09.08.2010 - 29.10.2010 19 °C
I've been delinquent in posting these, but with the weather turning colder I suddenly remembered these lovely days out in August.
Won't bore you with much commentary - they are simply some very scenic spots perfectly situated within an hour of London. Enjoy!
A famous seaside resort ('London by the Sea') known for its liberal stance, large gay population, hard candy ('Brighton Rock') and scene of 60s battles between the Mods and the Rockers (later depicted in the The Who's Quadrophenia, the movie of which featured Sting). Also famous for a crazy royal palace modelled on the outside after the Taj Mahal, and inside is all Asian decor. Totally over the top.
Lovely town (World Heritage Site, actually) with strict building codes to maintain the pleasing look of its Georgian architecture. Famous for the Roman spa built here around 43 AD, and as a fashionable setting of Jane Austen novels (she lived here in the early 1800s).
I took a guided tour, starting out by train then switching to a coach with long walks interspersed throughout the afternoon. We drove through several villages, but mostly explored Chipping Campden, and 'the Slaughters' villages. Totally adorable and not too overrun with other tour buses like us - good planning on the part of London Walks!