Tag Archives: places to go

The Clink, Brixton: A unique dining experience in a category C prison

Led by The Clink Charity, this restaurant located inside HMP Brixton, a men’s prison, is offering a dining experience that promises to demonstrate change. Continue reading The Clink, Brixton: A unique dining experience in a category C prison

A summer escape with the family to Oxford Castle unlocked

As part of a summer holiday staycation I visited Oxford Castle Unlocked for a day out with my sister and two nieces, both aged 8. We were keen to make the most of a day in Oxford and this opportunity to explore the history of the castle.

Built in 1071 by Richard d’Orilly, a Norman baron and close ally of William the Conqueror, Oxford Castle has had a constant presence in key historic moments of Oxford’s evolution. Most of the castle was destroyed in the English Civil War and by the 18th century the remaining buildings had become Oxford’s local prison. This later became HM Prison Oxford, which closed in 1996. Continue reading A summer escape with the family to Oxford Castle unlocked

Lux dining at Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a Covent Garden pop-up

Located in St Martin’s Courtyard, Dolce by Ferrero Rocher represents Covent Garden’s latest pop-up, multi-layered dining experience. For just 10 days visitors in London will have the opportunity to experience an exquisite and unique dining experience, celebrating the tastes and textures of the much-loved, Ferrero Rocher. Continue reading Lux dining at Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a Covent Garden pop-up

Affordable fine dining at Little Bay, Kilburn

Located in London’s NW6, Little Bay Kilburn is at the heart of vibrant London and offers a great range of modern European cuisine at very affordable prices. The restaurant is easily found just off Kilburn High Street, close to Kilburn High Road station.

With an a-la-carte and specials menu, Little Bay offers a variety of starters, mains and desserts including vegetarian meals, all at very reasonable prices. Continue reading Affordable fine dining at Little Bay, Kilburn

Reaching New Heights At Mystic Mountain, Jamaica

Built entirely from environmentally-friendly materials and covering 100 acres of mountainous land near Dunn’s River Falls, Mystic Mountain is a well located tourist attraction that sits 700 foot above sea level. On a recent trip to Jamaica, I was able to visit the attraction with three relatives as guests of Mystic Mountain.

I was intrigued… I have visited Jamaica on numerous occasions and wanted something new to try. This was perfectly suitable to whet my appetite for adventure on the island. Continue reading Reaching New Heights At Mystic Mountain, Jamaica

Celebrating ‘Viva Oliva’ at Vapiano, London

I was recently invited to try out a local Italian restaurant, Vapiano in London. Whilst they usually supply a range of exquisite pizza and pasta dishes, I would be visiting on the first day of ‘Viva Oliva’ (meaning ‘long live the olive’), a 15-day olive festival to focus on a range of meals and dishes featuring olives.

On first appearances, the restaurant has a vibrant, busy atmosphere with a constant flow of visitors. Whilst waiting for my friends, I counted at least twenty groups of customers in the space of five minutes. I couldn’t believe the footfall and was even more amazed that I had never heard of the restaurant despite this location being open for over four years. Don’t let the active environment put you off, there always seems to be space for customers with a relatively short turnaround and a shared seating layout. If you spot a space on an occupied table, feel free to help yourself to the space. Continue reading Celebrating ‘Viva Oliva’ at Vapiano, London