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A good central option
Regent Hotel, CambridgeThere's a lovely view over the park from the back rooms, cots and camping beds are available if you have kids.
Lovely food and a friendly vibe
Frampton & Sons, New ForestThis is a surprising find on an otherwise unremarkable market town high street. We had lunch here and it's a great place to stop off if you're in t...
Kinlochleven Seafood Café, Best of ScotlandWe ate here recently, and the food is as good as promised. A little on the pricy side for this area, but worth splashing out on to have a special m...
The Minack Theatre, St IvesA great place to see plays, and this is a lovely place to visit even when the shows are not on. You can walk down to the beach via a steep coastal ...
Blackwell, The Lake DistrictThis is a great place, which is worth a visit to sit in the café and while away an afternoon - there's a lovely view from the lower terrace of the ...
Ottie & the Bea, Greenwich & BlackheathA lovely little toy shop - definitely worth a visit if you have kids.
Great old-fashioned food
St John Bread and Wine, Bethnal Green & SpitalfieldsGreat food here for meat eaters - they serve a great suckling pig (if your group is big enough you can have an entire pig on a platter), and the ot...
Dove Cottage, The Lake DistrictThis place gives you a wonderful sense of the living conditions of the time for a relatively well off family (compared to the others of the village...
The Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge, Best of ScotlandLike the Golden Gate bridge, this one deserves a visit just to admire the huge structure up close, and then to turn and admire the view. You can ho...
The Tom Paine Printing Press & Press Gallery, SussexA wonderful little shop, definitely worth a visit if you like books or printmaking.
The George, RyeA great little place to go for lunch, even if you're not staying over - we had lunch here and the food was definitely worth the visit.
2 Willow Road (Goldfinger House), HampsteadThis place is really worth a visit if you're interested in architecture or design. If you ignore the unprepossessing exterior and go inside, you'll...
Bournemouth Gardens Walk, Bournemouth & PooleA walk through the prettiest sections of Bournemouth, though the parks are sometimes a little crowded on weekends - it reminds you of the area's Vi...
Worth seeking out
Drunken Duck Inn, The Lake DistrictDefinitely worth the trip out from any of the towns in the lakes - this is far better than any other restaurant in the area that we visited, and th...
Peaceful and friendly
Yewfield, The Lake DistrictThis is a really friendly little place in a converted victorian country house, and the breakfasts are as advertised, with all sorts of stuff on off...
Melrose & Morgan, Camden TownLovely snacks, a café that's a great location for people watching, and tempting treats to take home. What's not to like?
Worth seeking out
Jumble Room, The Lake DistrictWe were visiting Grasmere recently and tried this place out after the recommendations here. The staff was lovely and friendly, the service great an...
St Ives Gem
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St IvesBarbara Hepworth said of this place: <div><br><div>‘<i>Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic. Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I...
Superb St Ives
Porthminster Café, St Ives<p>Exciting, experimental asian-inspired British seafood with a tremendous view - sitting right on the beach lets you listen to the surf and admire...
Porthgwidden Beach Café, St IvesThis is a great little restaurant in St Ives for a meal in the evening, overlooking the bay and a tiny little beach. The food is great (almost as g...
Favourite pub in Hampstead
The Holly Bush, HampsteadA lovely traditional pub right in the middle of Hampstead, though it's tucked away so you can easily miss it. Take a turn to the left when you're h...
Brick Lane , Bethnal Green & SpitalfieldsIt's worth a stroll during the day if you're visiting London to soak up the atmosphere of this scrappy little East London street, which now mostly ...
Crabshakk, GlasgowA great little place, always packed with locals, and serves really good food. They don't have a lot of space, but it's cute little bar downstairs a...
The Churchill Arms, Kensington & ChelseaA great little pub in the middle of Kensington and not far from Notting Hill. If you're looking for a nice traditional pub in the area this is one ...
Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens, Kensington & ChelseaThe gardens are a lovely break from the busy streets below - such a surprise when you come up from the ground floor in a lift, and though it is all...
