Back to Cheltenham for the second time in a month
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June 7th, 2008 – by: CosmicTen
I'm not one to stand still though. I've decided not to wait for my mechanic to get a space in his diary and have been under the car to prepare changing a sensor to get it on the road again this week. In the mean time I have been day tripping here and there, a trip to Nottinghill in London several weeks ago negotiating the crowds through the antiques market on Portobello road and twice to Cheltenham to get some writing done.
If you fancy a visit to Cheltenham I can recommend starting around Montpellier Road and The Promenade. You'll find the Circus Wine Bar if you are prepared to dress smart casual, there is also the chain restaurant Ask, chain it might be but the food is usually spot on, plenty of clean ice white linen and it won't empty your wallet. If you're looking to grab a special mountain bike then visit the shop up the side street where High Street meets the Promenade.
With the hot weather at the moment there is usually a summer faire of some kind in the park in the centre and coming up on the 22nd June is the Food and Drink Festival taking place on the park on Montpellier Terrace which should be worth a visit.
Cheltenham is a very subtle place. I've been there loads of times over the last ten years and I always find something new and special. The trick is to check out the lanes and back streets. Cheltenham is small, and it might not have the buzz of somewhere like London, but it does have the culture and people will talk to you.
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