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East Anglia is a region of great beauty and romantic landscapes, and not surprisingly is the spiritual heartland of England's famous painters, Gainsborough and Constable. From St Albans with its Roman remains to Cambridge the home of one of England's most famous universities, East Anglia is full of wonderful churches, cathedrals and stately homes. Combined with the amusement parks, cross country walks and watersports, and you'll find something of interest for all ages.
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The perfect base to explore the Norfolk countryside. The hotel boasts individually designed rooms and luxury suites. Despite its rural location and picturesque
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The English Whisky Co. was England's first registered whisky distillery in over 100 years, nestled in the heart of Norfolk between Norwich and Newmarket.
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Bressingham is South Norfolk's largest tourist attraction, for this is where founder Alan Bloom combined his his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam! Bressingham now boats 4 railways, almost 20 acres of gardens, the Dad's Army museum, and many other interesting exhibits.
Situated in Norfolk and Suffolk, the Broads are one of the UK's 15 national parks. The Broads National Park is a top tourist attraction.
Since it opened in 1990, Strattons has been determined to make the best use possible of the seasonal produce that is available locally and in the wider Norfolk area. Eggs are from the hotel's own chickens and fruit is picked in the on-site orchard. All food is prepared on-site, and awards have been plenty over the years, for the food, wine, service and overall appeal.
There's a lovely story behind the creation of Gooderstone Water Gardens near Swaffham in Norfolk. Retired farmer Billy Knights began creating the gardens at the age of 70 back in 1970 after his son joked that the land there was too wet for cattle to graze and only fit to be a water garden. Setting out his plans on the back of a piece of wallpaper, Billy's imagination was fired and he set about getting the diggers to work on the meadow. By the age of 93, he had created a haven for garden lover...
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Discover the romantic moated manor house and gardens, Oxburgh Hall The Oxburgh Hall garden surrounds the wonderful moated Tudor manor house built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family. Lawns fringed with fine trees, a Victorian parterre planted by Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld in the mid 19th century, lined with box and permanent plantings of Cineraria `Silver Dust´ and Ruta graveolens `Jackman´s Blue´. The dazzling summer bedding for the parterre included ageratums and French marigolds. The ...
Discover the romantic moated manor house, Oxburgh Hall Oxburgh Hall is a moated manor house with a magnificent Tudor gatehouse, built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family, who still live there today. The rooms show how the house developed over the years from medieval to Victorian comfort, and include an outstanding display of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. The Kings Room is panelled and hung with tapestries and in a corner is an accessible priest´s hole. There are ...
Formal gardens comprised of topiary, herbs, roses, box, fruit trees and wandering peacocks, guinea fowl and chickens nestle up to the Elizabethan manor house, with head-high yew hedges working as windbreaks, necessary in East Anglia which is a region known for its 'lazy winds'.
A unique inland nature reserve, with a variety of wildlife habitats and five unique gardens to explore, Pensthorpe Natural Park offers visitors the chance to get close to all sorts of wildlife. Coupled with indoor and outdoor award-winning play areas for children, the park offers a mixture of nature, fun and exploration for families of all ages and generations.
Pensthorpe Natural Park has lots to delight and entertain for the whole family. There are five superb gardens that are a picture throughout the year, as well as 300 acres of parkland reserve. Visitors can observe the wildlife, and there are excellent play areas for the children, both indoors and out.
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Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate A short drive from the sandy beaches of Norfolk, the Blickling estate has long been one of the county's top attractions. Once the home of the Boleyn family, the estate stretches across almost 5000 acres, its grand Jacobean house looming over sweeping parkland. Get hold of a map of the walks on the estate and set off to discover lost buildings or join up with the Weaver's Way which runs across parts of the estate. The garden has interes...
Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate Blicking Hall hosts an exciting range of stunning landscaped gardens, peaceful parterres and imposing Jacobean mansion, to create a lovely day out. Explore the sixteen rooms of this house (which has been called home by everyone from the Boleyn family to the RAF) including the lovely Long Gallery which has one of the most important book collections in the country. The National Trust has also put on an excellent display of how life was abov...
This 3.5 acre walled garden dates back to around 1700 but was probably extended around in the 1760s. It's huge walls, one heated on the north side, are in good condition. The walled garden has a dividing wall down the middle that separates the vast kitchen garden with a smaller ornamental pleasure garden. The kitchen garden is unusual for containing an internal walled area designed to maximise the south facing aspect, and used to contain exotic (for the time) fruit such as pineapples. T...
With something for everyone to enjoy, Hoveton Hall Gardens has been open for over 25 years. The gardens were likely first planted in the early 19th century and over the years much thought, love and skill has gone into what you see today.
On a medieval site surrounding a moated Tudor house, there are many different planting opportunities - from a working walled vegetable garden to a bog garden, f
The Angel's award-winning selection of AA rosette food and drink, serving superb modern British cuisine. Our head chef continually surprises with a curious twist of something delicious, sourcing fresh local produce from surrounding market gardeners. The breads baked in house are testament to the care taken to achieve that special taste and there are 30 varieties of quality wines all served by the glass.
Tuddenham Mill has been carefully and stylishly refurbished to provide a fabulous dining experience in a stunning setting. This traditional Suffolk watermill, close to Newmarket, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, has a great ambience, and the passion of the team behind the restaurant is evident throughout.
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This long-established, beautiful parkland course is set in 150 acres of undulating Suffolk countryside. It is host to the Suffolk Amateur in 2019, and the course provides a challenge for all standards of golf. The clubhouse provides a warm welcome and a fabulous standard of catering.
Discover one of Britain's best Landscape parks, with woodland walks and stunning coastal views Sheringham Park gardens were designed by Humphry Repton in 1812, and are one of his outstanding achievements. The large woodland garden is particularly famous for its spectacular display of rhododendrons and azaleas (flowering in May-June). There are stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and countryside from the viewing towers and many delightful waymarked walks through the park and matur...
Discover the beautiful Felbrigg Hall in the heart of East Anglia The 17th century Felbrigg Hall has a delightful walled garden, combining productive and ornamental gardening. Fruit and vegetables abound and provide fresh produce for the restaurant. Espaliered fruit trees, vines and figs trained on the old brick walls while beds contain dahlias, roses and herbaceous plantings as well as herbs. The ornamental pond is surrounded by lavender `Hidcote´, very popular with bees from the hives...
