Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Or any other place

Anyone who's got a good idea for a quick escape from London for 2 people, please help. We love taking the train. And enjoy long breakfasts.

17 comments:

Erica D. said...

I hear Paris in springtime is nice. The Eurostar is quick- Waterloo to Gare Du Nord in under 3 hours. I can recommend some great places to eat and lovely strolls down the Siene.

cecilia said...

I say, follow Kipling:

"God gives all men all earth to love,
But since man's heart is small,
Ordains for each one spot shall prove
Beloved over all.
Each to his choice, and I rejoice
The lot has fall to me
In a fair ground - in a fair ground -
Yea, Sussex by the Sea!"

Look at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters%2C_Sussex

and while you're there, you might want to see

http://www.charleston.org.uk/index.html

and make sure not to miss the truly most wonderful book shop ever:

http://www.muchadobooks.com/

love,

Will said...

if you haven't been Bath is absolutely lovely, though you may want to leave england.

lottie said...

Whitstable is a lovely escape and quick on the train from London - I've spent a long weekend there in a fisherman's hut right on the beach which was briliant, and there are plenty of places for long breakfasts...
http://www.hotelcontinental.co.uk/

Brittique said...

The Lakes District is now my fav place in the UK. Just beautiful for a get away.

I wrote about it here and highly recommend L'enclume http://brittique.blogspot.com/2007/03/escaping-city.html

Hope you love it!

Mrs Fashion said...

I recommend North Norfolk or the Suffolk coast. You can get the train there from Liverpool Street in about 1 1/2 hours (to Aldeburgh or Southwold). Norfolk is another couple of hours away. Search for The Victoria hotel in Holkham, blissful. Hope you have a fabulous trip!

Anonymous said...

Brussels. Or even better, Antwerp.

Daniel said...

Hey E, have you seen the latest drama of mr Jacobs? My thoughts are with him right now, and I'm guessing yours are too...

http://perezhilton.com/topics/marc_jacobs/marc_jacobs_checks_into_rehab_again_20070312.php

Anonymous said...

i would say cambridge, if you already haven't been there. 45 minutes or so from kings cross by train, small town & easy to walk with lovely landscape and layout. if the weather is nice, panting is a good idea since the river goes through some of the most impressive colleges in terms of architecture. don't miss king's college chapel. and there is an italian little place called clowns caffee, very beatiful:)
e.

Martin and Therese said...

I love The Great House in Lavenham, Suffolk. It's a wonderful French restaurant with rooms run by French people in a beautiful old market town.

Patrick said...

Hey E,

Just read your blog and would have to recommend Munich. The flight from Munich to London is around 150 euros (I was just in London last weekend). The weather is beautiful here - good time to see the English Gardens, and most of the cafes in town have amazing breakfasts. (if you need recommendations, I can help you with those as well)

Not sure what your interests are, but Munich is a very doable weekend.


-P

Natasha said...

Obviously I would say Paris. But there are so many places in England that are lovely and not even two hours away from London. The South Downs if you like walking; Brighton is great for the beach, the Pavilion and lots of yummy places to eat. Oxford (for punting, don't know what panting in Cambridge is all about, sounds quite tiring) and gawping round the colleges. If you've got a car Charleston is a wonderful day out. I must say Lottie's beach hut in Whitstable would get my vote, if you can be sure of the weather.

Style Scout said...

Bath is supposed to be beautiful and not too far. Or Paris... 2 1/2 hours away... Cambridge or Oxford are both pretty.

Luisa

Lola is Beauty said...

GO TO PARIS! It's so quick and easy on the train. Brunch at Le Loir dans la Thieire, Rue des Rosiers, 3rd. Then strolling, much strolling...Antwerp is cool too though. I hear Charleston is lovely for a day trip but it's not open for the summer for a couple of weeks yet...

Anonymous said...

I think Cambridge too. These fairytale castles turning out to be colleges is a must see, and don't miss the greatgrandchild of Isaac Newton's famous apple tree.
And why not Stonehenge? But don't expect to see much of the newly found village.
I heard Bournemouth is nice as well.

Ha det fint/ Björn

drShop said...

WooW =)

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