The Red Book

Our thoughts and ideas on how to live with a little more adventure in your life and make the most of the world around you.


Portrait at the NPG | Central

Portrait at the NPG | Central

The restaurant with one of the best views in London and some of the best food. It's perfect for a celebration or for lunch on a sunny day when you want to soak up the glorious view.

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Bibury | Cotswolds

Bibury | Cotswolds

A 2-hour circular walk around picturesque Bibury in the Cotswolds, described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in England'. 

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Barnsley House | Cotswolds

Barnsley House | Cotswolds

Barnsley House is a very lovely hotel with an especially nice spa but the really reason to go is to take in Rosemary Verey's famous gardens which are worth visiting even in the winter months.

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The Village Pub, Barnsley | Cotswolds

The Village Pub, Barnsley | Cotswolds

Less than 90 minutes from London, this authentic, sweet pub is dog-friendly, has excellent food and is just across the road from the fabulous Barnsley House.
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Burgh Island & The Pilchard Inn | Devon

Burgh Island & The Pilchard Inn | Devon

This tiny island in Devon with connections to Agatha Christie and Noel Coward houses the fabulous Art Deco Burgh Island hotel as well as a 700 year old smugglers inn.  

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Hotel Endsleigh | Devon

Hotel Endsleigh | Devon

Hotel Endsleigh is the jewel in Olga Polizzi's crown. It's far enough away from London to not be taken for granted and the long journey to reach it is worth every minute.

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Sherborne Park Estate | Cotswolds

Sherborne Park Estate | Cotswolds

This 90 minute walk through the National Trust's Sherborne Park Estate is a good place to keep up your sleeve if you venture often to the Cotswolds. 

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The Pig Hotel | near Bath

The Pig Hotel | near Bath

The interior at The Pig near Bath is perfect, the food is excellent and sourced locally - much from the fabulous kitchen garden.

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Hidden Hampstead | Hampstead

Hidden Hampstead | Hampstead

A walk through beautiful Hampstead with its hilly streets, Georgian townhouses, oversized lanterns and atmospheric, cobbled streets.

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