Discover the beautiful Felbrigg Hall in the heart of East Anglia Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia, with its original 18th century collection of furniture, mainly English and French, and one of the largest collections of Grand Tour paintings by a single artist. The outstanding library, with Gothic bookcases, has a collection of leather bound books. The restored Walled Garden has a working dovecote and the National Collection of Colchicums. The orange...
The Wiveton Bell is situated a mile from Blakeney, close to the unspoilt salt marshes of the North Norfolk coastal landscape which is a listed site of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection has over 150 working tanks, guns and vehicles, in addition to thousands of smaller military exhibits. It tells the story of
Sandringham House, Her Majesty The Queen's private home, is set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens. All the main ground-floor rooms used by The Royal Family, containing absorbing collections of porcelain, jade and family portraits, are open to the public, as well as the fascinating Museum and the charming parish church.
Sandringham House, Her Majesty The Queen's private home, is set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens. All the main ground-floor rooms used by The Royal Family, containing absorbing collections of porcelain, jade and family portraits, are open to the public, as well as the fascinating Museum and the charming parish church.
Enjoy a fantastic day out on the world's smallest public railway. Steam trains run regularly between the seaside town of Wells next the Sea and Walsingham, home of the well-known shrines and abbey. It's nostalgic, fun and a great experience for the whole family.
Amidst acres of gorgeous parkland, Holkham Hall is unique with stunning architecture, amazing art, original furniture and classical statuary. This 18th-century Palladian house is an enticing treasure trove and, above all, still very much a lived-in family home.
Ickworth makes an exception day out, with plenty to see for all the family. The Rotunda was built in the 18th century to house the treasures and artefacts collected by the 4th Earl of Bristol on his grand tours of Europe, and is quite something. The rather eccentric Hervey family continued to add to the collection for the next 200 years, and also built one the very first Italianate gardens in this country. Having explored the gardens and parkland, visitors can travel back to the 1930s...
Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In the drawing room are two fine Portugese pier glasses in heavy gilt Rococo. The house is surrounded by an Italian garden, an orangery and temple rose garden, and set in a Capability Brown p...
Climb aboard the Poppy Line, North Norfolk The Poppy Line runs from the Victorian resort of Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and up through the heathland to the Georgian town of Holt. Superb views of coast and country. Full-size mainline steam engines, 3 superbly restored stations, William Marriott Museum at Holt station, railway carriage home at Holt station, refreshments at all stations, picnic area, giftshop and buffet at Sheringham station. Steam trains most days April t...
As visitors walk through the wrought-iron gates at Holkham Walled Garden, they are transported to a calm and beautiful scene, filled with flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Victorian greenhouses are a delight, and there is also a vineyard, as well as resident chickens and bees.
The restaurant at The Grove Cromer opened in 2011 serving locally produced seasonal food to both residents and non-residents alike. In 2014, The Grove was awarded two rosettes for culinary excellence and these were retained in 2016. Norfolk is famed for it's wealth of natural produce and The Grove has always tried to put this at its forefront. Seasonal dishes include Gunton venison, Hevingham chicken, seafood fished out of Lowestoft and Colchester, as well as crabs and lobsters caught daily...
Helmingham Hall Gardens, the ancestoral home of the Tollemache family for the past 500 years, who enjoy sharing their passion for the beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 year old ancient deer park. Complimented by a wonderful balance of nature and the modern accents inspired by the current Lady Tollemache, a well-known garden designer and Chelsea Gold Medal Winner. There is a relaxed atmosphere for people to enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the ...
This self-guided Treasure Hunt exploration takes you on a real-life adventure through the heart of Cromer. Hunt high and low to solve the sneaky clues along the
Heacham Manor Hotel is the first golf hotel in the West Norfolk area, and the Championship length 18-hole golf course is a challenging course with some of the best greens in the area. The Course is designed in a links style and will challenge all levels of golfers. The natural features of the Heacham and Ringstead rivers run through the course and the design maximises these to their full potential, being an integral part of the 3rd, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes. The course also b...
Heacham Manor's Mulberry Spa offers a truly relaxing experience. The highly trained therapists deliver treatments from Temple Spa, for total relaxation.
The Mulberry Restaurant at Heacham Manor Hotel was established in 2009 and is dedicated to celebrating the fantastic local produce on its doorstep. With an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, the Mulberry Restaurant's Chefs work to carefully curate menus for each season to represent the best of the county's offerings. Taking full advantage of Norfolk's delectable ingredients.
Sitting on the stunning North Norfolk coast, this pretty inn dates back to the 16th century, and it remains an enticing location for visitors who want a comfortable place to stay and an excellent meal. Mixing modern style with rustic chic, The Chequers Inn has a friendly and relaxed ambience that appeals to locals and visitors.
The history of The Lifeboat Inn goes back more than 500 years, and this hotel, restaurant and bar has been welcoming visitors for centuries. Set on the North Norfolk coast, once visitors step inside The Lifeboat Inn, the heritage of the place simply stands out.
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel in Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, has been placed in Britain's Top 100 Restaurants by the Sunday Times and Harden's Guide and UK' Top 30 French Restaurants in 2016'. Expect modern French cooking displays with fresh twists and clear flavours. There's daily changing menus featuring best Suffolk and East Anglia produce as well as a superbly appointed French and local cheese board. Service from the team at The Great House is all about being knowledgeable, persona...
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Sutherland House offers good food in comfortable, contemporary surroundings and is passionate about locally sourced, fresh food. Food miles are published against each item on the menu so pan fried mackerel with samphire, spinach and balsamic racks up 14 food miles, while the chef's signature rack of English lamb, butternut squash puree, crushed new potatoes and local vegetables has travelled just 4 miles to the plate with the veg sourced from the hotel's allotment up the road. Sutherland Hous...
Sometimes called Kensington On Sea, Southwold attracts many folk who are looking for the ultimate English seaside experience. The Crown's crowded bar with yellow walls and high-backed pews serves lighter food while the more formal green dining room in the handsome hotel is where you'll find modern British dishes devised by executive head chef Tyler Torrance. Local produce gets Mediterranean twist in starters such as thinly sliced rare Sotherton fillet of beef with rocket, Parmesan and calamar...
Private tours through The Jockey Club Rooms can be organised on dates that fall outside of the racing calendar. These intriguing tours, which incorporate comical stories of rich and well known racing nobility, last approximately 90 minutes and can be orchestrated to incorporate lunch, evening tea or supper. Outside of our racing calendar we are happy to arrange exclusive bespoke tours of Newmarket for private groups via our affinity with Discover Newmarket. In the past these tours have no...
