A Week of Travel Thru England

Dover Castle


Day 1, Thursday:  Arrived in London
Checked into Victoria Inn (Pimlico Sta)
Toured Dickens Museum
Shopped at Tezeni’s
Dinner at Morpeth Arms
Took photos from Vauxhall bridge


Day 2, Friday:
London Eye, Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Jewel Tower
Met a friend of a friend for lunch at Shepherds Market
Toured Ben Franklin’s house on Craven St
Dinner at White Swan


Day 3, Saturday:
Toured Imperial War museum; Friars Pub  lunch 
Saw London Bridge and Tower of London
Dinner at Marquis Pub


Day 4, Sunday:
Picked up rental auto in Lewisham
Shopped at Marks and Spencer
Drove to Dover and Dover Castle
Dinner at Blakes; stayed @ Loddington House


Day 5, Monday:
Shopped in Dover square
Drove to Hastings and castle
Shopped at Tesco in Havant
Explored Winchester; dinner at Dim T
Stayed @ Winchester Royal hotel

Day 6, Tuesday:
Toured Winchester Castle
Drove to Chawton and toured Jane Austen Museum
Lunch at Cassandra’s cup
Stayed @ Premier inn in Basingstoke
Dinner at Baker’s Arms


Day 7, Wednesday:
Toured Windsor Castle
Shopping and lunch at Madam Posh
Stayed @ Premier Inn Terminal 5, by Heathrow 

Shopping In Rome

A lavish indoor mall in Rome, above.

Shopping in Rome is a scavenger hunt but these shops listed below were luckily stumbled upon on our trip to Rome this summer of 2015.

  1. Tazza de Oro.  Coffee and coffee supplies.  Near the Pantheon. 


  1. Cartoleria Pantheon.   stationery shop. 


  1. L’Artigianato.   Kitchen items, Murano jewelry, misc gifts.   At Piazza Navona.


  1. Andrew’s ties.   Near Spanish Steps.


  1. Airport, duty free shop.  Great selection of sweets, perfumes, spirits.
  1. Stilvetro.   Kitchen shop.  Lovely trays, silverware, and various supplies.  Near Spanish Steps.


  1. Panella, L’arte del Pane.   Jams, chocolate topping, breads,  candy.   


  1. Romeo.   Cool dining establishment.  Pasta and food gifts.


Leather purses are everywhere.  We bought a couple in the shops next to where we stayed,  Hotel Napoleon.

No recommendations for shoes.  We bought  a pair of men’s  shoes at Adry, next to our hotel right by  metro entrance, Vittorio Emanuel.