Trotting on a horse at Ross Nye Stables

Having watched Black Beauty, Spirit or the more recent Secretariat would have evoked the desire to ride or at least own a horse in anybody’s mind. This is among one of the key reasons that the Ross Nye Stables in London is so popular. If you think that this secret yearning is only for kids or you’re way too old now to learn to ride a horse, you are sadly mistaken. The riders at the Ross Nye Stables are a healthy mix of both children and adults.

Located in Bathurst Mews, these famed stables established in 1965 are alongside the famed ‘Rotten Row’ in Hyde Park, making it the picture perfect place for riding. It also offers lessons and courses in stable management, a chance to attend famous horsey events, main social events that include horse riding and also instructions on riding. However children under 6 cannot be enrolled in any of the programmes.
Ridings is not possible on Mondays at the Ross Nye, stables are open every other day of the week. Weekend timings are 9am to 5pm while weekday timings require the early birds to wake up a little earlier as it is from 7am to 6pm. The stables also give you the opportunity to escape the intense summer heat of London while still enjoying your favourite activity. Head over to Surrey and enjoy a week’s stay at the Nye farm where Pony camp begins. The break also lets you enjoy the countryside and enjoy activities like cross country riding and sleeping under the stars.

Pony Club also lets your young ones learn things like taking care of horses, taking responsibility for someone else, becoming team players and many other important skills, which will all help them pass the Pony Club Achievements Tests.

If you are her on a short vacation then you could still come for some riding lessons. There are many 4 star UK hotels in London within commuting distance from the stables. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK has many hospitality establishments in London. It also offers a considerable number of UK hotel specials offers.

The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter – A piece of extravagant history

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, England has been considered one of the best places producing jewellery of exceptional standard and quality for many centuries. It is also the largest collection of jewellery trade related shops congregated in one particular place in the whole of Europe.
The origins of the Quarter were on a far less grand scale; however it didn’t take long for the jewelers of Birmingham to catch up on skill, quality and finish in their jewellery. With the Industrial Revolution, the quarter also came to be known as an industrial development zone, as workers and skilled craftsmen of various industries such as toys and pens, showcased their talent and their determination to overcome difficult times.

With the large crowd of craftsmen and their families working from workshops attached to their homes, the need for other urban facilities in the area grew. Through this incentive, the impressive buildings and facilities were created.
Today, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter is a flourishing business place, turning out stunning jewellery fit for royal palaces. It is only since the 70’s that the Quarter opened itself to include retail outlets in order to sell the merchandise. The Quarter is also home to the largest Assay Office in the world that hallmarks close to 12 million pieces each year.
The Quarter has become an urban village hub, modern yet still retaining the elusive aura of a bygone era. The buildings, catacombs and public art displays in the area are an additional tourist attraction for those visitors who travel here each year in order to purchase a stunning creation of the Birmingham Quarter.

Not only do the many jewellery shops produce classic designs, but there are also handcrafted pieces, historical designs, and even designs commissioned by the buyers too. Not only will you be able to purchase top of the range jewellery but also watches and clocks.
Visitors looking out for 4 star UK hotels should make sure to look around for UK hotel specials available from hotels all across the UK. These specials will ensure that you receive great value for money and a comfortable and memorable stay. The Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK would be an excellent selection for the discerning visitor.


Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.