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The deal: as a London Hotels Insight insider you’ll get the Tune “comfort package” included – with TV, 24 hours of WiFi, towel & toiletry rental, room safe and hairdryer.
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The deal: as a London Hotels Insight insider you’ll receive a complimentary welcome cocktail from Brunello Lounge as well as free WiFi throughout your stay in this stylish Italian luxury gem of a hotel – don’t miss aperitivo time!
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The deal: as an LHI insider you’ll get a free bottle of champagne in your room on arrival as well as a free English breakfast for two (minimum 2 night stay). Free WiFi is already standard and don’t forget to stay for afternoon tea!
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The deal: as a London Hotels Insight insider you’ll get several extras at this gorgeously discreet gem (read about the hotel’s service philosophy here) round the corner from Harrods. You’ll love the complimentary cream tea!

London Hotels Insight provides up-to-date, independent advice for your perfect stay in London. We research guest feedback, meet management and identify hotels at the top of their game.

The Berkeley laces afternoon tea with Jimmy Choo inspiration.

September 1, 2014
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London’s luxury hotels are among the best places in the world to experience a truly delectable afternoon tea. Shoe shopping in Knightsbridge meanwhile is a popular pursuit among the well-heeled visitors who peruse the hallowed isles of Harrods and Harvey Nichols. In October you’ll be able to combine both passions, with the Knightsbridge-based Berkeley Hotel’s […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – August 2014.

August 29, 2014
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September’s upon us, but there’s still time to enjoy what remains of the summer by booking a stay at one of London’s world-class boutique hotels. As for the hotels themselves, they continue to innovate their offerings to keep visitors interested. Here we take a look at the most significant goings-on in London’s boutique hotel scene […]

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Dukes turn afternoon tea boozy with their new G & Tea.

August 28, 2014
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If you thought afternoon tea couldn’t get any more British, think again. Dukes St James London have doubled up on Britishness, by combining the traditional meal with another great British tradition – gin and tonic. Based around a new Beefeater gin infused with black tea, their new ‘G & Tea’ menu takes the trend of tea-infused […]

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Cocktails in the peaceful sanctuary of One Aldwych.

August 27, 2014
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After a recent night at the theatre, a friend and I ducked into the lobby bar at One Aldwych. With its timeless modern design, it was a welcome refuge after fighting through the crowds around the Strand and we were able to take a seat right away, even without reservations. The service at One Aldwych never […]

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The changing hotel map of London: a history and a forecast.

August 26, 2014
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Once upon a time, if you wanted to stay in a decent hotel in London, you had one choice: the West End. Back in the early 1980s, there was practically nothing in the City (the Great Eastern was really showing its age, before being refurbished in 1996), nothing at all in the East End or […]

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Get your five a day the fun way at Sofitel St James.

August 25, 2014
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London’s hotels are often a prime place to see exclusive exhibitions and art displays, and soon guests at the Sofitel London St James will be able to see a new exhibition centred around a perhaps unlikely subject…vegetables. Patrick Laroche’s ‘Vegetables’ collection of sculptures takes a unique look at what could otherwise be seen as a […]

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How to eat healthily in London hotels.

August 22, 2014
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I love my job when I’m hotel reviewing – but I dread looking at the scales when I get back home! Eating healthily in hotels is difficult – the portions are often so large, sauces are full of dairy fat and it’s often surprisingly difficult to get hold of simple things like fresh fruit and […]

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Are “minimum spend” rules unreasonable?

August 21, 2014
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The controversy of minimum spends in London hotel bars and dining establishments doesn’t seem to be ending. It all began when a businessman reported having to spend £75 on three bottles of water, due to a £25 per person minimum spend at The Wellesley. The hotel implements the rule on their cigar terrace after 4pm. […]

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The Beaumont opens booking for an October opening.

August 20, 2014
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This autumn is looking to be a busy time for new openings on London’s hotel scene. With The Mondrian taking bookings for their September 30th opening and the Hoxton Holborn readying themselves for a ‘late summer’ opening, The Beaumont is now taking bookings for the autumn too. We’ve already had a glimpse of The Beaumont, […]

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Afternoon tea with an Italian flavour at the Baglioni Hotel London.

August 19, 2014
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The Italian-owned Baglioni Hotel London do everything with a Mediterranean touch, and their afternoon tea is no exception. I recently went to check out how the Italian backbone of the hotel influences their menu, and even took an Italian friend along to verify its authenticity. On arrival, we were seated inside with a view over the Bellavista Terrace, […]

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Grosvenor House sale is imminent amidst controversy.

August 18, 2014
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According to a report by DNA India, an agreement has been made with a ‘foreign party’ to sell London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, along with the New York Plaza and the Dream Hotel in Manhattan. Jailed Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy put the hotels up for sale recently, in order to fund the $1.6 billion bail […]

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International influences in London hotels.

August 15, 2014
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Think London, and many think of bobbies on the beat, guardsmen in their bearskins and red tunics, red phone boxes (not as many as there used to be), red buses and black taxis. Very English. Add the curious ceremony of afternoon tea, the full English breakfast and a good slice of roast beef with horseradish, and […]

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The Montcalm gets futuristic with Google Glass for its staff.

August 14, 2014
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There’s been much talk about Google Glass recently, as the next level in personal technology. Marketed as a hands-free alternative to smart phones and tablets, Google Glass became available in the UK in June 2014. Although it’s still in prototype stage, The Montcalm London Marble Arch is kitting their staff out with this high-tech piece of gadgetry. […]

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Free tickets to V&A exhibitions with Baglioni Hotel London.

August 13, 2014
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The beautiful Baglioni Hotel London is offering a brilliant deal for history, art and fashion lovers. When you book a stay at the hotel with the Victoria and Albert package, you receive complimentary tickets for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Having previously offered tickets to ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014′ between […]

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Another “budget chic” hotel brand comes to London.

August 12, 2014
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If there’s one sector of the hotel industry that’s experiencing a growth in London, it’s budget hotels that refuse to compromise on style and location. We’ve had citizenM, Qbic and Z Hotels in recent years, and now German-owned Motel One is coming to the capital. The brand has 42 hotels across 19 German cities, including Berlin […]

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Suites and sweeping: a tale of two hotel industries.

August 11, 2014
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Recently we reported that London is currently the most expensive city in Europe to spend a night in a hotel. New research has revealed that the capital is the most expensive city in the entire world to stay in a hotel suite. According to a report by Wetherell, the average London hotel suite now costs […]

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