Whatever time of day, the views across the sea and around the idyllic coastal bay of Southwold are stunning from our restaurant. Feel the waves lapping beneath your feet as you tuck into a fabulous feast, there's always fresh fish on the menu and a delightful range of platters to pick from. Alfresco dining is also available, sip a glass of beautiful wine in the gentle breeze of the sea and enjoy one of our classically prepared dishes. Where possible our food is locally sourced and always f...
Hidden Treasure for ALL to enjoy… Get away from it all, relax and unwind at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa where our friendly, helpful staff are committed to ensuring your visit is perfect. Our family-run and owned hotel boasts 90 spacious rooms, many with balconies where you can relax and enjoy beautiful views over 120 acres of historic parkland. Savor a lovely meal in the recently refurbished Park Restaurant, taking in fantastic views over our award-winning golf course, o...
Newmarket's two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The July Course, together form a great venue in the East of England. But not only are they used for the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing but you will also find pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conference and events facilities. Newmarket Racecourses host around 40 race days in the year – split between The Rowley Mile and The July Course. Highlights on The Rowley ...
Discover the exciting History of Melford Hall Melford Hall is one of East Anglia´s most celebrated Elizabethan houses that has changed little since 1578, and has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. The original panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled with family portraits, also a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms and a fine collection of furniture and porcelain. On display is a small collection of memorabilia from Beatrix Potter, who was related to...
Explore the beautiful gardens of Peckover House Peckover House & Garden is a charming 2-acre Victorian garden at the rear of a Georgian house on the North Brink in the middle of Wisbech, described as `The National Trust´s best town garden´. A spacious lawn is shaded by specimen trees including a ginko and tulip tree. The eastern edge of the garden is planted with laurels, hollies, box and yew, forming a wilderness area. There is colourful border planting, cutting flowers, a wonderful c...
Discover the fascinating history of Peckover House Peckover House and Garden, facing the River Nene built in 1722. This merchant's town house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and also displays on the Quaker banking family who owned it. It houses an interesting collection of paintings and portraits, the breakfast room has a collection of watercolours including works by Cotman and Cox. The rare 2-acre Victorian garden includes an orangery, summer houses, herba...
Step back in time at Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo in the heart of rural suffolk is the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. award-winning Exhibition tells the story of Anglo-saxon East Anglia plus full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and incredible replica treasures. A fascinating day out for everyone. restaurant, shop, children´s play area, woodland t...
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall's restaurant provides a fabulously relaxed setting for drinks or dining and is open all day. Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, a drink with friends or just a delicious coffee while you work, the bar brasserie will have just what you fancy – and there's no need to book! There's even a covered outdoor terrace looking out across the sweeping lawns so you can enjoy outdoor dining at any time of day.
The popularity of the waterside Eaterie Restaurant makes it a destination for many Suffolk locals, and visitors from further afield. The dishes are modern & continue to surprise with a curious and delicious twist. Our head chef is always looking for fresh local produce when he's not in the kitchen. His passion for supporting Suffolk's small holders and independent producers is with good cause when you sample some of the tasty delights the team produce. Enjoy the view of the waterfront, ...
Gainsborough's House: Currently closed. The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century.
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Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually in the Winter Garden and on the Woodland Walk. But there is plenty more to see here through the year. This hundred-acre garden, created from 1926 onwards by the first Lord Fairhaven, is a lovely and rather grand blend of 17th century French style and 18th cen...
Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven and he took on the house with the intention of making it a place to entertain guests, party a lot and generally live in pre-war luxury. Thus its contents now reflect the good life, with exquisite pieces of furniture, silver and tapestries adorning the house ...
The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
Here at Nine Jars we are all about relaxing, socialising and having a great time. Whether you are eating or drinking with us we want you to feel right at home! Need anything, just ask. From the minute we open in the morning to the moment we close the doors at night we are dedicated to serving you fabulous food and delightful drinks. Our menus are all designed to complement each other, our range of on tap beers each complement dishes on the small plates menu and our charcuterie wit...
East Bergholt Place, set in 20 acres, is a wonderful garden and arboretum. Originally laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by the present owners Great Grandfather and described as a `Cornish Garden in Suffolk´. With a marvellous collection of unusual plants, rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, shrubs and fine trees, many originating from the renowned plant collector George Forrest and particularly beautiful in spring. An excellent specialist plant centre can be found in the Victoria...
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This half timbered country house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Dedham has been run by the Milsom family for well over 50 years. The beamed riversi
Milsoms, in Dedham, has been open for some 18 years and consists of a lively bar and brasserie, along with 15 guest bedrooms. It's an ideal place to stay and discover this delightful part of East Anglia.
Prepare to be pampered. That's the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa, sipping a glass of fruit juice and flicking through your favourite mags. Once you're suitably chilled, enter the sensory-stimulating treatment room, lay back and experience a clutch of targeted Dermalogica facials and body rituals and Jessica nail se...
Midsummer common and the River Cam provide a serene setting for this converted Victorian villa. Ask for one of the well spaced, linen covered tables in the conservatory dining room and order the 10-13 course tasting menu to sample the latest of chef Daniel Clifford's daring creations. Dishes include parsley risotto, snail, yeast and Jabugo ham or a pre-dessert of “apple test tube”, but you'll also find more classic combinations such as slow-roast fillet of beef, shallot and celeriac with esse...
The distinctive white and blue facade of this harbour side hotel makes it an easy landmark to spot. There is a capable bistro on the ground floor but it's the first floor restaurant that steals the show and the best views of Harwich quay and the contributing estuaries. Before dinner guests can sip a glass of champagne in the polished pewter bar before entering the buff and cream toned restaurant with comfortable leather banquettes. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu with perhaps dressed c...
Hotel Felix a boutique hotel offering stylish accommodation & bistro dining. Set in beautiful, leafy gardens, just 1 mile from Cambridge city centre.
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The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings.
Your wild adventure awaits…discover over 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! A great day out for all the family!
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Built about 1130, The Manor Hemingford Grey is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. It was made famous as ‘Green Knowe' by author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection is on show. The garden has topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders.
Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite patchworks. They form the only collection of this calibre worldwide, which can be seen in the house where they were made. The 3 1/2 acre garden contains topiary, old roses and mixed herbaceous borders filled with mainly scented plants of year-round ...
Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and bel...
Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and belo...
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a Grade I listed medieval house, surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens. The Hall contains displays about the history of Spaldin
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If the waterside location and villagey feel of the newly refurbished Cambridge Belfry aren't enough to ease you into a more serene disposition, their spa guarantees to do the job. Take your horizontal position on the comfy treatment couch and let your mind drift off while your face and body get preened and pampered. There's a big choice of irresistible therapies – the signature rituals are designed just for Qhotels and come highly recommended. There's no need to stay upright for long, take a ...
