I love living in London, there is always so much to see and do. However I am also keen to see more of this country, as there are so many stunning places and I definitely haven't explored enough. So I was delighted when Southerneast Railway invited me to visit Rochester and find some hidden gems. To be honest, I believe Rochester is a hidden gem itself, as many people might choose Canterbury for a day trip from London and Rochester would not necessarily be one's first choice. So why should you visit Rochester and what is there to do and where should you eat?Read More
I live and work in West London, so when I venture to central London I usually feel like a tourist in my own city and, at the same time, I am reminded of how much I love London and why I love this city so much. At the beginning of April, I spent the perfect Sunday just doing that and was also lucky enough to have great weather.
The day of exploring started at the National Café at the National Gallery, because no day can't start without a belly full of carbs. The National Café had just reopened (on 6 March 2017) after being closed for just under two months and it is now part of Peyton and Byrne's restaurants- which include The Wallace Restaurant.
I love living in such a busy city as London, it has been my dream since growing up in a small countryside town near Venice, however every once in a while I crave solitude, being surrounded by nature and some peace and quiet. A few hours in Richmond Park or Hampstead Heath is not always enough.
Last year, I started to explore a bit more of the beautiful English countryside with a day trip to Castle Combe and this is something I wanted to do more of this year. So I waited till March to organise a long weekend at the Lake District, a place I heard so much about, but never managed to visit. I stayed in the cosy Pelton Wheel Cottage, which is part of the Coppermines Cottages colection and it is situated just a mile above Coniston Village high in the Coppermines Valley with stunning views of the mountain peaks.Read More
Living in London I don't really need a car; I find it an unnecessary expense since in this city we are lucky to have buses and, more recently, some tube lines running 24/7. However there are times when I would love to own a car and not have to rely on cabs or other services. So when I recently discovered Enterprise Car Club, a membership-based hourly car rental service, I was keen to try it out for several reasons:Read More