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Where To Stay – Luxury

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is one of the ultimate holiday destinations.

Where To Stay – Budget

Travelodge Bath Central offers affordable accommodation for travelling visitors.

Highlight on The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Outside Courtyard & Breakfast Area
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Entrance Lounge
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Breakfast Courtyard
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Fruit, Yoghurt & Muesli From Breakfast Buffet
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Another Guest Lounge Area
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Welcome Mat
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
One of the Villas
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Breakfast Table
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Eggs Benedict
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Meadow
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Hotel Door
Villa Interior
Villa Interior
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
This Luxury Resort + Spa Is Set In A Stately Georgian Building
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Afternoon Tea Served Daily Between 1.30pm-6pm, From £32 Per Person
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Lavender Is Known For Its Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antibacterial + Antimicrobial Properties.
Tattinger Champagne
The Hotel Has A Lovely Bar, The “Montagu” Bar

Experience Bath

On Your To-Do List

+ The Raven for beer

+ The Roman Baths for history – also offering T’ai Chi on the Terrace until 15 Sep

+ The Pump Room Restaurant adjacent to the Baths for lunch, where you can taste filtered water from the Baths

+ The Bath Brew House for beer

+ Vino Vino for cocktails

+ Bath Assembly Rooms for history

+ Sisi and May for shopping

+ African Latitude for South African biltong/beef jerky

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Bookshelves + Chalkboards at The Raven Pub
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The Raven
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The Raven
Bath Offers Visitors Many Quaint Boutiques
Peek Through Windows Into Quaint Boutiques Throughout The City
The Roman Baths Can Be Hired Out For Parties + Weddings
The Roman Baths Can Be Hired Out For Parties + Weddings
Every Tuesday Morning Until Sep 15, The Roman Baths Offer T'ai Chi On The Terrace for £4 a Class
Every Tuesday Morning Until Sep 15, The Roman Baths Offer T’ai Chi On The Terrace for £4 Per Class
Roman Baths
The Georgian Pump Room Restaurant, Traditional Afternoon Tea £21
Enjoy Art Work At The Pump Room Restaurant
Enjoy Art Work At The Pump Room Restaurant
Drink The Spa Water, Containing 43 Minerals + Famous For Its Restorative Properties
Drink The Spa Water, Containing 43 Minerals + Famous For Its Restorative Properties
Signpost
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Bath Temperature on 1 July 2015 was 33.9 °C / 93.02 ºF!
Bath Temperature on 1 July 2015 was 33.9 °C / 93.02 ºF!
Bath UK
The Bath Brew House
Bath UK
Beers At The Bath Brew House
Bath Brew House
Exterior Brew House
Bath UK
Burgers for Lunch £14
Dress From
Dress From “Sisi and May”
Theatre Royal Bath
Theatre Royal Bath
Typical Bath Street Scene
Typical Bath Street Scene
Vino Vino Cocktail & Wine Bar
Vino Vino Cocktail & Wine Bar
Travel Bath
Assembly Rooms At Bath, Built 1769

Experience London

Royal Opera London

Highlight on The Royal Opera

+ Book your tickets here.

+ Read more about London – what to do, where to eat + where to stay on Travel Channel’s website here.

+ Read up on romantic food tips from Food Network’s “29 Days of Romantic Foods” here.

+ My dress is from Lipsy London.

+ More on The Savoy Hotel here.

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Eat London

Travel photography London

On Your To-Do List

+ Champagne Fromage for champagne & cheese

+ Salieri for lunch

+ Simpson’s for beer

+ Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar for wine

+ The Coal Hole for beer

+ Angus Steakhouse near Paddington Station for steak dinner

+ Maroush for lebanese dinner

+ Carpenter’s Arms for beer

+ The Sugar Loaf for beer

Travel photography London
Champagne & Fromage Covent Garden
Travel photography London
Cheese or Charcuterie Board – £8
Travel photography London
Selection of Champagne
Scottish Salmon at Salieri £14.85
Scottish Salmon at Salieri £14.85
Travel London
Bollinger Champagne at Salieri
Places to eat in London
Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar
Veuve Champagne
Veuve Clicquot Champagne at Ebury
Pol Roger Champagne - Sir Winston Churchill was Pol Roger's most illustrious devotee and customer
Pol Roger Champagne at Ebury – Sir Winston Churchill was Pol Roger’s most illustrious devotee and customer
Travel London
Kensington
Horse & Carriage outside Lyceum Tavern
Horse & Carriage outside Lyceum Tavern
Travel photography London
Arty Photo outside Simpson’s
Travel photography London
Arty Photo outside Simpson’s
Banquet dinner at Maroush Restaurant
Banquet dinner at Maroush Restaurant
Carpenter's Arms London
Carpenter’s Arms London – Photo Credit / Antonette Hamman
Carpenter's Arms London
Carpenter’s Arms London – Photo Credit / Antonette Hamman
The Sugar Loaf London
The Sugar Loaf London – Photo Credit / Antonette Hamman
The Sugar Loaf London
The Sugar Loaf London – Photo Credit / Antonette Hamman

Stay London

Savoy Hotel London

Where To Stay – Luxury

The Savoy Hotel is one of the ultimate holiday destinations.