Shepreth Wildlife Park is one of East Anglia's major attractions participating in endangered breeding programmes, and raising over £300k for conservation projects worldwide working alongside Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity. Today, there are over 100 species to see and meet with keeper talks and demonstrations every half hour throughout the day.
Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall has a twenty-acre garden with a 350-acre park beyond. The garden has undergone several phases of landscape and garden design since the 17th century. The park has been landscaped by Bridgeman, `Capability´ Brown and Repton. There is an outstanding folly and notable Chinese Bridge, as well as a 2 1/4 mile avenue originally of elms, but now replanted with limes. A formal garden surrounds the house, dating from the 17th century. Enclosed by...
Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall Farm is a magnificent 18th century house, reputed to be the largest in Cambridgeshire was built for the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke. The interior is a rich mixture of 18th century decoration, by the designers Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane, with displays of fine furniture, paintings and porcelain. The Yellow Drawing Room, by Soane, is like a church nave with arches rising to a clear glass lantern above. The Great Barn has a collection of farm im...
Dating back to the 16th century, Sheene Mill is an historic mill house on the River Mel. There are spectacular views over the mill pond and out to the Cambridgeshire countryside, and the venue is hugely popular for weddings and celebration events.
Discover the charming Gunby Hall and Gardens Gunby Hall and Gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds boasts 100 acres of parkland laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The estate once used to stretch as far as the coast at Skegness until land was sold to the earl of Scarborough. There's still plenty to enjoy here – grounds laid out in an informal style with Victorian walled and kitchen gardens, arboretum and carp pond. The story goes that the pond is haunted by the servant w...
Discover the charming Gunby Hall and Gardens Gunby Hall is a fine red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, is situated in one of England´s most remote corners. Many of the rooms are panelled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of family portraits, furniture and china. Also a model of a Napoleonic battleship made of mutton bones, gnawed into shape by prisoners of war, and an exhibition of Field Marshall Montgomery-Massingberd´s memo...
Home of the famous blue Loco Thomas and uniquely placed in a position close the borders of Leicestershire, Huntingdonshire, Northants Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire The NVR is a heritage railway and more...
A spa needn't be attached to a five-star hotel to be a top spot for total escapism. This is exactly what makes the Grange Spa so special: a wellbeing experience that's a destination in its own right. Designed by Schletterer Wellness, a leading name in the spa business, the look and feel is a step up from the norm. For example, beautiful stone walls and slick seating greet you in the aroma bath room, soft, tranquil Scandinavian décor provides the ultimate chill out ambience in the relaxation r...
Explore Grimsthorpe Castle Grimsthorpe Castle is a formal Grade I listed historic flower and topiary garden. Leading imperceptibly into the woodland garden, providing a fine setting for the ornamental vegetable garden and orchard, with lots of quiet corners and tranquil walkways. Originally created in the 1960s by the Countess of Ancaster and John Fowler. Intricate parterres marked with box hedges lie close to the Castle, a dramatic herbaceous border frames views across the lake.
Grimsthorpe is great for families with young children, with miles of traffic-free trails, a woodland adventure playground and plenty of fresh air. There is a tearoom, a gift shop and extensive gardens - along with a castle to visit that has over 500 years of family stories to tell.
This handsome, white painted medieval building is home to Raymond Blanc-trained chef Martin Lee and wife Jayne, a couple with extensive experience of running successful dining pubs together with their partner Michael Moscrop. Low ceilings sporting exposed beams makes for an invitingly cosy atmosphere. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons and might include a sophisticated starter of seared scallops with cauliflower puree and caper and sultana dressing or a more hearty main of slow...
The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of rooms, each with its own character. The glades, pools and alleys provide a setting for some fifty sculptures, large ceramic pots, architectural salvage, a gazebo and even a moated children´s castle with a drawbridge. The garden has been described...
The Shuttleworth Collection is in a quiet countryside setting on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with eight hangars. These hangars comprise an aeroplane engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom, and the remainder house the world famous collection of aircraft. During the season, all of the airworthy aircraft are flown in displays, alongside visiting aircraft from other operators and from other Services, re-creating flying during the Edwardian period, the First World War, the peacetime...
Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Hyde Hall will delight and inspire.
Explore the Fascinating Lyveden New Bield The National Trust has taken the Lyveden New Bield, a building started but never finished by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholicism in the 1500s and early 1600s, and turned it into a lovely place to visit. Sitting in the middle of rural Northamptonshire, the very fact that Lyveden has survived since the Elizabethan age seems remarkable and these days visitors can discover the mysterious garden lodge and poke around the Elizabethan garde...
The Fox & Hounds Hunsdon is a modern European restaurant and pub set in the Hertfordshire countryside. It is the only Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the county. The Fox & Hounds has been owned and run by James & Bianca Rix since 2004.
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Set in the pretty village of Willian overlooking a tranquil pond, The Fox at Willian provides a modern and relaxed atmosphere. Stripped wooden floorboards, soft grey walls, light wooden furniture and a feature glazed atrium ceiling make for a clean and contemporary setting. The food is a fusion of Asian and modern British cuisine with focus on seafood from north Norfolk, Expect Baked hake with celeriac puree, buttered king cabbage and bourguignon sauce. On sunny days, the secluded courtyard ...
All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 6.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside in Essex. It starts with a trip on a vintage bus from Epping station followed by a relaxing steam journey though stunning forest and historic towns, all the while imagining yourself ba...
Situated on the outskirts of Bedford, our river facing restaurant offers a simple, unstuffy service with delicious food and wines. We have something to start, something substantial and something sweet. With dishes for every palette. The WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and a charming library area. A great way to spend the afternoon is to indulge in afternoon tea with homemade scones, an assortment of afternoon tea cakes and pastries and a wide range of speciality teas...
The Odyssey Health Spa at Knebworth caters for your total well-being. Whether it be through an energetic workout, a relaxing swim or a soothing therapy. Instead of booking a single treatment or therapy, why not make a day of it? The sumptuous spa is ideal for a self-indulgent day of treatments plus a swim, sauna, steam & relaxation suite. We pride ourselves on the quality of our treatments and partner with the finest products available; Elemis, Dermalogica, CACI, Jessica, GELeration, Mii Make...
