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Where we go english in London and Canterbury


Lodging
The Mad Hatter Hotel
, inexpensive to moderate, London,011-44-207-401-9222. The outside of this well-loved spot may scream London of old, but inside it boasts the most modern amenities.

Upper Ansdore Guest House, inexpensive, canterbury, 011-44-122-770-0672. canterbury is rife with charming little inns, but this 600-year-old former hall house overlooks the pretty kent trust nature reserve.

Dining
Crab & Winkle Seafood Restaurant
, moderate, Whitstable, 011-44-122-777-9377. It may be a short jaunt from Canterbury, but for fresh fish in Kent County, there’s almost no better place. hint: nab a table on the balcony.

The Sir Loin Restaurant, moderate, London, 011-44-207-253-8525. We admit what initially drew us to this place is the funny name, but we stayed for the belt-busting breakfasts and hearty, traditional lunch items like steak-and-kidney pie.

Nightlife
Bartok, London
, 011-44-207-916-0595. With a motto like “food, drink, in an environment to think,” this club might come off as stiff. But while it is one of the few venues in town that showcase classical music, the comfy old sofas and chilled-out vibe take the edge off.

King’s Cross Snooker & Pool Club, London, 011-44-207-278-7079. The british invented snooker, so order yourself a pint, chalk up a cue, and have yourself a ball (or 22 of them, to be exact). FYI: most London snooker clubs require a one-time membership fee.

Shopping
Marks & Spencer
, 011-44-845-302-1234. In the market for a few jolly good souvenirs? London’s other superstore has exactly what you need. we always stuff our suitcases with samplings of their english cookies and chocolates.