Lavenham is one of Suffolks most important wool towns and you really can’t beat a day (or weekend!) strolling around the roads surrounded by stunning medieval houses and cottages. It’s got a great hotel, The Swan, and a fabulous spa at the Weavers House spa, so after a day enjoying the sites its a great place to unwind.
What could be better than fish and chips on the beach on a warm sunny day? Well Gregg has lucked out and is spending the day at Hastings on the south coast to chat to fisherman, eat freshly caught fish and learn about its history.
The historical city of Leeds really grew around the wool industries of the 17th and 18th century, followed by iron, printing etc and now its a growing funky foody heaven with great indoor markets and boutique restaurants focused on having a great day out, Gregg, the lucky chap! has a great time trying out some delights there.
Home to the world famous playwright with stunning castles, theatres, restaurants and so much more you can have a packed weekend full of history, relaxing and culture as this little itinerary shows. It really has it all and sitting down at the River Avon as the sun goes down on a summer evening reall is something special, Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!
The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in Britain, with its rolling hills and golden stones. It is also the home of Churchills birthplace Blenheim Palace which has to be one of the most grandest of Treasure Houses in the world. This little vid shows a quick snap shot of the things to do there on a lovely sunny day!
Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable’s most famous pictures, for example, the Hay Wain or Boatbuilding near Flatford Mill among many others. Wandering beside the River Stour or looking at Flatford Mill and Willy Lott’s House you can feel as if you are actually walking through one of his paintings.
Now, if you know your Romantic Poets you’ll know that John Keats was one of the leading lights in the early 19th Century but you might not know that he originally studied as a surgeon but left to focus on his poetry. At Keats House you’ll learn all about him and about his love for the girl next door “Fanny Brawne’, ah the old romantic!
William Wordsworth wrote some of the most important poems in English Literature. He lived for a while in Grasmere in the Lake District with his sister Lucy and penned some of his finest works. Dove cottage and the Wordsworth museum next door give you a wonderful insight into his time there. You can jump on a boat and go for trip around where he would have wondered as a cloud (you see what i did there) and if you go at the right time of year you might even see some of those daffodils he loved so much, best take your quill in case you get inspired!
From one of the busiest stations in London, Paddington Station, we take a quick tour around some key fun sites along the way, including the National History Museum, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben (well Queen Elizabeth Tower!).
Fortnum and Mason’s Tea Salon has been a great many things for over 314 years. It began as an apartment for the Fortnum family, then became an interior decorating department in the 1920s and 1930s, and later an antiques department and a restaurant known as St. James’s.
Watch our little video to find out more…