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LINKS

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 info@parkeshotel.com and as long as it's appropriate weíll post it.
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HOTELS

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.

Paris
Hotel Bucci http://www.buccihotel.com/en/visit.htm
Victoria Palace http://www.victoriapalace.com/uk/accueil.php

New York
City Club http://www.cityclubhotel.com/new/start.html

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

Montreal
Hotel Place D'Armes http://www.hotelplacedarmes.com/en/index.asp

South of France

La Reserve http://www.reservebeaulieu.com/uk/navigation.htm

Scotland

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/

Serviced Apartments

www.sloaneapartments.com
www.findalondonapartment.com



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USEFUL WEBSITES

Amazon www.amazon.co.uk
Apple www.apple.com
Yahoo www.yahoo.com
Google www.google.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.

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NEWS

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

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RESTAURANTS

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.

Squaremeal http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/
London Eating http://www.london-eating.co.uk/

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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

This is quite basic but gives you all the key details for Londonís major museums and galleries.

http://www.afn.org/}alplatt/lonmusem.html

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GUIDE BOOKS

Parkes is listed with all sorts of guides, including the four youíll find listed here. If youíre looking for luxury properties elsewhere then this would be good place to begin your search.

Karen Browns www.karenbrown.com
Best Loved Hotels http://www.bestloved.com/
Sawdays www.specialplacestostay.com
Signpost www.signpost.co.uk
Eclectic Traveller www.eclectictraveller.com & www.eclectictraveller.co.uk

Parkes Hotel wins Luxury London Hotel award:



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SHOPPING IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE

On nearby Sloane Street youíll see more Bentleyís, Ferraris and luxury brands than anyone except Paris Hilton www.imdb.com/name/nm0385296/ could ever dream of. The Street Sensation website will let you take a virtual stroll. http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/knights/kn_intro.htm
Our two local cathedrals to consumerism are Harrods
http://www.harrods.com/Cultures/en-GB/homepageindex.htm and
Harvey Nicholls http://www.harveynichols.com/output/Page143.asp
If you fancy seeing London's other great department store you have to visit Oxford Street and check out Selfridges http://www.selfridges.com/index.cfm?page=1012 . That way you could see where you stand on one of the questions which divide Londoners: Harrods, Selfridges or Harvey Nicks?

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LONDON MARKETS

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:

http://www.londontourist.org/markets.html

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GETTING ABOUT

If you're intending to travel by tube or the bus you should visit the Transport for London website wher you can plan your route with their excellent Journey Planner

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/


WEBSITE DESIGN

Paul Baillie and the team at mi-site built the Parkes Hotel site. With mi-site you can run your own website from wherever you are in the world. www.mi-site.com

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