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Knebworth House has been home to the Lytton family since 1490. The Tudor house was redesigned in the gothic style, with turrets, gargoyles and griffins. The interior of the house has a variety of styles, from the Jacobean Banqueting Hall to the gothic State Drawing Room. Notable visitors have included Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth I. The library has a collection of the published works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, author of the words, `The pen is mightier than the sword´. ...
At Knebworth House, the present 28-acre garden dates largely from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with more recent and continuing restoration and additions. Sir Edwin Lutyens re-designed the formal gardens immediate to the House. Each of the 'rooms' within the garden has its own identity, colour and flowering time, including: sunken lawn; rose garden; green garden; gold garden; malus walk; brick garden; the maze; ornamental ponds; wilderness and dinosaur trail; the walled garden with culin...
Overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a haven of gastronomy. Beautifully landscaped gardens and opulent furnishings produce a comfortable bolthole.
Explore an English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park Wrest Park´s formal gardens are a fascinating history of gardening styles laid out over one and a half centuries. Explore the ornate garden buildings including the magnificent Baroque pleasure pavilion, orangery and Bath House, and admire the fine collection of lead and stone statues. With over 90 acres to explore, the unique mix of open space and sheltered woodland walks are complimente...
Santa Pod Raceway - the home of European Drag Racing - provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for fantastic family days out with a difference!
Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a 4 acre Walled Garden, an exuberantly planted 450 feet x 16 feet mixed border, a Rock Garden in the old Tudor cellars. All in a garden spanning five centuries. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and gardens on the third Sunday of each month (excep...
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The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was subsequently allowed to fall into disrepair and suffered much vandalism. It was saved from very unsympathetic development in a 9-year campaign by the by the Friends of Copped Hall, who, as the Copped Hall Trust, were able to purchase it in 1995. ...
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Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house. Although built on a modest scale, it has a fine collection of porcelain and silver, a world-renowned library and architectural finesse that reflects the continued wealth and cultured tastes of its former owners.
Discover a quintessential English Country Estate Belton House, surrounded by an idyllic deer park, is often described as the “perfect country house” and as you approach it from the front, you will see why. Its perfect symmetry, beautiful façade and breathtaking surroundings are pretty much what you conjur up in your head when you think of a rural mansion such as this. The décor inside is wonderfully opulent with ravishing fabrics and furniture, grand family portraits looming down at y...
Explore the beautiful grounds of Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle and gardens stand on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Surrounding the castle are some 12 acres of gardens largely following the footprint of the medieval castle. The vast 400-year-old `Elephant Hedge´ dissects the formal 17th-century terraced gardens. The circular yew hedge stands on the site of the mot and bailey and provides shelter for the rose garden....
Discover the fascinating Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still live there today. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but each century has left its mark by either its architecture, furniture or works of art. A fine collection of family portraits by Reynolds and Van Dyck is on display. In Victorian times Charles Di...
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa is a hotel with a charming style and character, with rich oak panelling and a welcoming open fire. The hotel has comfortable bedrooms and small touches make them perfect for everyone. The hotel also boasts a rosette starred restaurant serving delicious food.
Guests can't help but feel truly special at the Spa, which is a real sanctuary for the senses. There's a sauna, a whirlpool, a steam room and a stunning swimming pool. For head to toe pampering, including nails, feet and facials, The Spa offers it all.
Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold's grave. The remains of some of the Abbey buildings can still be seen today, including the gate house and the passage from the cloisters to the sleeping quarters.
This converted hunting lodge on the banks of the Broadwater Lake in 543 acres of ancient parkland on the Brocket Hall Estate makes a romantic setting for acclaimed and talented young chef Marcus McGuinness dazzlingly modern and beautifully presented dishes. Set over four floors, Auberge du Lac includes a comfortable lounge, four private dining rooms, lakeside terrace overlooking Brocket Hall itself as well as the elegant main dining room where you can enjoy the likes of foie gras parfait with...
Mill Green Museum is just next door to the mill in the old miller's cottage. It has been home to a museum in one form or another since 1979.
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Spanning from opposite The O2 to Hertfordshire's nature reserves, Lee Valley Regional Park is 26 miles of nature, sport and discovery! From international recognised habitats where you can see some rare native and visiting wildlife to world renowned sporting venues to fun, exciting and educational event for adults and kids alike! There's something for everyone in the Lee Valley.
Myddelton House Gardens were once home to Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain's most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists. In 2011, Myddelton House Garden reopened to the public for everyone to enjoy the wonders that Mr Bowles collected.
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Luton Hoo Spa offers its guests the perfect chance for escapism, the second the robe is on is the first step towards tranquillity. Walk through the relaxation area and unwind at the poolside and blend into the calm, natural surroundings.
Woburn Safari Park is home to over 1,000 wild animals in beautiful parkland. Tickets include a Road Safari, Foot Safari and plenty of free leisure activities.
Lincoln Cathedral is world-renowned as an architectural masterpiece and as a place of worship. It is one of the best medieval cathedrals in Europe.
For a hotel to really make the top ranks, there needs to be a spa to send it skywards. Thankfully the brains at Sopwell House have gone the extra mile to provide spa connoisseurs with a knockout retreat where you'll feel the weight of the world disappear. Helped by cool Japanese design influences, from the dark wooden finish of the luxury changing rooms, soft LED lighting and natural materials, to the chic minimalist relaxation area, ease into a slower pace of life. Peruse the treatment menu ...
This magnificent Georgian house is the former country home of Lord Mountbatten. Now it is home to the award-winning AA Rosette fine-dining restaurant and accomp
Founded in 1903, Hendon Golf Club, the perfect venue for a round of golf, your special occasion, business or social event. "A Colt Gem"
Diggerland Kent is one of four Diggerland locations in the UK, and it offers the same incredible day out as the other Diggerland venues - real diggers and dumpers to drive and operate, as well as top-class, thrilling rides and activities, along with dodgems, go-carts and much more.
Discover one of London's Most Valuable Art Collections Kenwood House, on the edge of London's Hampstead Heath, was built in the 17th century and remodelled by Robert Adam in 1754 for the 1st Earl of Mansfield. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, it is home to breath-taking interiors and a stunning world-class art collection. Included are works by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Van Dyck to name but a few. With children's activities, a café and acres of grounds to explore, it i...
Explore the beautiful Ascott House and Gardens Once part of the Rothschilds' vast Ascott Estate and now run by the National Trust, Ascott Gardens, on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, are vast, sweeping classic English grounds with all manner of formal and natural plantings. The gardens (and the wonderful house, stuffed with paintings, fine furniture and oriental porcelain, that looks over it) are open to the public between March and September and cover 30 acres – so th...