Where To Stay – Budget

The Shakespeare Hotel is a great place to spend the night. Communal bathrooms + continental breakfast included in the price.

Highlight on The Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel Lobby
Savoy Hotel London
The Savoy Hotel Chocolate Shop
Savoy Hotel London
The Savoy Hotel Chocolate Shop
The Savoy Hotel Entrance
The Savoy Hotel Entrance
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The Savoy Hotel Claude Monet Suite
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The Savoy Hotel Claude Monet Suite
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The Savoy Hotel Forbes
The Savoy Hotel Atrium
The Savoy Hotel Atrium
Savoy Hotel London
Fillet Steak at Gordon Ramsay’s “The Savoy Grill” £42 for 300g
Oysters at
Oysters at “The Savoy Grill” £24 for 12
Savoy Hotel London
“Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill” at The Savoy Hotel
Savoy Hotel London
Signed autographs from famous guests – Judy Garland
Savoy Hotel London
Signed autographs from famous guests – Humphrey Bogart
The Savoy Hotel London
Signed autographs from famous guests – Elizabeth Taylor
The Savoy Hotel London
Signed autographs from famous guests – John Wayne
Savoy Hotel London
View from their Claude Monet suite
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The Japanese Breakfast at The Savoy Hotel’s “Kaspar Restaurant”, with grilled salmon option £36

Banting Meal Ideas!

I’m getting a lot of inquiries about the Banting diet, after the post I wrote here. It’s been shared over 47 times, which shows us just how serious people are about health! As a lifestyle blog, I try to post as much as I can about a range of lifestyle stuff. Food is a passion of mine, especially healthy eating. Enjoy these Banting recipes below for easy-to-make meals! They’re all very tasty. Follow my Banting board on Pinterest here. Fresh updates every week!

ALMOND PARMESAN CHICKEN

BANTING RECIPES CHICKEN

Ingredients

4 free-range de-boned, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs
150g ground almonds
50g finely grated parmesan
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
to serve
lemon wedges
home-made mayo/tzatziki

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
With a meat mallet, thin out the chicken breasts slightly then slice into thin, long strips.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
Mix the almonds, parmesan, salt, pepper and parsley in a separate bowl and set aside.
Coat the chicken first in the egg and then in the almond mixture and make sure that each strip is well coated. (Traditionally you coat the chicken first in flour because this makes the coating stick better, if you want you can do this but this will result in it not being low-carb anymore or you could experiment with coconut flour.)
Place the chicken on a non-stick baking sheet. At this point you can spray/brush them a little with olive oil or butter but this is optional.
Place the chicken in the oven and allow to bake for 15-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crisp and golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving with fresh lemon and a dipping sauce of your choice.

CHOCOLATE AVO SMOOTHIE

BANTING MEALS

Ingredients

1/2 cold avocado
1 frozen banana
3 tablespoons milk (I used chocolate almond milk)
1/3 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor, blend until smooth.

BACON WRAPPED CHEESE & MUSHROOM CHICKEN

banting recipes

Ingredients

4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 slices uncooked bacon
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley or 1 tbs dehydrated
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbs butter

Instructions

Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute onion & mushrooms until tender. Remove from heat to cool.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Meanwhile prepare chicken breasts for stuffing by butterflying and cutting a pocket as per THIS VIDEO.

Mix shredded cheese and parsley into the cooled mushroom/onion mixture. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Divide evenly and stuff into pocket created in the chicken. Fold as shown in the video link above.

Carefully wrap each folded breast with 2 slices of bacon, securing with a toothpick if needed. Place on a deep baking sheet or in an oblong ovenproof baker.

Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on thickness of rolls. Chicken is done when juices run clear or internal temperature is 180 degrees F.

Serves 4.

What recipes can you recommend??? 

More next week!

Cute Things To Do Near Paddington Station London

london travel photos norfolk square

Accommodation (Norfolk Square)

  1. St.David’s 
  2. Shakespeare Hotel
  3. The Royal Norfolk
  4. The Dolphin
  5. Falcon Hotel

Attractions

  1. Sawyer’s Arms
  2. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
  3. The Wallace Collection Art Museum
  4. The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  5. Paddington Station Champagne Bar
  6. Regent’s Canal
  7. The Pawprint Trail
  8. Paddington Station Horse Riding
  9. Hyde Park Horse Riding
  10. Kensington Palace State Apartments

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Quirky Photos From Oxford

where Harry Potter was filmed – Hogwarts “Great Hall”

Locations

+ Oxford University Christ Church College 

+ The Crown pub

+ The Dew Drop Inn

+ Christ Church Meadow

+ University Church

+ The White Horse Pub

+ Bodleian Library 

+ The Oxford Kitchen

+ Broad Street Oxford

+ Carfax Tower

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Interview for RoamRight Expert Interview Program!

I was recently interviewed by RoamRight as part of their Expert Interview program. Click here to read the interview and let me know what you think! ❤

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