Before the age of steam Padstow was a key port, but is now known primarily for tourism and fishing. The town boasts some great restaurants including Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, and Rick Stein's seafood restaurant (and very good fish & chip shop for a more modest outlay).
The Ebrington Arms in Gloucestershire. Nobody knows exactly when The Ebrington Arms was built but most guesses are around 1640. The building was thought to originally be a a large dwelling or farmhouse but the building has spent most of its life as a public house. Whatever its origins it’s definitely always been the hub of village life, set in stunning countryside by the village green of Erbington.
Claridges: London, was founded in 1812 as Mivart's Hotel located in a conventional London terrace house it grew by expanding into neighbouring houses. In 1860 Empress Eugenie made an extended visit and entertained Queen Victoria at the hotel, the reputation of the hotel was confirmed!