Crystal Palace, Anerley and Upper Norwood 1894: London Sheet 145 (Old O.S. Maps of London) - Alan Godfrey
Detailed map of Crystal Palace; London sheet 145. Introduction by Alan Godfrey. The sheetlines for Sheet 146 are slightly different and are really centred on...... more
Detailed map of Crystal Palace; London sheet 145. Introduction by Alan Godfrey. The sheetlines for Sheet 146 are slightly different and are really centred on Anerley Hill. This map just covers part of the Crystal Palace, at the top of the map, and covers an area southward to South Norwood Lake, from Beulah Hill eastward to Maple Road and Penge Recreation Ground. Features include Crystal Palace (Low Level) station, Penge and Anerley stations on the Brighton line, Queen's Hotel, Central Hill, Westow Hill, the western part of Penge, North Surrey District Schools, and much of Anerley. On the reverse are street directories for Auckland Road, Churcfh Road, Westow Hill and Westow Street.
"Time Out" Book of New York Walks ("Time Out" Guides) - Time Out
There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you will rarely get...... more
There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you will rarely get lost. Yet no matter how many times the streets are strolled, they always throw up some new curiosity. All of which makes New York a prime candidate to be the third in Time Out's series after London and Paris. Detailed listings of cafés, restaurants, bars and sites mentioned accompany each story, along with clear maps and colour photographs.What sets this guide apart from more conventional tourist route planners is the idiosyncratic, unique nature of the 23 urban-hikes highlighted. The book finds the city's quirky nooks and crannies. Contributors write in the first-person, telling of their personal favourite strolls or following cultural themes--from the beat generation and a "Rock & Roll Shopping Spree" to the punky meat-packing district art scene or the ghost of the Algonquin Hotel literary circle. New York Walks also goes beyond the usual Manhattan territory to Harlem parks and the hairy edges of Alphabet City; to Brooklyn Heights, "Perfume Greek" and Flushing, Queens.Tread William Boyd's regular Upper East Side route via his favourite café. Go down memory lane with former Moscow resident Valeria Stivers amid Brighton Beach's Russian community. Explore gay New York with drag queen Lady Bunny, who promises, "inexpensive eateries, bargain basements and places to meet men". Find out where Gerry Adams drinks when in New York and visit the site of the Stonewall gay riots. Yep, Time Out's collection is definitely not your "usual" Big Apple exploration.The streets are brought alive with the anecdotes of the writers. Alternative social/cultural histories are pursed with enthusiasm. Pioneering activist Peter Stringer's walk flashes back to the early 1970s, when he was writing Animal Liberation, the book that spawned the modern movement. Former homeless crack-addict Lee Stringer re-walks the 50-block route from his dealer to Grand Central Station's roof ("the crawlspace I then called home").Perhaps the most notable "walk" of all, is the "Urban Jungle Safari" by Christina Veran. This takes you to the hip-hop sights of Harlem and the Bronx, encompassing "Rocksteady Park", the site of Malcom X's assassination, Keith Haring territory, Afrika Bambaataa's housing project and Jimmy's Bronx Café where Puff Daddy hangs out. --Sarah Champion
Advantages: Seafront Location, Extremely Well Priced Disadvantages: Refurb Work Being Done, Overly Warm, No Internet Access
...So, I'm sat here having been tasked with performing a full hardware audit at our parent company's various sites spread throughout the UK. Oh the exciting life I lead! The Brighton office is one of the larger ones and as such, required an overnight stay in the seaside resort of Brighton.
So, preamble over, I checked into the hotel having spent pretty much a whole day on the train to get down...
...Westbourne Hotel, Brighton
This hotel is located to the east side of Kemptown in Brighton city centre. It is fairly easy to get to as it is ten minutes walk to Brighton station and Brighton Marina, where there is extensive shopping and leisure facilities such as ten pin bowling and pool. It takes two minutes walk to the sea front and Brighton pier, and other local...
Advantages: great location, cheap, nice rooms, excellent food Disadvantages: no parking, quite dated
...Introduction to the hotel:
The Royal Albion Hotel was built in 1826 and is situated in a fantastic location opposite Brighton pier. It is a three star hotel and has 186 guest rooms offering views of Brighton beach or the town centre.
My experience of the hotel:
I spent one night in the hotel in January of this year and for a three star hotel I was quite impressed. I and my girlfriend booked...