Melissa Mehta writes:

“When I’m a bit London-ed out and want some space and quiet, I head down to The Victoria near Richmond. It’s a fantastic gastropub with a lovely relaxed and friendly feel. It’s like staying at someone’s house.  I recommend sitting on the sofas near the fire, reading the Sunday papers and having a coffee before going out for a stomp around the nearby Richmond Park.  Despite being only a few miles from downtown, it does feel like being in the countryside.  Watch out for beautiful stags and herds of deer, woodpeckers and those pesky parakeets!

Head back to the Victoria for some wonderful food, prepared by Paul Merrick (from the TV show Economy Gastronomy) and served by Mike Sheldon (award winning waiter) and his fabulous team in the wonderful conservatroy (or their garden – if the weather is good – there’s a great play area for children).  If you’re in need of a real break, I can recommend the lovely rooms upstairs.  I always feel completely re-energised after a weekend at the Victoria.”

What hidden treasures will YOU discover in your new neighborhood once London Relocation Ltd. places you there?