London. Our crazy capital city! I love London in small chunks. A day trip, a weekend break or even just when I have to pop down for a working day occasionally. That’s enough for me! London is so busy that I can only take it in small-ish doses but I always enjoy it when I go because I’m always doing something new, seeing a different sight or eating at a recently-opened restaurant or coffee shop that we’ve spied on Instagram!
When a hotel room is at least 3x the size of your flat you know you’re about to have a great night, right? The Titanic Hotel Liverpool suites are absolutely ridiculously huge and beautiful and we had an awesome time. We paid for a standard room which looked incredible in itself but we managed to wangle an upgrade when we said it was our anniversary. I mean, if you don’t ask, you don’t get and we just thought we’d try it!
Last in my Barcelona series is this little lot! Some tips and tricks for a few things that we got up to and I really enjoyed so I wanted to share just in case anyone else is travelling to Barcelona and needs some advice on what to get up to over there.
Eating is always first on my list when it comes to travelling anywhere. I love to do loads of research before I go and then always end up finding new gems that I didn’t discover before. I’ve already done a round-up of my Top 4 Barcelona Brunch Destinations so, if brunch is your thing, definitely give that a read. Brunch is probably one of my favourite occasion because it is that, it’s an occasion, it’s not just a meal! So, brunch aside I’ve got a couple of places that I’d definitely recommend heading for some delicious meals.
Today I’ve got a little photo diary of on of my favourite places in Barcelona, the main market La Boqueria. This is a market packed full of the most amazing food. The fruit, juices and smoothies were my absolute fave, from €1 you can get ice-cold fresh mango juice – it’s amazing. There were also butchers, fish, cheese, chocolate and sweet stalls as well as little coffee bars and places for breakfast in the middle of the market.
Coco Vail is Barcelona’s first beer hall and is a seriously great place to spend a few afternoon hours during a Barcelona city break. We loved it so much here that we actually went back twice during a 4 day break, the first time for lunch and then the second time just for a drink but both times we were so glad we went.
Brunch is big business in Barcelona! We found that breakfast, brunch, and lunch were super easy meals to find great places to eat but dinner was a little more difficult. That said, here are my top 3 (& a bonus doughnut place) eateries in Barca for an amazing brunch. Whether you love a healthy brunch or a giant stack of pancakes I’ve got something for you here.
The French Alps offer the chance to live out the ski trip of your dreams! Especially if you love a bit of nightlife and the old apres ski activities! The variety of different ski resorts in Europe allows you to find the absolutely perfect spot for letting your hair down in the evenings. Here are the top five ski resorts in France that are ready for partying.
We like to get out and about in the UK, try new towns and cities and always find a new coffee shop to delve into. This weekend we stayed at the Cheltenham Park Hotel which is a huge hotel in the beautiful Cotswolds and I thought I’d tell you all about it.
The Location & Facilities
Cheltenham Park is actually located in Charlton Kings, about 2 miles drive from the centre of Cheltenham in a quiet area and only about 10 minutes from Cheltenham Racecourse. It’s a really big hotel, one of the biggest I’ve stayed in but the rooms are all great sizes. There is a gym, spa, beauty and health club facilities with a pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. We spent some time in the well-equipped gym and the pool on Saturday afternoon which was lovely. I decided to run a 5km in addition to my Marathon In A Month that I’m doing for the British Heart Foundation and I loved running on an actual treadmill instead of the road for once!
I headed to London this weekend to see some of my best friends, do some shopping and also attend a blogger networking event. I love a quick trip to a different city and I had the best time. Check out my Instagram with some snaps from the weekend if you fancy! I explored some new places and absolutely loved Hoxton & Hackney but definitely found that I was missing some essentials that would have made my trip a lot easier.
Here comes another hotel review for all you keen travellers! This weekend we stayed at the Risley Hall Hotel & Spa as part of a Red Letter Days gift that we received for Christmas and the hotel was so pretty I thought I’d write a little review as it’s a great location for the East Midlands.