Where’s the best place to read?


I’m pretty sure I found it for 2 days this month at the Russ Hill Hotel in Surrey. It’s not an amazing hotel but it’s nice and cheap for when you need a quiet break from the city (eerily quiet?). The staff are sweetly eager to please and the food is greasy enough to be over-indulgent (which of course you will want after a refreshing country walk) but the Viscount Lounge with this Dali-esque couch is by far the highlight. I often find myself daydreaming at work wishing I was back there with a good book.

I read Water for Elephants in two lovely days on that couch!