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Hey, I’m Leanne, a nerdy, 30 something, IT Support Analyst from Scotland. I’m a Trekkie and a Ravenclaw who’s addicted to stationery, partial to good cocktails and always up for trying something new.

Four years ago I quit my job and moved to London without much of a plan and Broke in the Big Smoke was born. It started, as most blogs do, as a way to keep in touch with friends and family about the things I was up to and has transformed into the London lifestyle and travel blog you see today.

Living in the capital and travelling the world can be a costly business but it doesn’t have to be so I love sharing tips and tricks on both how to make your money go further and ways to earn a little extra fun money.

If you like what you see you can find me in other places of the internet too:

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I offer the following: reviews of products and services, sponsored posts, giveaways and more. Should you wish to collaborate in any way please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or by using the form below.


All products and services are given an honest review and will be disclosed at the time of writing. I wouldn’t review anything that wouldn’t be used by myself or that doesn’t appeal to me. I must emphasise that I won’t just give a good review because I may have been sent an item free of charge. I will however give an honest, balanced opinion.

Opportunities outwith Broke in the Big Smoke

I am keen to get more involved in travel writing and reviewing. If you would like to work with me please get in touch.

Brands I have worked with include:

  • Travelodge
  • Groupon
  • MasterCard
  • Legal & General
  • Generator Hostels
  • The O2