Romance in the movies have the edge when the scenes are set in an autumnal setting ablaze in red, yellow and orange.

Autumn Leaves and Fireplaces

Romance in the movies has the edge when the scenes are set in an autumnal setting ablaze in red, yellow and orange. But where to find the perfect spot to experience this in the UK? Leafy vistas with fireside dining and cosy weekend away accommodation are what we dream of at this time of the year. If you want to stay close to home, take a stroll through the leaves with me as ...

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Ightham Mote is a 14th Century moated manor house surrounded by a 546-acre national trust estate in Kent and is a must see.

Weekend Escape from London

The simplicity and authenticity of the big outdoors is the perfect place to nurture romance. May signals the bluebell season, and could there be anything more beautiful than strolling through a forest that’s blanketed in purple flowers? Head to Ightham Mote, a 14thCentury moated manor house surrounded by a 546-acre national trust estate in Kent. Park and walk and stop for a refuel either at Mote café or the Papermakers Arms in Plaxtol. There ...

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Amsterdam is a terrific short flight getaway

Amorous Amsterdam

Fancy a quick European escape from London? Amsterdam is a terrific short flight getaway that works beautifully in winter with multiple airline and airport options to get you there quickly. Now, you can also travel from central London on the Eurostar to Amsterdam. It seems like it might be a longer trip but with airport transfers, security and the like, it’s the same and much more comfortable. If you’ve already been, there are new ...

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Copenhagen is just a quick and easy hop away for a stylish Scandinavian weekend

Cosy Copenhagen

With multiple airlines and frequent flights, Copenhagen is just a quick and easy hop away for a stylish Scandinavian weekend. Fly direct with connections from the Middle East or from London on SAS or British Airways. For enthusiastic foodies, this is the place to go with 18 Michelin stars blazing the restaurant sky. The idea is to try something local so make sure you have reservations for lunch or dinner at Noma, Restaurant ...

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