Not the best
Leeds Art Gallery, LeedsWhile they have a broad variety of art here (mostly one piece from each artist, sometimes several) from Spencer to Bacon, the presentation of the p...
The Hepworth Wakefield, LeedsA lovely and surprisingly big gallery - in spite of the incongruous setting in the run-down riverside district of Wakefield, the building manages t...
Eltham Palace, Greenwich & Blackheath<p>After coming across the moat expecting a palace, you enter through the 30s mansion, which is worth exploring in full - it's been well preserved ...
Down House, Kent<p>There's a lovely garden here, and the study (seen in the picture above) has been recreated as it was when he lived there, however the upper floo...
The Roseland Peninsula, Falmouth<p>A wonderful area for walking - deserted and really spectacular scenery.</p>
Dock Rd Ramsholt IP12 3AB
A homely, dog-friendly place with lovely views over the Deben estuary.
106–108 High St Aldeburgh IP15 5AB
This long-established local bar is surely best place in town for a drink, and you can bring your own fish!
Long Shop Museum
Main St Leiston IP16 4ES
A fascinating bit of industrial heritage in a place you would least expect it.
Snape Maltings Near Aldeburgh IP17 1SR
Home to one of the finest concert venues in the country and much more besides.
Aldeburgh is perhaps the jewel in Suffolk's crown.
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve
Minsmere near Saxmundham Suffolk IP17 3BY
Wonderful bird and nature reserve.
The Museum of Brands
111-117 Lancaster Road Notting Hill London W11 1QT
Scraps from the margins of everyday life for the past 200 years.
The Crown at Woodbridge
The Thoroughfare Woodbridge IP12 1AD
Formerly rough old boozer that has a lovely ground floor restaurant.
The Street Westleton IP17 3AD
Updated old coaching inn serving an upscale but hearty menu of British food.
The Street Walberswick IP18 6UA
Best known for its food, but also offering a variety of rooms too.
The Crown & Castle Restaurant
Market Square Orford IP12 2LJ
An outstanding restaurant, where the emphasis is on local ingredients.
Crown & Castle Hotel
Market Square Orford IP12 2LJ
There’s no better place to stay overnight and enjoy Orford’s gentle and unhurried air.
28 Spring Lane Wickham Market IP13 0SJ
The 2010 ‘campsite of the year’ is a great, family friendly site.
Hill House Hall
30 Market Hill Woodbridge IP12 4LU
Right on the main square, this is easily Woodbridge's most historic place to stay.
Christ's Hospital Railway Station
UK National Rail Station, station code:CHH
Settle Railway Station
UK National Rail Station in Settle
Huddersfield Railway Station
UK National Rail Station, station code:HUD
Liskeard Railway Station
UK National Rail Station, station code:LSK
Looe Railway Station
UK National Rail Station, station code:LOO
63 Ledbury Road Notting Hill London W11 2AD
Yotam Ottolonghi's café is foodie heaven come to earth.
26 Notting Hill Gate Notting Hill London W11 3HY
A lovely bakery and café with delicious and inventive tarts, cakes and bread.
3 Hereford Road London W2 4AB
Classic British cooking at its very best.
75 Bishops Bridge Road London W2 6BG
Budget southern Indian food in a trendy fast-food place not far from Notting Hill.
19 Pembridge Road Notting Hill London W11 3HG
Bang-on pizzas in a stand-up bar not far from Notting Hill.
100 Golborne road W10 5PS
My favourite cafe in London.
Wild at Heart
222 Westbourne Grove London W11 2RH
Everything you'd expect from a Notting Hill florist – artistic, beautiful and expensive.
24 Hillgate Street London W8 7SR
Great little pub a few minutes, and a world, away from the bustle of Notting Hill.
Soul by the Sea
East of the Palace Pier by Madeira Drive Brighton
Brighton gets all spiritual at Easter with this Christian Easter festival right on the beachfront.
Street Art by Banksy
Corner of Acklam Road and Portobello Road Notting Hill
Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.
130 Talbot Road Notting Hill London W11 1JA
Music – in analogue form.
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