The Five Bells Inn, Brabourne (near Ashford), Kent: hotel review

The Five Bells Inn, Brabourne (near Ashford), Kent: hotel review

Cosy and slightly bonkers rooms (in a good way), a welcoming bar and scrumptious food make this pub with rooms an ideal base for exploring Romney Marsh and the North Downs This must be the most eccentric room I’ve slept in: everything’s oversized, slightly mad or both. One side of the fireplace is taken up by a framed floor-to-ceiling black-and-white photo of sculpted Renaissance bottoms, while on the other a leopard-print chair almost reaches the ceiling. There are toiletries on a huge brass tray by the freestanding bath, a sunburst…

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Gett and Citymapper to launch new taxi-bus for London commuters

Gett and Citymapper to launch new taxi-bus for London commuters

A new fixed-route taxi service means commuters can travel by black cab across London for a flat fare of £3 Uber may have taken control of the taxi market but in London could black cabs become the new buses? This idea is being explored by black-cab booking app Gett and urban travel planner Citymapper, in a collaboration to create a new fixed-route taxi service through London for a flat fare of £3, regardless of how long passengers travel along it. In essence, it is a tech brand reinvention of the…

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