Collected by Amber Luiz
Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
We visited Stonehenge a couple of days ago, on the way back from Wales. It was a grey, rainy, cold and windy day and we still wanted to be there. We were only able to be at the site for about 2 minutes. The wind was extremely strong and the rain...
Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ, UK
Add a day to your next trip to London, and stay at Lime Wood, a hotel set within New Forest National Park. Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood head chef Luke Holder set a menu driven by locally farmed and foraged ingredients, such...
A 12-room, pub-style inn sits opposite the harbor docks within Southampton’s medieval city walls. All room categories—“snug,” “cozy,” and “spacious”—come with retro alarm clocks, goose-down comforters, and larders stocked with pork cracklings and...
1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA, UK
This year both of us desperately wanted to visit Provence in South France to witness the gazillion lavender farms. For some reason we could not, and boy were we disappointed. Not for long. Enter Mayfield Lavender Farm. This 25-acre farm is located...
Illanreagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Under the Thatch specializes in quirky accommodations scattered throughout the country, including a painted gypsy caravan in the lake district of Mid Wales, an 18th-century former gamekeeper’s cottage in Snowdonia National Park, and a former...
Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NW, UK
Sometimes the best experiences are the simplest ones. After a couple of business days in Birmingham, my wife and I rented a car and drove out into the Costwalds. We expected to see charming little towns, which we did, but we did not think we'd be...
Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN, UK
Channel your inner Downton Abbey-ness and head to Highclere Castle in Newbury. An hour train ride from central London plus a short cab ride brings you to the mile-long, tree lined driveway of "Downton Abbey." As you round the final corner of the...
Market St, Oxford OX1 3DZ, UK
It’s easy to take the familiar for granted, and the Covered Market is no exception. For over 200 years, it’s been the beating heart of the city, bustling with traders, tourists and locals alike. But controversially, its very existence is...
Lacock, Chippenham SN15, UK
Visiting Lacock village is like travelling back in time – the medieval village has been preserved so well that it is often used in filming (think Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter films, Cranford.) Wander round the Tithe Barn and look out for the...
Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7PD, UK
What's the best way to spend the morning before a star chef dinner? By feasting on brunch at the beautiful Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons of course. Since the 46 Relais & Chateaux grand chefs would be busy cooking at night, they were treated to a...
Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AH, UK
There's nothing like imbibing a well-crafted cocktail in the apse of a church for spiritual enlightenment. Freud is an established drinking den in the heart of Jericho, a neighbourhood well-endowed with fine eateries and pubs and cocktail bars....
Manor Farm/Woolston Rd, Yeovil BA22 7DW, UK
I had the great fortune to meet Jamie Montgomery and Steve Bridges at their dairy in Somerset, England and to partake in the monthly cheese grading. Montgomery Cheddar is known world wide as some of the best cheddar cheese in the world. This is...
Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB, UK
Broadway Tower is located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill. Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level....
Harbourside, Tredenham Rd, St Mawes, Truro TR2 5AN, UK
Former Aston Martin chairman David Richards and his wife, Karen, debuted their punchy makeover of the 100-year-old Idle Rocks hotel last July. Set directly on the harbor of St. Mawes, a small town on the south coast of Cornwall, the hotel’s 20...
Hambrough Rd, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, UK
Robert Thompson received his first Michelin star at the precocious age of 23. When he took his chef whites to the Isle of Wight, his next Michelin star followed 6 months later. Thompson does exquisite things with the island’s local beef and...
2 Columbia Rd, Shoreditch, London E2 7NN, UK
“I very much like this wonderful art and design gallery selling an incredible range of furniture, works of art, and photography. The owner is Keith Roberts, son of the English designer and fashion entrepreneur Tommy Roberts, who opened the Mr....
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
Over the past two centuries, the covered market at Borough, not far from London Bridge, has become one of the country’s most famous foodie spots. From Wednesday to Saturday each week hundreds of traders gather to sell homemade breads,...
32 Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London NW1 8AL, UK
I could have spent days at Camden Market! There's loads to see and something for everyone. My favourite find from Camden is an awesome nautical style rockabilly dress (which I saved £10 on :). I also ate the most epic burrito of my life in...
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