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An indoor pool and a spa will make stopovers a pleasure for travelers staying at Radisson Blue Hotel London Stansted Airport.
The Radisson Blue Hotel London Stansted Airport proves that not all airport hotels are boring. Choose from rooms that have urban, ocean and chili décor themes. Rooms are appointed with mini-bars, laptop size safes, and coffee and tea service. Upgrade to a business class room to get slippers and bathrobes.
Resort ambiance meet airport hotel functionality with free access to Pace Health Club, Indulgence Spa and late check-outs.
Indulge in pasta at Filini or steaks at the New York Grill Bar. Start your day off with the Super Breakfast Buffet, and end it with a nightcap at Angel’s Wine Bar, where you can watch angels remove a bottle of wine from the titular glass tower.
The Stansted Airport is 500 metres away. For entertainment visit Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village (5 miles). Get retail therapy at Freeport Outlet Village (19 miles).
Braintree District Museum takes the visitor on a journey through the past of the town. Starting with the earliest findings in the area which date back to the Bronze Age it displays items of daily use. A special section of the museum is dedicated to the textile industry which was a main issue for the development of the town. The museum is located in a Victorian schoolhouse and one room has stayed completedly furnished as a period classroom. A statue of one of the most famous sons of the town, the naturalist John Ray, can be seen in the old schoolyard in front of the main entrance to the museum. The museum offers a gift shop, toilets and a cafe and disabled facilities. For temporary exhibitions and events please refer to website. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Parking available (fee)
Hidden behind the doors of an unpretentious bungalow lies what was once one of Britain's best kept secrets. Built in 1952 with 40.000 tons of concrete, 100 feet below, lies the bunker that was built with the purpose to give shelter to a devolved central government and military commanders if the UK would have been attacked and nuclear war broken out. The bunker consists of a maze of rooms that offered enough space to house 600 people, with own water supply and electricity generators. There is also a civilian operations room for Ministers or even the Prime Minister to organise survival measures following a nuclear attack, a scientists' centre, military operations command centre to organize retaliation, canteen, 5 dormitories, a sick bay and a BBC Studio. Visitors can take an audio tour through the bunker which was built under such secrecy that not even its neighbours knew about its existence. There are free parking facilities, a gift shop, refreshments and toilets. Please note that due to its design and purpose of the bunker there are no lifts and the three storeys are only accessible via stairs. It is recommended to wear flat shoes. Opening times : Summer Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (last entry) Weekend and holidays 10am to 5 pm (last entry) Winter Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4 pm
King's College Chapel is, as the name implies, the chapel of King's College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. All the colleges have chapels, but this one is world famous as a crowning example of the English Gothic perpendicular style. Begun in 1441 at the instigation of Henry VI, it was not completed until 1531, by which time the technology and vision came together to create the intricate fan vault, the largest of its kind in the world. The chapel is also famous for its original 16th century stained glass. The physical setting of the chapel, on the lawns of the college beside the Cam, adds to its beauty. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, led by the chapel choir, is broadcast world-wide on Christmas Eve. Entrance fees are £4.50 for adults, £3 for children and concessions. Free entry to local residents and members of the university who can also take in two guests. An audio tour is £2. Main entrance is through the north porch but there is a ramp for wheelchair users at the south porch. Opening hours are complicated and affected by recordings and recitals. The website has a full page of opening hours through the year, so best check first. The Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is open to anyone, but tickets are not sold in advance, it's first come, first served. This means you have to be in the queue before 9.30am, you are let into the Chapel at 1.30pm and the service begins at 3pm.
Trinity College is the largest and one of the most prestigious colleges in Cambridge. It was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII and the majority of its buildings date back from the 16th and 17th century. More than thirty Nobel Prize winners attended Trinity College, as have a number of British Prime Ministers and royalty such as King Edward VII, King George VI and Prince Charles. The College is open to visitors from 10am to 5pm and an admission charge applies from March to November.
White Hart Lane Stadium is home to the North London football club Tottenham Hotspurs. The Club has been playing in this location since 1899, when it was a nursery belonging to the White Hart Lane pub. Since then a proper stadium has been built, the original having been designed by football ground designer Archibald Leitch and redeveloped several times since. The stadium as it is today has the capacity for up to 36240 spectators and two Jumbotron screens. Visitors are able to take a peep behind the scenes during a stadium tour which leads through the boardroom, dressing room, Directors box and trophy room before finally going through the tunnel up on the turf. Tours for groups of up to 25 people are held on non-match Saturdays between 11am and 1pm. Nearest tube : Seven Sisters (Victoria Line), from there on various bus lines or a walk of about 20 minutes