On this page youíll find links to a selection of websites you might find useful if you're a world traveller or London visitor. Sites featuring other hotels, restaurants, travel tips, galleries and museums, hidden gems, books we like, plays and shows - all sorts of interesting things.
Who suggests the sites? Anyone with a connection to Parkes including: the owner and his family, staff, guests, friends and the hotelís suppliers. If there's something youíd like to suggest send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and as long as it's appropriate weíll post it.
The hotels we've listed have a similar style to Parkes; great location, very comfortable, attentive staff, often with some of those unexpected little touches which help make your stay memorable.
Los Angeles Ė This is the sister hotel to New Yorkís City Club. Itís just opened so weíve not yet had the chance to visit - yet but if itís anything like City Club itíll be worth investigating the next time you're in LA. http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/home.html
Culloden House is, according to the Sunday Times, ď a Highland experience, all the way from the morning porridge to the piper on the lawn." This exquisite Georgian mansion appeared on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2006 and itís an ideal base from which to explore the Highlands. http://www.cullodenhouse.co.uk/
Taychreggan sits on the shore of Loch Awe, flanked by lush forest and surrounded by mountains, itís easy to see why it was recently voted one of Scotlandís most romantic hotel by the AA. http://www.taychregganhotel.co.uk/
West of England
Hunstrete House is a historic property in the countryside near Bath with two acres of formal gardens and its own 71 acre park. The hotel is crammed full of antiques and original paintings and the 25 rooms have all been beautifully designed. http://www.hunstretehouse.co.uk/
Google Earth http://earth.google.com. Download the software and try this for yourself. Enter your own home postcode and see what happens. You'll see Parkes if you enter SW3 1PW.
The bbc website isnít a bad place to start if you want to keep up to date with whatís going on in the UK and around the world www.bbc.co.uk
Weíll be posting links to some of our favourite London restaurants here soon, in the meantime here are two good sites which will help you if you're looking for a good meal in the capital - both are based on customer review.
Three popular Markets are Portobello for antiques, vegetables and bric a brac, Camden for furniture, music, new age tat and tattoos, and small, beautiful Borough with its high quality, high priced, food. If you want to browse the others visit: