The Hub by Premier Inn | Covent Garden Review

I’ll admit it, Premier Inn isn’t usually a hotel which excites me. There, I said it. It’s not because it has a bad reputation or because I’ve had an unpleasant experience, in fact that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve always felt that Premier Inn are a brand that you can always depend on for value for money and service. The rooms are clean and fairly modern and you just know what you’re going to get. It’s safe, dependable and nice, a bit like a comfort blanket, but as a hotel brand they haven’t really blown my socks off……

Booking a Trip to Venice on a Budget

Ever wanted to book a city break to Venice but don’t want to spend a fortune?  I’ve been 5 times now and have just booked by 6th visit for October.  Obviously, I’ve learned one or two things about how to get more… for less.  Fancy 4 nights away for as little as £130pp?  Of course you do! Whenever I talk to people about holidaying in Venice, their first assumption is that it’s going to be expensive based on preconceptions. Venice IS an expensive city, both to live, stay, eat and shop, but there IS a way to do Venice on…

How to Eat on a Budget in Venice

One of my favourite parts of travelling, especially in Venice, is the food. Bowls of delicious pasta, freshly caught sea food from the lagoon, creamy risotto which has been fondly nurtured by its chef, crisp pizza bases with oozing cheese, all washed down with a glass of pinot grigio or an Aperol Spritz with an olive. Eating in Venice can be flamboyant and expensive. In fact, Venice is famed for being an expensive city on the whole but especially when it comes to food. The Grand Canal and the many squares of the city are lined with expensive and regal looking…

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