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Our lazy Sunday afternoon tea at London Bridge Hotel.

June 27, 2016
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The Quarter Bar at London Bridge Hotel, under the stewardship of head barman Carlo Pallone, is one of our under-the-radar favourite London hotel bars. So it made sense to return to the same venue to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon tea savouring sweet treats and fine sandwiches. Our experience started with a request to choose […]

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London hotel bars beat others to the punch in Time Out’s awards.

June 24, 2016
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This year’s Time Out Bar Awards have revealed that London’s hotels still have some of the best bars around. Four of the seven categories had winners and runners-up from hotels. The London Edition’s Punch Room took home the top prize for both Bar of the Year and Most Stylish Bar. The Connaught Bar at The […]

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Another floating hotel sets sail for London.

June 22, 2016
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If you fancy a stay on the high seas (river or canal) in London, you currently have a couple of options. There’s the Sunborn London, and Bert’s Barges. In September, London will get another hotel in the form of the Good Hotel Amsterdam, soon to be the Good Hotel London. The hotel is currently moored […]

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Could your pretty pooch win you a London hotel stay?

June 20, 2016
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Have you got a Dalmatian? If you do, and it’s particularly good-looking, you could be lucky winner of a grand prize. If you don’t have one, it may be time to consider begging, borrowing or stealing one (London Hotels Insight does not condone stealing Dalmatians, or indeed any other type of dog). 2016 marks the […]

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Hard Rock Hotel London to make some noise in summer 2018.

June 17, 2016
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London’s Hard Rock Cafe first opened 45 years ago this week. In might surprise you then to learn that it won’t be until 2018 that the city will get its very first Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock Hotel London will be hosting live music events from local and international acts while celebrating the city’s musical […]

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Become an urban sketch master at St Pancras Renaissance.

June 15, 2016
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Since March, we have been covering the series of masterclasses at St Pancras Renaissance. July’s classes are all about urban sketching. There’s a new class available each month, and they’re run weekly. The best part is that they’re completely free and you just have to book ahead. We even sent our blogger Rajul to try […]

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Hilton London Bankside is abuzz with designer beehives.

June 13, 2016
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Urban beekeeping has been growing in London for the last several years. A number of London hotels already keep bees, such as St Ermin’s Hotel. Hilton London Bankside has now joined the club and they’ve put extra effort into designing their beehives. The hotel has worked with jewellery designer Alex Monroe to provide designer digs […]

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The Queen’s 90th part 2: how to celebrate the official one.

June 10, 2016
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The Queen had her actual birthday in April, when we suggested some fun ways to celebrate. But June 11th is her “official” 90th birthday, and there’s even more going on. You can still take advantage of some of the things that began in April, such as The Berkeley’s royal afternoon tea masterclass. Some packages and […]

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London Pride: where to stay for the 2016 festival.

June 8, 2016
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The Pride London Festival was first held ten years ago, and it’s back again for 2016. If you’re planning on joining in with the festivities, you’ll need somewhere to stay if you haven’t already booked. The festival starts on June 10th, but you’ve got more than two weeks until the main weekend, from the 25th […]

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Enjoy a jaunt to a London brewery or distillery & nearby hotels.

June 6, 2016
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Since gin is having its moment in the spotlight, it seems only sensible that you find out how it’s made. London has several distilleries that offer tours, and if beer is more your thing, there are brewery tours available too. In fact, whether you like gin, whisky, beer or vodka, you can learn more about […]

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Sleep among the lions at ZSL London Zoo.

June 3, 2016
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How would you like to sleep surrounded by lions and other animals? Would you feel better about it if the animals were a safe distance away? Occasionally, an opportunity to sleep somewhere a little unusual comes up in London. There was A Room for London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and you can stay in Antony Gormley’s […]

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Gin madness: London to get a gin hotel.

June 1, 2016
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Ok, we get it. Everybody likes gin. It’s the drink of the moment, and you’re not trendy if you don’t like it. But does London really need a gin hotel? London has been going crazy for gin this year, and many hotels have been getting in on the action. They’ve been teaching people how to […]

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Make the most of summer in London with these 3 hotels.

May 31, 2016
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With a few more sunny days finally making an appearance, we’re surely not far from summer. London is a wonderful city in the summertime, and you don’t want to miss it. There’s so much going on during the (hopefully) sunny season, from festivals to pop-up bars. As well as things to do, lots of London’s […]

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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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