Escape London takes locals and tourists beyond the chaos and noise of London to places of retreat within easy reach of the city. It highlights the destinations that have become iconic escapes, the places that offer adventure, culture and culinary delights, as well as historic attractions and chocolate-box villages. Chapters include the following (together with a few examples for each) Culture & Heritage Hastings, Arundel, Cookham Gardens & Greenery Sissinghurst, Rye, Lewes, Henley-on-Thames Gastronomy & Luxury Mersea Island, Whitstable, Goodwood, Cowarth Park Family Friendly Chislehurst Caves, Margate, Hampton Court, Great Missenden Cool & Quirky Brighton, Hythe, Southend-on Sea
YOLANDA ZAPPATERRA is a London-based writer and editor who has lived in London for more than 30 years. As deputy editor on Time Out's Great Days Out from London, and a contributing editor to numerous guidebooks about Britain, including Weekend Breaks from London and Britain: Perfect Places, she has covered (and written about) England's south-east region extensively.