The Artichoke restaurant, Amersham

The Artichoke restaurant, Amersham

Our favourite local restaurant for special occasions is the Artichoke, situated in Old Amersham. Going into the old town feels like a special occasion in itself with its half-timbered boutique shops and centuries old coaching inns but add some spectacular cuisine into the equation and you’ve got something very special indeed. By a quirk of history Amersham nestles in idyllic Chiltern countryside while still being on the London Underground, at the very end of the Metropolitan Line.

Cafe in the Park, Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Cafe in the Park, Rickmansworth Aquadrome

The Aquadrome in Rickmansworth is a landscaped series of lakes on the Herts-London border, featuring waterside and woodland paths, a family friendly cafe, playground, recreation space and nature reserve. A highlight to any visit to the Aquadrome is Cafe in the Park, the popular cafe at the heart of the area, providing delicious meals sourced from free range, locally sourced ingredients.