The Whitechapel Art Gallery is London´s most prestigious independent gallery and has been at the cutting-edge of art for one hundred years. It was the first public gallery dedicated to temporary art exhibitions and it has held significant shows of the great names of British 20th century art, such as David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Anthony Caro, and Gary Hume. It is also famous for being the first place in which internationally renowned art has been shown in the UK, for example: Picasso´s G...
Explore the beautiful Ascott House The half-timbered Jacobean Ascott House started life as a modest hunting box and then country retreat back in the late 1800s when Leopold de Rothschild set his sights on it but later became much grander as successive family members made their mark. Now it houses an amazing collection of works of art with some spectacular examples of French furniture. Anthony de Rothschild is credited with the lovely collection of 400 pieces of Chinese ceramics plus s...
Explore a eautiful Edwardian Garden at Fenton House Fenton House and Garden, a 17th century merchant's house with walled garden in the London's Hampstead, has wonderful kerb appeal with pretty flowering borders, smartly-clipped hedges of box and yew, roses everywhere and topiary hollies. This lovely Edwardian garden is a real unexpected delight in the middle of the capital and the orchard, underplanted with narcissi and bluebells, is a captivating sight. It has remained virtually uncha...
Explore Fenton House and Garden Fenton House and Garden, a 17th century merchant's house with walled garden in the London's Hampstead. It has altered little over the years and contains fine collections of Georgian furniture, porcelain and needlework. The Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard instruments is on display, most of which are still in working order, and are sometimes played by music scholars during opening hours. Walled gardens include a working kitchen garden and appl...
See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you'll find plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all...
See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you'll find plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all a...
A hallowed name amongst seasoned spa folk, Sequoia Spa at The Grove in Hertfordshire is an opulent outfit that's won just about every top accolade going. A short train ride from the hustle of London, it feels a million miles away; 300 acres of parkland is yours to explore, while a ramble in the Zen Garden or a game of volleyball on its urban beach are just a handful of exceptional outdoor draws. Inside, the spa is no less impressive. Find yourself in one of the network of treatment rooms and ...
The Grove, a 7,152 yard, par 72 championship course earned international recognition by hosting the Amex World Championship in 2006. Approached by a long drive, exclusive, expensive but a golfing experience on country club hotel lines created by American architect Kyle Philips in the grounds of an 18th-century mansion. Built to USGA specification, with ultra-fast creeping bent grass greens, plenty of elevation changes, walkable, with slopes, ridges and mounds, meticulously maintained with gre...
Meet the Animals and incredible wildlife at ZSL London Zoo At ZSL London Zoo visit the new exhibit Gorilla Kingdom to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest within a natural walk through environment and get closer than ever before to a group of Western lowland gorillas. Feel the heat of South America within the tropical biome Clore Rainforest Lookout, and witness marmosets, tamarinds and other forest dwellers all living in harmony within the lush plants and trees of t...
Classic bathing rituals and state of the art indulgence meet at Utopia Spa at Rowhill Grange in Kent. Its beautiful palatial interiors, from the lavish murals surrounding the spa pool and statues crafted in Romanesque design, hark back to an age where stately sensory experience were a part of with everyday life. Yet it's modern through and through - enter an array of stylish areas, like the hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna, for sumptuous time out. With your soft robe and slippers on ma...
Raymond Blanc brings the sort of French elan that makes his Oxfordshire hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons' so magical to his group of affordable city centre brasseries. Set in a handsome Georgian building, the dining area is spread over several levels offering a choice of environments; there's even a patio for al fresco dining. You can watch the chefs preparing your hot smoked salmon with cucumber salad and horseradish cream or french classics like steak tartare in the open mez...
Tudor Barn Gastro Pub is the perfect place for not only a beautiful meal for two but casual dining as well as group celebratory bookings.
Discover one of London's hidden gems at The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House Representing one of the most impressive collections of medieval and early modern European art to have been put together by one person, The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House, contains more than 700 pieces, consisting of ivory carvings, Limoges enamels, Renaissance jewellery, bronzes, maiolica pottery and Sèvres ceramics. The collection amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher is housed at Ranger's...
Discover the glamour of the 1930's at Eltham Palace Eltham Palace is one of London's most intriguing hidden gems, it embodies an eccentric mix of Art Deco design and a medieval royal palace. First recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to King Edward II in 1305. It developed into one of the most favoured royal palace with 1,000 acres of deer park on its doorstep. In the 1930's it became the glamourous location for celebrity cocktail parties, and displays some fanta...
Discover the glamour of the 1930's at Eltham Palace Eltham Palace is one of London's most intriguing hidden gems, it embodies an eccentric mix of Art Deco design and a medieval royal palace. First recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to King Edward II in 1305. It developed into one of the most favoured royal palace with 1,000 acres of deer park on its doorstep. In the 1930's it became the glamourous location for celebrity cocktail parties, and displays some fanta...
The Covent Garden Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided investigation which takes you through the famous sights of Covent Garden. Can you follow the 1.5 mile ro
Michelin-starred Social Eating House is on three levels, with a chef's counter for exclusive kitchen dining in the basement, the restaurant on the ground floor, and The Blind Pig, a cocktail bar, on the floor above.
Treetops Spa is set in the picturesque, peaceful village of Grasby on the beautiful and unspoilt Lincolnshire Wolds. Treetops offer on-site pampering treatmen
Jason Atherton and head chef, Cary Doherty, deliver menus that are bursting with fresh, British produce, with dishes showing just a hint of French influence.
Few restaurants can match the success of Pollen Street Social, which earned a Michelin star within six months of opening, along with 5 AA Rosettes. It's also ranked as the fourth best restaurant in the UK, by The Good Food Guide. The ambience is social and casual, and the food is simply stunning.
Visiting all of London's attractions with over 80 stops to hop-on and hop-off at, including 3 free walking tours and a free river cruise with every ticket.
There are luxury spas, and then there's Sofitel So SPA. Majestically situated in one of London's finest postcodes, this Grade II listed building serves up spa the French way. As you would expect, refinement and class are in abundance. This is translated into the design with glass covered walkways and sumptuous retail parlours decked out with regal-style furniture. In fact everything has been carefully considered: the lighting adds drama and ambience to the five treatment rooms, which are spre...
