I’ve been a busy bee this week with our travel plans. Norwegian airline had a great New Year’s sale in January and I got some flights to Gatwick, London since they were a bargain. The plan is to hit the road and roam the little towns in the Cotswolds for a week. I’ve been surfing online, talking to friends and made plans in my head but hadn’t gotten round to booking anything yet. I was starting to get slightly stressed about there not being anything decent left for accommodation in April so this week I took the bull by the horns and booked hotels in Cotswolds and London and got us a rental car. Now we’re all organised. Look out Mother England, we’re coming!

B&B UK and Condé Nast Traveller

I usually get all our hotels from Hotels.com since their free Welcome Reward nights are pretty nice. This time I was quite particular in where and what I wanted to book in the Cotswolds and I wasn’t happy with the selection of what was available at Hotels.com. Luckily I  have a great colleague who has lived in England for years and she told me to go to the Bed and Breakfasts UK website which turned out to be excellent. So now we have a small country hotel booked in Bourton-On-The-Water in the heart of the Cotswolds and that will serve as a base camp from where we can then target all the little towns in the area.  My friend also recommended checking out the Condé Nast Traveller guide to the Cotswoldsthey’ve got some great tips for the region.

Notting Hill, yes please!

For a while I was undecided on whether to stay in London at all this time, but in the end I realised it’s a must. So I went ahead and booked us a hotel close to Notting Hill so we can have breakfast in the beautiful coffee shops. Let’s hope the weather is nice so we can grab the bikes and ride around town. As I was making these plans I dug into my old photo folder from our last trip to London and decided to share some pics from Notting Hill, which is by far my favourite area in London.

Have you been to the Cotswolds? Which towns shouldn’t we miss?