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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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Gin, glorious gin at Rosewood London.

April 20, 2016
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There’s great news for anyone who’s partial to a G&T. If gin is your tipple of choice, Rosewood London could soon be your favourite London hotel. The Gin Bar in their Holborn Dining Room has just opened, and it holds the city’s largest collection of gin. The new bar boasts over 400 gins, and an […]

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Baglioni London revamps their lobby and restaurant.

April 18, 2016
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We can’t resist a makeover. It’s always fun to see how a hotel chooses to reinvent itself, so we can’t wait to see the unveiling of the new lobby and restaurant at Baglioni Hotel London. The hotel has been working diligently on its new look, with all to be revealed in May. The Italian-owned hotel […]

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Shop designer labels from a suite at the Sanderson Hotel.

April 15, 2016
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Getting everything you need without leaving your hotel room is a dream come true for some. An experiment from the Westfield London shopping centre will soon mean there’s no need to brave the busy stores to buy designer clothes. The shopping centre will be putting up an interactive mirror in a suite at the Sanderson […]

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Checking up on London’s latest hotel pop-ups.

April 13, 2016
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We love a good pop-up here at London Hotels Insight. Sure, they might only stick around for a few months at most, but they’re nearly always doing something fun and innovative. Plus, they usually serve food and drink. Most pop-ups start to appear in the summer, when hotels can use their outside spaces to host […]

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Yoga meets boxing at two London hotels.

April 11, 2016
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Some people like to hit things to let off some steam, whereas others prefer to do some deep breathing. Thanks to a new fitness class at two London hotels, you don’t have to choose between the two. YogaBox combines the relaxing discipline of yoga with high-intensity boxing moves. The new workout is now available at both […]

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London hotel conversions: US embassy to luxury hotel.

April 8, 2016
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London is home to over 160 embassies and high commissions. One of them, the US embassy, will soon be moving out – although only out of their current building. The soon to be ex-embassy at Grosvenor Square is to become a 5-star hotel as part of a £1 billion redevelopment. The Grade-II modernist building in […]

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Escape to the country with Baglioni Hotel London.

April 6, 2016
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How can your trip to London be both incredibly Italian and eccentrically English? With Baglioni Hotel London, of course! Their new package lets you escape to the English countryside, with a delightfully Italian twist. You get a luxury Italian car for two days as part of the ‘Italian Drive Escape in the English Countryside‘ package. […]

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London’s best afternoon teas for chocoholics.

April 4, 2016
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With the Easter weekend just gone, we’re still in one of the most chocolatey periods of the year. There’s plenty of Easter chocolate left, but now it’s on sale. If you haven’t reached chocolate overload just yet, have a gander at some of these super-chocolatey afternoon teas… Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tea at One […]

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The Queen turns 90: the best London hotels for celebrating.

April 2, 2016
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As you may know, the Queen has two birthdays. Her actual birthday is on April 21st, while her “official” birthday is celebrated in June. But it’s her real one that’s being celebrated this month, when she turns 90. Obviously, this a pretty big birthday, and there’ll be plenty of celebrations in London and around the […]

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Are free mobile phones the next trend in London’s hotels?

March 29, 2016
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In-room tablets can be found in many hotels around London, for controlling both the room and the entertainment. We might soon see another gadget increasingly available to guests in the form of smartphones. Two hotels have recently launched services offering free smartphones to those that come to stay. The Montcalm Marble Arch and Eccleston Square Hotel […]

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