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High Street, Maldon, Essex CM9 4PY
I dont really 'get’ this restaurant/bar/coffee shop - I am not sure which one it is meant to be? It is a lovely building with wooden & glass door frontage & wooden tables inside, very tastefully done. I have a very nice coffee here mid morning & wanted a snack but cake was all that was on the menu. Doesn’t seem to have an extensive food menu at all. Would imagine it would be a nice place to have a drink in the evening though. Always seems quite busy especially this time of year with people sitting on the tables outside on the high street. Maldon High Street is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.
Fullbridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LE
A nice reasonably sized McDonalds. Loads of parking and I always manage to find a table.
Food order is never wrong however big the order and is piping hot. For this time of year there are tables immediately outside the restaurant and also in a lovely enclosed garden area which is actualy very peaceful and quiet.
Staff are friendly and effecient, the restaurant itself always looks immaculate. Definately one of the better McDonalds that I have visited.
23 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BX
A little while ago I moved from this area and one of my biggest regrets was not being able to visit this hair saloon anymore, as quite simply it has been the best hairdressers I have every known.
Firstly it is a stylish salon but without any of that 'cliqueness’ that some salons are so good at.
You always get a unrushed consultation to decide what you want, a good haircut with a really nice shampoo. Staff seem genuinely friendly and it is a very comfortable experience. The only downside is the huge amount of money Southend Council charge for carparking.
I cant recommend this salon enough.
Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3AD
I always have a good meal at this restaurant. Generally have a problem chosing what to have as it has quite an extensive menu. The kids menu is quite large too.
Atmosphere is great but can get very busy. Service can be on the slow side but the food has always been worth it.
Keep meaning to try their breakfast menu must try and get there earlier. Cocktails are good and there is a nice range of coffee’s too. Also an outside area which is nice in the summer months & for smokers.
Not the cheapest place to eat at the Festival Park but yoiu do seem to get what you pay for.
Unit 12 Festival Way, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex SS14 3WB
As a family we love this restaurant. It works out for us just a little more than a takeaway and is brilliant value.
There is a large range of dishes & I have never experienced cold food. There is something to suit everyone and its nice to try a little of something new.
I like spicy food a lot which is good as sometimes the dishes can be a little spicier than is advertised.
When we first started coming here it used to be quite empty but on recent occasions it has been full (never full up upstairs though)
Staff always seem friendly and attentive, drinks are large and the service is quick.
The buffet is topped up regularly - you never have to wait long for a dish.
Overall - good food at a budget price.
Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B 4DF
My other half strangely is a massive fan of the film & although I dont mind it I went to see it for him. I love stage musicals-he doesnt normaly but we both greatly enjoyed this show.
The perfomers were great, the stage changes very clever but the best thing was the atmosphere inside the theatre which was fantastic. There were a lot of girl only groups but loads of couple’s too and nearly everyone was singing along. Definately a feel good show and we came out on a 'high’.
Loads of restaurants nearby to have a nice meal before or after the show and Covent Garden is within easy walking distance.
2/4 Tooley Street, Tooley Street, London SE1 2SY
I have to admit firstly that I have never been to the London Dungeon so I really cant compare this to it. I did enjoy my visit to the London Bridge Experience. The first part showing the history of the Bridge was interesting and the actors acted their part well.
When we went down to the Tombs my daughter refused to come with us and waiting in the restaurant. I was more scared waiting to enter the tombs than during but I think I would have been more of a wreck if I had been alone with the kids.
Definately worth the visit but try to get 2-4-1 vouchers to make it more reasonable.
Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SE1 6HZ
I enjoyed greatly my most recent visit to this museum previously having been as a small child.
Especially enjoyed the 1940’s house and looking though all the photographs.
The children occupied themselves whilst we visited the Holocaust Exhibition as it is not recommended to children under 14. It is a very large exhibition and quite harrowing, it was very busy when we went but no one person spoke a word all the way though - very moving.
On this occasion we didnt visit the Crimes Against Humanity but will definately return one day to do this, as I will return with my children when they are older as I think they should see the Holocaust Exhibition.
We spend some time queueing for the Blitz experience but did enjoy it.
Definately eat before you go as the cafe is very expensive and quite small.
60 Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 2TF
This is one of the best museums I have ever been to with my children. To get to it we walked past the massive queues at the Dungeons and straight into the museum on the next corner.
Entrance was very reasonable especially considering the time we spent in there. A brilliant place for children to learn about the second world war. We sat and watched some films which were all good but especially the ones showing London in the blitz. Loads of other war memorabilia but you also get to 'walk through the Blitz’ which wasnt too scary for little children but enough to make you realise a little what is was like back then.
You end up in a small gift shop which was reasonably priced and some nice quality items in there, also a lot of WWII books ideal for children. Would definately recommend it to families and adults alike.
1 Clink Street, Southwark, London SE1 9DG
My family and I used Tesco Clubcard vouchers when we visited the Clink Museum and I am go glad we did as I dont think I would have been that happy to pay 'real’ money for the experience. It was tiny! I did like what was there and learnt some new things - the first ever prison made was for women! However I think it would need to pay at least 3 times the size to be value for money.
There is a lot of other stuff to do in the area though so we did not waste a day there.
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