OT, looking for some GB travel advice for a couple of friends

Bob Pdml pdmlbw at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 16:05:03 EDT 2019

If they're in that area they should also visit Wells., which is still medieval, and Britain's smallest city. http://www.visitwellssomerset.co.uk/

Stonehenge too, of course.

There's so much good food in London it can be impossible to choose and you end up eating McDonalds... I would recommend a visit to Brick Lane in London, where there are hundreds of excellent Indian (Bangladeshi really) restaurants, as well as numerous other types of restaurant in nearby Spitalfields. Upmarket Indian eating is available at Cafe Spice Namaste.

A site worth visiting in that area if they can get to it is Denis Severs House:

There is a cluster of good restaurants in and around Smithfield, Clerkenwell and Farringdon, where I work, including Michelin-starred Club Gascon and its baby brother Comptoir Gascon. They also have a place on nearby Chancery Lane called Cigalon.

On Clerkenwell Road and Saint John's Square there are several good but not Michelin-standard eateries, including, if they can find it (on Jerusalem Passage), the ever-popular-with-PDMLers Dovetail. http://dovepubs.com/aboutdovetail/

A short walk away you have St John, another Michelin place famous for "nose-to-tail eating": https://stjohnrestaurant.com/a/restaurants/smithfield , and Hix Oyster and Chop House: https://www.hixrestaurants.co.uk/menu/hix-oyster-chop-house/

Then there's the other 50,000,000 streets of London... Whereabouts in London are they staying?


> On 16 Apr 2019, at 15:55, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> I've got a couple of friends from the Oregon coast heading to GB in a short while.  There are quite a few folks on this list that live, or visit that part of the world, though my memory and geographic knowledge isn't good enough to know if anyone is within even a day's drive.
> But, if anyone knows the area Mark and Kaety are heading to, and can recommend sites, and more importantly good places to eat, let  me know and I'll introduce you folks by email.
> In a FB Messenger discussion, Mark said:
> We are staying a few days in the Cotswolds - Painswick area right outside Gloucester. We are using it as a base to foray out to see the medieval. A time in Bath, over to Avebury, a time to Wye Valley. We spend two night in London on the tail end. We love Indian but mostly we want to eat food so good it makes us cry.
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