Art deco lunch - and plane-watching - at Shoreham airport
From the moment I saw Shoreham airport featured on TV in an Agatha Christie murder mystery - it was a Poirot, since you ask - I was determined to go there. The outside's a lot shabbier than they made it look on the telly, naturally, but it remains a fabulous art deco airport and they've done some lovely work restoring the interior. As a result, I can recommend something I've never suggested to anyone before - lunch at an airport. The cafe is a sort of bistro style affair, the hot meals were pleasant and decent value, there was plenty of good ale on tap. But best of all were the cakes, which were some of the most generous portions of sweet sticky goodness I've ever seen (in the UK at least!) And of course, there's plenty of interest outside the window too, with little charter planes coming and going between other small airports. Apparently Brighton City Airlines have just opened a new route to Paris from Shoreham; I can't wait to dress up in 1930s clothes and step up into the little twin-prop with a vintage Vuitton suitcase.