Stay in a two star London budget hotel where you can walk to places like Kensington Palace and Hyde Park and book a low-cost room at Palace Court Hotel London....... more
Stay in a two star London budget hotel where you can walk to places like Kensington Palace and Hyde Park and book a low-cost room at Palace Court Hotel London. This Bayswater hotel is really close to Bayswater Tube Station and offers you a basic continental breakfast included in the price of your room.
This is a sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for...... more
This is a sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for centuries. Set against the backdrop of Britain's occupation of Egypt immediately after World War I, Palace Walk introduces us to the Al Jawad family. Ahmad, a middle-class shopkeeper runs his household strictly according to the Qur'an while at night he explores the pleasures of Cairo. A tyrant at home, Ahmad forces his gentle, oppressed wife and two daughters to live cloistered lives behind the house's latticed windows, while his three very different sons live in fear of his harsh will.
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine...... more
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.
Advantages: Picturesque, historically interesting and accessible Disadvantages: The Palace is in ruins
...Situated midway between Edinburgh and Stirling, Linlithgow is well placed for a visit on any sightseeing tour of the area. Successive monarchs certainly thought it worth stopping here. In contrast with the fortified castles of its well known neighbours, Linlithgow?s main attraction is the site of its former royal palace with its loch and surrounding parkland.
A striking landmark...
Advantages: Architecture, atmosphere, good food and service Disadvantages: A few dodgy facilities; noises off at night
...the map and the guidebooks, the Neemrana looked just the place for it. Or perhaps I should say, just the palace for it. Of Rajasthan's many converted palace hotels, it is the one nearest to Delhi, so that it can be reached in just two and a half hours from the international Airport.
It is also one of the oldest, the original building dating from 1464, though since then it has been augmented...
Advantages: A fantastic day out for all the family. Disadvantages: Could be boring for young children inside the house but the grounds are brilliant.
...and a massive shopping spree throughout the length and breadth of Europe ensued refilling the palace with antiques and fine art. From this marriage a rather famous person was born they were the parents of Sir Winston Churchill ironically who became another war hero.
The house is built in a mixture of Baroque architecture and Palladian style. It certainly looks more impressive from a distance...