.

My 1000-word autobiography won Vogue’s annual writing contest, and I also won the Independent on Sunday’s travel writing competition. I’ve written guides to London walks, camping, budget travel and the Lake District, and I’ve updated books on destinations from Fiji to the Scottish Highlands.

I am a regular volunteer at North London London Action for the Homeless.

Please email me to find out more.

I’m sole author of:

The Eat Hackney Cookbook; The Rough Guide to Walks in London & Southeast England; DK’s Top 10 Guide to the Lake District; The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Bruges & Brussels. I have edited and project-managed numerous travel guides.


I’m co-author of:

The Rough Guide to Australia; The Rough Guide to Camping; The Rough Guide to Scotland; The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands; Make the Most of Your Time in Britain; Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget; Lonely Planet Africa; Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg; Lonely Planet Italy, Lonely Planet Discover Italy.


I’m the commissioned photographer for:

Rough Guides to: Copenhagen; Edinburgh; The Italian Lakes; The Lake District; Madeira; Prague; Scotland; The Scottish Highlands; Switzerland; Sydney. Time Out guide to Prague. Dorling Kindersley guides to: Greek Islands; The Italian Lakes; Lake District; New Orleans. Alastair Sawday’s Go Slow Italy.

Commissioned ohotos

My black and white handprinted images of Cuba have been exhibited at Rich Mix and Floradita in London. I studied photography at Saint Martins College; my degree-show project – a series of fake film stills – was shown at the Curzon Soho in London.

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