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Holiday in London – Itinerary & Travel Tips

London is a real life museum with a rich history and culture. It is cosmopolitan, proud, flamboyant, open but at the same time conservative, reserved and subtle. We wanted to put together an itinerary and travel tips from a Londoner’s perspective for someone who is visiting London for the first time. An itinerary that is practical and enjoyable. One that captures the spirit, the history … Continue reading Holiday in London – Itinerary & Travel Tips

The Cambridge Chop House

3 hours before we were due to arrive in Cambridge, we suddenly remembered that being a Saturday evening, we should probably book a table for dinner. Having not done any research or having very good internet connection we tasked the concierge at our hotel (The University Arms) to help out. Only too willing to oblige and after a quick search (on the good old internet) … Continue reading The Cambridge Chop House

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University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

It is a luxury to have a porte cochere or a drive-through archway, for a city centre hotel, but that’s what University Arms in Cambridge is all about. This hotel reopened its door in 2018, after a £80m renovation led by Queen’s architect, John Simpson and Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. It is now part of the Autograph Collection – the luxury boutique hotels arm … Continue reading University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

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Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London

I went to Rick Stein in Barnes on a bright winter afternoon recently. It is the London outpost of the globally recognised TV celebrity chef from seaside Padstow in Cornwall. Rick is best known for his genuine and authentic love of seafood and global flavours. These values come through clearly in the restaurant. It is classy, neat, clean-cut and charming place. Deliberately kept simple to … Continue reading Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London