About Bleak House
We create experiences, guides and inspiration to encourage you to carve out time for yourself, to immerse yourself in creativity and take a few moments of pause in your busy life.
Whether it’s a five day retreat to the countryside, a morning spent wild swimming in the heart of London or a few hours absorbed in an online photography course, you will return to your life feeling refreshed and invigorated, having met some new wonderful friends along the way.
Hello, I’m Annabel Bird, the founder of Bleak House. An interior designer by training, I now combine a thirst for new creative outlets with a love for London and the British countryside. I have insanely high standards and the results of this are the experiences and guides that I create for you.
When I’m not finding amazing houses for us to stay in or wonderful new people to share their talents with us, I love film photography, being in nature, singing, cold water swimming, map-making, journalling, hanging out with my dog, reading, escaping to countryside, making new friends and anything else I think looks like it might be an enormous amount of fun.
For me, learning, creativity and an insatiable curiosity are routes to happiness and I am delighted to be able to bring my wide range of interests and passions together in Bleak House to share with you.