A Perfect Summer Day in London – Globetrotter Girls

London - Dani After a week by the sea, I made my way up to London, deciding that I can’t leave England without at least a quick pit stop in my former adopted hometown. Summer was in full swing when I arrived in Friday (a rare thing for London!) and I spontaneously decided to take some time off work and spend my Saturday like most other people this weekend, and like I used to spend so many of my London weekends: in the park (with a run though Hyde Park in the morning and a picnic in Kensington Gardens in the afternoon, where I snapped the picture above), with a bit of shopping (the madness that is Oxford Street seems less crazy when you’ve been away for a while) and last but not least: with a visit to the West End, where I saw Guys & Dolls, currently starring Rebel Wilson, who always makes me laugh, and it wasn’t any different in this musical.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Marlborough House – Gay Owned Accommodations in Bath, England

Marlborough House, Bath, England Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Marlborough House Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting small hotel owned and operated by Peter Moore in a friendly and informal style. Located in the heart of Georgian Bath, this impressive stone Victorian house has lovely spacious rooms furnished with beautiful antiqueswhich have been assiduously chosen and elegantly assembled. Built in 1867, Marlborough House B&B is situated in the very centre of Bath, close to Queen Square and at the edge of Royal Victoria Park. A short stroll up Marlborough Lane will lead you to the gates of this lovely park, where Royal Avenue presents a panoramic view of the gracefully imposing Royal Crescent, a fine example of Georgian architecture. Only a few steps further will bring you to Baths’ famous Circus and the centre of historic Bath, altogether a 5 minute walk from Marlborough House. Marlborough House has seven bedrooms; every one handsomely furnished with antiques and containing either an antique wood four-poster, or a Victorian brass and iron bed. Each room is unique, but all are lovely, comfortable, scrupulously clean, and provided with complementary sherry and an abundant hostess tray featuring home baked cookies. Each room has a direct dial telephone, radio, alarm, hair dryer, and colour television with remote control. In addition, Marlborough house is on-line and internet and e-mail access is offered to guests. Guests might desire to stay the morning in the luxury of their room, where breakfast is available by room service. Indeed, room service is another exceptional treat offered at the Marlborough House and is available throughout the day and evening. Licensed to serve drink, a wide variety of fine organic beers and wines, as well as an array of organic spirits and mixers, can be ordered through room service, or taken in the lounge. Marlborough House is non-smoking throughout, as the proprietors and staff strive to keep the hotel environment as congenial as possible for all the guests. Bath is a small, but cosmopolitan and lovely city. With its architectural integrity and the golden hue of its stone, it is like a jewel set within the verdant rolling hills of the West County’s pastoral landscape. Bath, with it’s mineral hot springs, renowned for over two millennia, is the ancient urban centre of an archeologically rich historical setting that stretches back to the Roman era and beyond. As such, it is the perfect base from which to explore other nearby historical sites, all within 45 minutes of Marlborough House: Stonehenge, Wells, Glastonbury, Lacock, Castle Combe, Cheddar Gorge, or Longleat, the spectacular home of the Marquis of Bath. Your host is happy to offer guidance for the best routes and itineraries to explore Bath and the surrounding area, or for suggestions on the array of the city’s fine restaurants. He has a wealth of knowledge about musical events in the area and Laura is always pleased to offer advice on antique shopping in this antique hunter’s mecca.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Somerset, England

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