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My “Meet the Maker” Gin Masterclass at Renaissance St Pancras.

May 27, 2016
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We’ve featured these innovative classes run by St Pancras Renaissance for a while so I thought it was high time to check one out personally. They run them for various reasons: to connect with and promote local businesses, raise awareness of MI + ME, their new casual dining restaurant on the upper concourse, and get […]

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Budget hotels dominate development in London.

May 25, 2016
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It looks like we were on to something when we wrote about London’s budget hotel trend back in 2014. New information has revealed that budget hotels accounted for the majority of new rooms over the last few years. According to the JLL/London and Partners ‘London Hotel Development Monitor‘, more than half of the 18,000 new hotel […]

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Take a closer look at London’s first arts hotel.

May 23, 2016
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Green Rooms, the first London hotel to cater to visiting artists, has launched. Many of London’s hotels support the arts in their own way. Some, like The Corinthia, run artist-in-residence programmes. Others, such as Artist Residence and Andaz Liverpool Street, ask artists to decorate their rooms. However, this is the first time a hotel with […]

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Improve your smartphone snaps at St Pancras Renaissance.

May 20, 2016
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St Pancras Renaissance is continuing their series of masterclasses with some lessons on how to take better photos with your smartphone. Hands up who uses their smartphone as their main camera? Some of us have something more professional, but your phone is always a faithful backup. We can spend all day snapping pics of our […]

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Enjoy a taste of Italy at the fresh new Osteria 60 at Baglioni London.

May 18, 2016
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Baglioni Hotel London recently revamped their lobby space. At the same time, they redesigned their restaurant and launched Osteria 60 this month. The new restaurant reinvents their restaurant space but keeps the essential Italian flavour for which Baglioni is famous. Osteria 60 serves both classic Italian dishes, such as warm spring minestrone, and more contemporary offerings, such […]

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The best floral afternoon teas for Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

May 16, 2016
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London’s hotels love a good excuse to create a special afternoon tea menu. Some events, like the Queen’s 90th birthday, are one-offs. Others, such as the Chelsea Flower Show, come around every year. Traditional afternoon teas are sometimes seen as a bit flowery and feminine, featuring dainty cakes and tiny sandwiches. There’s been a move […]

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Radisson Blu Edwardian introduces their new friend, Edward.

May 13, 2016
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Last year, Aloft London Excel launched a service allowing guests to order room service with emojis. Now Radisson Blu Edwardian has introduced a virtual assistant you can text for help. A dozen Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in the UK, including in London, have introduced their new virtual assistant named Edward. If talking to a human […]

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Investigate the perfect Holmes holiday at Montagu Place.

May 11, 2016
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Sherlock Holmes is one of the best-known literary characters in the world. Along with James Bond, he is one of London’s most celebrated fictional sons. He has been portrayed on film and TV over and over, including the current BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. If you’re a Sherlock Holmes lover, there are plenty of exciting […]

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Discover Shakespeare in London this summer.

May 9, 2016
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2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. April saw lots of festivities to celebrate his works, but there are many more things to see throughout the year. Although he was originally from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare has strong connections to London. The Globe Theatre is one of the best-known places in the city, and […]

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch is London’s latest luxury hotel.

May 6, 2016
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At the beginning of the year, we mentioned some hotels that were expected to open in 2015 and never did. One of them was the former magistrates’ court on Old Street – and it’s now finally open! It took longer than expected but the Courthouse Shoreditch began taking bookings on May 1st 2016. Better late […]

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London’s best cappuccino at Mondrian London.

May 4, 2016
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On a breezy grey Saturday morning I woke up craving a good cappuccino. I immediately thought of Mondrian London where I had previously enjoyed a great breakfast experience. As a frequent visitor to Italy, I always find regular London cappuccinos too milky and not frothy or strong enough (I’m looking at you Starbucks!) and will […]

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Ham Yard’s portable chargers help you stay switched on.

May 2, 2016
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We’ve all been there: you need somewhere to plug in your phone, but someone has already taken the seat by the one available plug socket. Instead of glaring at them hoping they’ll go away, Ham Yard Hotel has a better solution. Their new service allows you to charge your devices in public areas with portable chargers, […]

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3 cosy, rainy-day sanctuaries in London hotels.

April 29, 2016
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It’s a lovely day; the sun is out and you’re skipping down the street with a smile on your face. Until, suddenly, the sky goes grey and it starts to rain. British weather, especially in spring, is unpredictable at the best of times. This year, things seem to be particularly volatile, with no guessing at […]

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More boozy news from London’s hotels.

April 27, 2016
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You can tell it’s nearing summer (sort of) because London’s hotels have more cocktails than you can shake a stick at. If an entire bar dedicated to gin and a Japanese-inspired pop-up don’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other options for you to taste-test. First up, in yet more gin related news, the […]

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More gin shenanigans at St Pancras Renaissance.

April 25, 2016
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It seems that gin is the spirit of the moment at London’s hotels – or maybe it’s a timeless tipple that will never fall out of fashion. In any case, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is having its own gin celebration with a masterclass on the much-loved drink. Throughout May the hotel will run weekly Meet the […]

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Marriott Park Lane launches new summer rooftop bar.

April 22, 2016
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Summer is the season of rooftop pop-ups, and we saw plenty of them last year. The London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is getting a jump on theirs this year, launching it on May 5th. Last year the hotel’s Roofnic bar was a success, so they’re back in 2016 with a new concept. This time, they’re […]

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