We spent a weekend in York last July (a great time to go!), during which time we enjoyed adventuring around the Harry-Potter inspired streets otherwise known as “The Shambles”. What an iconic place to visit! (more…)
Highlight on Middlethorpe Hall in York
Middlethorpe Hall is a 17th-century country house standing in 20 acres of grounds in Middlethorpe, York, North Yorkshire, England. It is currently used as a hotel.
It’s a symmetrical red brick and stone house built in 1699 and since 2008 has been owned by The National Trust. (more…)
- The building was originally St. Pauls School and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1884, the architect of the Natural History Museum
- St. Pauls was the location of the historic meeting of Eisenhower, Montgomery and Winston Churchill to plan the D Day landings
- The hotel was also the setting of the 1971 film “Melody”, an international cult film about youth and lost love
- The Melody Restaurant is within walking distance of The Hammersmith Apollo and the Kensington Palace
On Friday, 6th December, Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka returned to Annabel’s for an intimate performance of songs from the Grammy® Award-winning artist’s new album “ARTPOP”, released in November. In 2011, the music and fashion icon held a similar private performance to launch “Born This Way”and both Belvedere Vodka and Annabel’s were thrilled to welcome her back.