New York: the city that never sleeps, so good they named it twice, if you make it here you can make it anywhere. Etc etc. It’s literally the most hectic place on the planet, but if I had to be anywhere I’d be there in a flash: here’s my definitive guide to the city.
Located inside the old BBC Television Centre, the old HQ for BBC TV between 1960 and 2013, this 45-room hotel is bursting with charm, good food and plentiful drinks.
On occasion I’m one of those people who gets smug about no longer living in London. I noticed it when I went for lunch with my Sister-in-Law recently; I started waxing lyrical about the low crime rates, big houses, affordable living costs and good schools out here. “And it’s only 30 minutes into Euston!!!” I exclaim. “Amazing!!!!”
Last week marked the – god, 11th? 12th? – trip I’ve taken to New York in the last ten years, and as I spent my six days in the city that never sleeps I realised just how much knowledge on navigating NYC I’ve accumulated.
As the kids get older, I realise how important it is to spend real quality time, us all together as a family. Which is why, when Southeastern challenged us to discover a part of Kent we’d never been before, we bit their hand off and jumped on the train to Broadstairs!
My first impressions of rush hour Lisbon in May weren’t great. I arrived at a rainy airport on what was the busiest time of day, and was driven through a grey and drizzly city to the region of Cascais, a…