Gwen Stefani feels safe in London.

The No Doubt singer - who has two children, Kingston, four, and 20-month-old Zuma, with British husband Gavin Rossdale - splits her time between the English capital and Los Angeles and enjoys the lifestyle she has in the British city because it's more laid back.

She said: "I miss my family when I'm in England. And when I'm in Los Angeles, I miss the role I have when I'm in London. Usually I'm not working in London, so Gavin spoils me and I get to be really dependent.

"I don't drive when I'm there and I like that. It's a different lifestyle to be able to walk to the little village and get milk. I take Kingston to the gym with me, with no nanny or assistant and that would be very rare in Los Angeles - that I could actually go somewhere on my own. Things can get out of hand with the paparazzi, so I don't feel safe."

The 40-year-old blonde also admitted splitting time between both countries is started to effect little Kingston's accent.

She explained to Britain's InStyle magazine: "I can't do an English accent - I can't even pretend. But kids are like little sponges. Once in a while, Kingston will pick up a word, like, 'I'm going to have a bahhth.' And I'm like, 'Really? A bahhth?!' "