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Introduction to the Counties

Welcome to the Home Counties, Sparkles Style. Surrounding our Great City of London, we have Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Kent, Essex, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex and Hertford. Buckinghamshire, otherwise known as Bucks, borders London to the southeast and is known for its picturesque views. Let’s explore a little deeper into Buckinghamshire.

Sparkles recommends having a good time whilst in the area. Pink Punters is a night club with 650 capacity over three floors, including a chilled attic bar. This is located in Milton Keynes, with a brilliant atmosphere and the bouncers make you feel safe. If you’re looking for a less busy place to have a drink, you can visit Revolution, which is a bright chain bar with a nice food menu. Looking for somewhere to stay whilst in Buckinghamshire? you will find your usual standard hotels, such as Travel-lodge, and the Holiday Inn. If you would like something a bit more up market, you will find the Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes, De Vere Venues, Bell House Crown Plaza in Marlow, and Novotel.

Next we will shine some Sparkles on Berkshire, which is the county southeast of England. Located to the west of London, it is also being known as the Royal County of Berkshire. Famously known for its points of interest such as Windsor Castle, Basildon Park, and Ascot racecourse. The most known nightspots in Berkshire are The Scotch in Goswell Hill, Angels Nightclub in Skimped Hill Lane and Studio 15 which is another night club in Windsor. It is a nightclub with a cocktail lounge and hosts weekly R&B and house music. It has a great crowd.

For somewhere to stay and rest your head whilst in Berkshire, look at areas such as Reading, Windsor, Newbury, Slough, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Ascot, and Wokingham. You will find many fine and luxurious hotels, which come under the Pride of Britain Hotels review.

Kent borders Greater London to the South-east and Surrey.

Points of interest include Leeds Castle, White Cliffs of Dover, Dover castle, and Chartwell. Sparkles recommends Club Chemistry, Bar Fusion, and Time Night Club. Club chemistry in Canterbury gives you different music ranging from chart music to dance, R&B and hip-hop. This over three floors in a large venue. Places, where you can stay, are the Castle bed-and-breakfast Marquis, the Sands Hotel, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Hilton Dartford Bridge and the Hilton in Maidstone.

Essex is a county set just outside the North East of London. In Essex there is Highlands House, Tropical Wings Zoo, Colchester Castle, and Adventure Island in Southend. Essex has become a very glamorous county of recent times. You will find the TV show The Only Way Is Essex is filmed here which engages with areas such as Brentwood, Loughton, and Epping. Essex has some great night spots and lively bars which is Sparkles delight, as they are very glitz and Glam! You will find club 195 in Epping and The Sugar Hut in Brentwood. If you’re looking to splash the cash whilst in Essex look no further than Lakeside which is a large shopping centre with all the High Street stores and some classy expensive places to spend your money. You will find many boutiques dotted around Essex to find some unique gifts and personal shopping. Looking for five-star luxury while staying in Essex? Look no further than the Radisson Blue Hotel at London Stansted Airport, Crown Plaza Resort in Colchester, Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel, Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, and Meridian Apartments which are situated in Southend-On-Sea.

Middlesex, set west of Greater London and north of the River Thames. Top hotels in Middlesex are Crown Plaza Heathrow, Hilton London Syon Park, Novatel London Brentford, Doubletree by Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Park grand London Heathrow. For fun packed day out look no further than Twickenham Stadium- which is the home stadium of English Rugby Union,

Middlesex University home to lots of students and they are always looking for things to do. You find the Royal Air Force Museum of London which is very close to Middlesex University, there is also Wembley Stadium tours, Hampstead Heath, and Kenwood House.

Surrey borders Greater London and in Surrey there is Brooklyn’s Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Thorpe park and Hatchlands Park. Sparkles recommends Rubiks nightclub in Stag Hill, McCluskeys nightclub on the Riverside Thames Street, and Tru nightclub. Luxury accomodation whilst in Surrey is Coworth Park Hotel which is a luxury five-star country hotel near Ascot. This is part of the Dorchester Collection. Also there is Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge. This has an iconic deco inspired interior and exterior and the world’s most successful Historic motor racing track running through its reception. Its bespoke artwork collection for the most dedicated of collectors.

What can Sparkles tell you about Sussex more than home to a great University? Sussex is from the old English self-Saxons and is a historic county in south-east of England, just one hour from London. Here at Sparkles we recommend the romantic settings of hotels in West Sussex. You will find South Lodge, an exclusive Hotel in Lower Beeding, Four Seasons in Hampshire, Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead .

West Sussex is like a scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Here at Sparkles we particularly like the Crab and Lobster in West Sussex and there are four attractive bedrooms upstairs plus a delightful two-bedroom self-catering cottage next door, to rent. A room is from £160 a night and you will find this very luxurious.

Hertfordshire is a county in southern England, bordering Bedfordshire to North Cambridgeshire. Sparkles recommends once in Hertfordshire, try the Paradise Wildlife Park, St Albans Cathedral, and Knebworth House. Add a little Sparkle to the hotels in Hertfordshire and you will find in the Boutique Hotel Guide, Handbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club. According to OpenTable.co.uk the top 10 diner’s choice was eating in Hertfordshire are the Prime steak and Grill in St Albans, On The Green in Stevenage, and The Old Manner in Potters Bar.

Hope you enjoyed our Sparkles guide to the Home Counties and you enjoy your pleasurable visit. Please leave us a message and a review of how you find your appointment(s).