Locanda Locatelli takes Italian cuisine to a new level. Opened by celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli (revered by many as one of the finest Italian Chefs in the UK) over ten years ago, it has won numerous awards. It's a stylish, sophisticated venue with beige leather booths, etched glass screens and low lighting that attracts celebrities looking for a discreet night out. Portions are generous and exude freshness and quality demonstrated by the huge basket of home-made bread or mountain of black ...
The privately-owned Mount Ephraim Country House & Gardens is a stunning family home, in the glorious Kent countryside. With 10 acres of stunning gardens, magnif
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A name that is synonymous with masterful techniques, confident Japanese flavours and picture-perfect presentation, Nobu London Old Park Lane and Nobu Berkeley ST are undisputed culinary jewels in Mayfair's crown. An instant hit from the opening in 1997 and the first European venture from world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu London pioneered the way for Japanese dining in the capital.
The London Bicycle Tour Company provides London's original bike tour, operating since 1991. The tours are safe, suitable for all standards, and offer an excitin
If you're in the mood to seriously spoil someone special, then a meal at the Ritz is a grand gastronomic treat. The large dining room is one of the most opulent in the whole of London with swagged curtains, pink chairs and gilded statuettes and very well spaced tables. Service from smartly suited and booted waiters is second to none. There's an abundance of luxury ingredients including lobster, turbot, caviar and truffle and some serious old school skills on show like a whole sea bass baked i...
Experience outstanding cuisine prepared with the finest regional, seasonal ingredients in Minster Mill's restaurant, complimented by outstanding service.
The Garden Spa is in the heart of luxury hotel, Minster Mill's beautiful grounds. The spa offers an indoor heated plunge pool, sauna, and steam room.
The Punchbowl is the second oldest pub in Mayfair, and it prides itself on offering a warm and welcoming space for customers to meet and relax. Its tucked-away spot belies its central London location, and inside, there are a few different dining options, including in the pub itself, the dining room or the private dining area.
Explore the intimate world of the Royal Family at Clarence House The official London home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House is open to the public each summer. Many prefer tours of this royal residence to that of the grander Buckingham Palace, commenting on the intimacy of the tour with guides passing on lovely anecdotes and commenting on many of the portraits, paintings and family photos dotted around the place and owned by the house's former resident ...
Alain Ducasse is one of the best chefs on the planet and his London outpost exudes glamour and style. The refined dining room is a quiet riot of beige with the private ‘Table Lumiere' providing a stunning centre piece with its luminescent fibre optic oval curtain. Arrive early for pre-dinner drinks in the legendary Park Lane Bar. To experience the full range of Ducasse's classic French cooking and exquisite presentation, indulge in the extravagant tasting menu where you can try seven courses ...
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CUT at 45 Park Lane, Wolfgang Puck's first venture in Europe, was established in 2011 when 45 Park Lane first opened its doors to the public. With a luxurious and contemporary design throughout, enjoy dining amongst Damien Hirst's artwork.
A name that is synonymous with masterful techniques, confident Japanese flavours and picture-perfect presentation, Nobu London Old Park Lane and Nobu Berkeley ST are undisputed culinary jewels in Mayfair's crown. An instant hit from the opening in 1997 and the first European venture from world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu London pioneered the way for Japanese dining in the capital.
Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Quee...
Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Queen ...
Explore The Queens Gallery The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection. The Gallery has a collection of fantastic paintings held in a building known for its stunning architecture, the Gallery also provides free audio tours to make your experience more insightful and educational.
Discover a World Class Art Collection in Apsley House Otherwise known by the grand address of Number 1, London, Apsley House is an art lover's paradise. The ancestral home of the first Duke of Wellington, it has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo. The house is haven of masterpieces, among them some of the finest canvases from the Spanish Royal Collection, captured by the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1813. The collection includes incredible pieces by Italian Old Ma...
The Lanesborough Club & Spa was opened in 2017 and has firmly made its mark as a luxury destination spa and wellbeing club in London.
Commanding impressive views over London, the Peak Health Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge is set magnificently on the ninth-floor for a soaring spa experience. But it's not just the memorable vistas that should draw you; on the spa menu is a mouth-watering choice of spa favourites including Pevonia, renowned for its botanical formulations, VOYA, which uses organic seaweed from Ireland to craft nourishing wraps and massages as well as a host of globally-inspired treats, from spir...
Zuma in Knightsbridge is an achingly cool fusion Japanese restaurant offering a sophisticated twist on traditional izakaya informal dining. To make the most of
Visit the Dining Room at Brandshatch Place in Kent for traditional and classic dishes served with a modern twist using local and seasonal ingredients.
The slick Spa at Brandshatch Place is in stark contrast to the traditional charm of the 19th Century Georgian country house setting.
Explore the Royal wonders of Kensington Palace Kensington Palace offers insight and Education for the whole family. Explore the palace, Featuring the King's Staircase, a wonderful vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory. The exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caroline entertained beneath a decorous, elaborate ceiling. ...
Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this fairy tale building has played host to a parade of royals and aristocrats. Climb the King's Staircase, decorated by a wonderfullu vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all i...
Explore Centuries of Style at Kensington Palace's state apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress collection Experience Kensington Palace's state apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress collection. Featuring the King's Staircase, a wonderful vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory. The exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caro...
This former bank with its expansive wood-panelled dining room is one of the grandest settings in London to enjoy modern Indian food. OK, so there's biryani and some tandoor cooked items on the menu and lentils, bread and rice are all present and correct as side orders, but you should put the local curry house firmly out of your mind when dining here. Instead, expected three courses of beautifully presented dishes such as pan-seared spiced scallops, sautéed cavolo nero with a pumpkin sauce a...
Once The Blenheim pub, Tom's Kitchen Chelsea is a casual and welcoming restaurant serving comfort favourites, in tune with the seasons, all day, every day, from breakfast through to dinner. In the heart of London, it's a chic place to meet up with friend for great food and drink.
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Prince's Golf Club has three 9-hole loops - The Shore, The Dunes and The Himalayas. Each loop is different in nature and each has undergone recent redevelopment, which included work on all 97 bunkers on the course, including the daunting Sarazen Bunker.
Explore The Chelsea home of a Victorian literary couple Head to the Victorian writer's shrine in London's Chelsea that is Carlyle's House and you'll learn all about great public speaker, ethical thinker and social essayist Thomas Carlyle. A beautiful Queen Anne house in a quiet side street, Carlyle's House is an education on the 19th century literary world. The home of Thomas and his wife Jane became the fashionable place to visit after the writer rose to prominence and as you stand ...
