Just across the street from The Rectory Hotel in the hamlet of Crudwell (just outside of Malmesbury in the southern Cotswolds) is this decidedly adorable pub. In the summer, you can dine outdoors on big round picnic tables. We went in winter, when we appreciated the pub's coziness. We totally...more
Who knew sashimi (one of my favorite foods) could taste *this* good? With a dozen types of dishes on the menu (salads, mini sushi tacos, hot dishes), you'll have taste buds tickled you didn't even know you had.
In the less-touristed but gorgeous area of Seven Dials near Covent Garden is this tastefully designed Indian/South Asian street food cafe. Come hungry, early if you don't want to wait in line, and with friends; the many small plates are meant to be shared. I don't like daal much, but...more
Vegetarians and low-fat devotees need not visit. This Argentine steak house (a small chain, mostly based in London) has over a dozen different types of steaks and cuts, along with all things South American and beef-related: empanadas, ceviche, etc. Be warned: It's about £100 per person,...more
Whatever food you need, Selfridges has it in its food hall and confectionary: matzoh meal, sushi, Pop Rocks, Reese's Pieces, scorpion lollipops, gold-flaked chocolates. The clothing is all very high-end if you're into that kind of thing, but the food hall is accessible to all. Stop in...more
I came here once for Beltane, on April 30th. It was almost cool enough to plan your trip to Edinburgh around this holiday. But the park/hill is beautiful year-round, with gorgeous views of Edinburgh. On the night before May Day (Beltane in the Pagan calendar, April 30), the entire hill lights up with...more
It's a farm. In the middle of London. Well, technically, it's on the Isle of Dogs, but that's still Zone 2. You can visit sheep, goats, chickens and other farm animals, all with a backdrop of Canary Wharf behind you.
I came to Harry Potter fandom a bit late in life, but when it hit, it hit hard. I read all seven books in a row and watched all eight movies twice, three or four times over. So of course I had to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Truth be told, I thought it might be ruined by marketing forces. Sure, Warner...more