Battersea Park Children's Zoo offers visitors the chance to get close to meerkats, monkeys, emus, wallabies, otters, Kune Kune pigs and many more delightful creatures. Children can also make masks, have their faces painted and have a go at animal art, and there are plenty of other fun activities to enjoy.
Treat yourself to a rub-down at one of London's most down-to-earth yet quality spas. Known for welcoming more than one celeb through their revolving doors, K Hotel and its basement spa has got star quality written all over it. In fact K Spa has pioneered a number of new techniques and innovations such as the Snow Paradise, a first for the capital which dips to -15C for spine-tingling stimulation, and the warming Scandinavian heat experiences. Unlike many celebs though K Spa isn't just about t...
The Swan is an independent leading Kent restaurant bringing modern dining to the lively market town of West Malling. The restaurant and bar combines stylish design and bespoke furnishings, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Along with the sleek cocktail bar and restaurant, upstairs there is a lounge bar and three private dining rooms, perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings. In the warmer months, the elegant garden is open for diners, drinkers and events. The peacefu...
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The Hungry Guest is a family-friendly cafe restaurant open every day. They serve breakfast & lunch, an all-day Sunday brunch menu & dinner from Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
Discover the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement One of West Londons hidden gems, Chiswick house is a classic example of beautiful 18th century British architecture. The Londoners have been seeking sanctuary in these lovely grounds for years and it's not hard to see why. Known to be to be the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement; the wonderful Roman-style Palladian villa was inspired by the Earl of Burlington's grand tour of Italy who wanted the grounds to have the ...
Discover One of London's hidden gems One of West London's hidden gems, Chiswick house is a classic example of beautiful 18th century British architecture. The wonderful Roman-style Palladian villa was inspired by the Earl of Burlington's grand tour of Italy. Look out for the breathtaking ceilings of the upstairs rooms, William Kent design features in the house and gardens and the beautiful velvet wallpaper in the rooms. Take time to enjoy a coffee in the café set in a RIBA award-win...
A 45 acre outdoor museum with of over 30 reconstructed historic buildings, period gardens, working historic farm with livestock, woodland and orchards.
The Plough Inn at Stalisfield is a beautiful country pub with rooms in a village high up on the Kent Downs between Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford.
Explore a Royal Manor House untouched by History Built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, Kew Palace is an intimate regal home once enjoyed by George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. Check out the Georgian royal kitchens left as they were 200 years ago – the life and times of the servants who worked there are beautifully chronicled. Don't miss Queen Charlotte's cottage, built in 1770 and later decorated as a cottage orné. A uniqu...
Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's famous and beautiful black swans. The Pavilion Garden, which used to contain two tennis courts, is planted with rhododendrons and azaleas. Transformed in 1980 by Russell Page, the Culpeper Garden has traditional box-edged beds filled with roses and co...
Leeds Castle really knows how to put on a show. Granted, it's got a head start with almost 900 years of history and 500 acres of gorgeous Kentish landscaped grounds to show off about, but they don't rest on their laurels here. After you've toured the castle inside, there's the Black Swan ferry boat (which takes you to the yew tree maze and large play area) and Elsie the Castle Train to have a ride on, the wood garden that provides a riot of colour throughout the year and is teeming with wildl...
Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Castle, which was originally a Norman stronghold, has also been the property of six of England's medieval queens and was used as a palace by Henry VIII. Open all year round, Leeds Castle is packed with activities themed around its near 900-year history, from falconry displays to historic tours of the many rooms in ...
Syon House sits within an extensive historical estate in West London. The gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants. The 100
Syon House is the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland. It was built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey, and came
The Culpeper's restaurant at Chilston Park is located in the original dining room of the country manor house and retains a wealth of original characteristics.
Explore the beautiful house and grounds at Osterley Park Robert Adam was commissioned in 1761 to transform Osterley Park House from a Tudor mansion into this neo-classical villa. The spectacular interiors contain one of Britain´s most complete examples of Adam´s work. Designed for entertaining, it contains beautiful carpets, furniture and decorated plasterwork all specially made for the house. The Gallery houses a collection of paintings that includes work by Cuyp and Marieschi, and in t...
Steeped in history, The Addington Golf Club was built during 1913-14, enjoying its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s when it was the most favoured golf club in Surrey, frequented by notable English society and celebrities alike. Since its acquisition in 2006 by The Altonwood Group, the Club has benefited from extensive improvement and has been ranked 27th in England.
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Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the most interesting and challenging courses in the UK. The course twists and turns through pines and into open heathland with three loops of nine holes. Come and experience for yourselves why Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort have become the UK bid venue to host the Solheim Cup 2015. We've also hosted the Junior golf championships, the PGA Super 60s and the Euro Pro Qualifier events for the future names in golf. The golf resort is also home to a sump...
At Reflections Spa at The Club Forest Pines experience the warm glow of the treatment room, filled with soft music, delicate scents and expert hands to relieve your stresses and ease your tense muscles. Set within 190 acres of lush Lincolnshire countryside, Reflections maximises its salubrious position with outdoor activities (the 27 hole golf course is not-to-be-missed) while inside it doesn't fall short of ways to revitalise and relax thanks to the luxury pool, sauna, ice fountain and aroma...
For over 125 years golfers have enjoyed the beautiful wooded course and warm hospitality the Wildernesse Club has to offer. Founded in 1890 the Club has a proud heritage and today is a private members' club with an unassuming style which conceals a very special place for both members and visitors to enjoy the game we love. Often considered the best inland course in Kent, during its history Wildernesse has been honoured to host many prestigious golf tournaments and is currently used by th...
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Experience nature come to life in the Gardens of Down House, Home to Charles Darwin Just outside central London stands the family home of world-renowned Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, Down House, a unique building laden with historical and scientific significance. Down House remains much as it was when Darwin lived there. English Heritage have recreated the gardens at Down House as the Darwin's would have seen them. The gardens were Darwin's ‘outdoor laboratory' and he spent ma...
With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that inspired him, and visit his and wife Emma's newly recreated bedroom which overlooks the gardens.
Experience a memorable day out at Marble Hill House The Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, is set in 66 acres of outstanding riverside parkland near Richmond in West London. Gifted to Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, by George II when he was Prince of Wales. A combination of fashionable Georgian architecture, handsome grounds and important collection of period furniture make it a day out fit for a king. Its fabulous interiors have been carefully preserved and restored and incl...
The Richmond Golf Club is located just 9 miles from Central London adjoining Richmond Park and Ham Common in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Substantially upgraded in recent years and winner of the prestigious Golf Inc World Renovation of the year award in 2012.