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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.

Treat the kids to a London stay this half term.

September 19, 2014
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The kids have been back at school for a couple of weeks now and it may be a strange mixture of a dream come true and a terrible nightmare. It’s great to have them out of your hair, but on the other hand there’s now all sorts of school-related things to worry about. Plus, you […]

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Pop-up theatre to be launched at The May Fair.

September 18, 2014
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Among the London hotels that like to maintain links to the cultural and artistic scene in London is The May Fair. This week they announced a partnership with the Almeida Theatre to create a pop-up theatre experience at the hotel. The theatre’s pop-up play, ‘The Fever’, will be performed in the hotel’s Amber Suite during […]

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Are London hotel cleaners getting a dirty deal?

September 17, 2014
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When guests check into a hotel their most basic expectation is that their room will be clean. Unfortunately it appears that this is not always the case in London at the moment. According to a recent survey by hotel.info, London’s hotels are the second dirtiest out of all the world’s capitals. Only Rio de Janeiro […]

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Hilton’s Conrad brand arrives in London.

September 17, 2014
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Conrad Hotels and Resorts have announced that they are coming to London with the opening of their hotel the Conrad London St James. The group’s first London hotel was formerly the InterContinental London Westminster and is located on Broadway between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The Conrad London St James has 256 rooms and suites […]

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Artist Residence opens but no sign of Zetter’s Uncle Seymour.

September 16, 2014
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Tiny boutique hotel Artist Residence has now opened in Pimlico. The brand already has two other properties in Brighton and Penzance, but the new hotel is their first in London. The brand’s owners Justin Salisbury and Charlotte Newey aren’t strangers to scrutiny, having appeared on several Channel 4 reality programmes, so should be prepared to have […]

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Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square set for hotel boom?

September 15, 2014
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You can’t get much more central than Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.  With theatre, cinema events, the nightlife of Soho and the shopping opportunities of Covent Garden all on the doorstep, it’s a perfect place to stay during a trip to London. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that there are a number of substantial new hotel […]

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Pods and capsules: the rise of London’s budget hotels.

September 12, 2014
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Many of the capital’s new hotel openings recently (as well as upcoming openings) are budget hotels. Some, like Z Hotels and citizenM, already have properties in London, while others, such as German brand Motel One, are just breaking into the London market. But whether they’re a new brand or an established one, it’s clear that […]

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Artist-in-residence schemes at London hotels.

September 11, 2014
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London’s hotels are often keen to foster and support the arts in their many forms. Recently, Brown’s ran its very first art weekend and the Andaz Liverpool Street began its ‘Room with a View‘ project. The Savoy regularly holds literary lunches with high-profile writers, while The Bloomsbury Hotel holds private dinners for The Royal Society of Literature in […]

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Discover Mayfair’s hidden art with tours by Brown’s Hotel.

September 10, 2014
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After hosting their first London Art Weekend in the first week of July this year, Brown’s Hotel are continuing to support their neighbouring galleries with weekly art tours. Every Saturday participants can meet in The Library at the hotel, for a welcome coffee or tea, before embarking on a tour of four Mayfair art galleries. […]

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Hilton opens 10th London DoubleTree.

September 10, 2014
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Hilton has opened their tenth London DoubleTree, thanks to a franchise agreement with Jurys Inn. The 229-bedroom hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment through a multi-million pound investment. An extension will also be added, which will open on October 1st 2014, to add 143 bedrooms, including 66 deluxe rooms and 43 executive rooms. The reinvention of the […]

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Travelodge opens new London Walthamstow hotel.

September 9, 2014
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In recent years, London’s budget hotel market has seen increased competition, with the entrance of new budget brands such as Tune and Citizen M onto the scene. This competition is set to increase further this autumn, when German budget chain Motel One opens its first London property. But the granddaddy of them all, Travelodge, is […]

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Ouch! London hotel prices rise but profits falter.

September 8, 2014
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London hotels aren’t known as low-cost holiday destinations, and recent research suggests that a stay in the capital is becoming even more expensive. According to a survey by hotels.com, hotel prices in London rose by 9% over the first half of 2013, bringing the average price of staying in a hotel room in London to […]

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The significant history in London’s hotels.

September 5, 2014
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“Mr. Woilde, we ’ave come for tew take yew Where felons and criminals dwell: We must ask yew tew leave with us quoietly For this is the Cadogan Hotel.” John Betjeman’s poem, of which the comedy policeman act forms the eighth stanza, imagines Oscar Wilde awaiting his arrest for gross indecency in 1895. That’s one […]

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Dinner with 5-star simplicity at May Fair Kitchen.

September 4, 2014
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The restaurant at the 5-star May Fair, May Fair Kitchen, follows a philosophy of carefully-sourced food and simple recipes based on relationships with quality suppliers. They track their food from farm (or sea) to plate, down to the smallest details such as salt and pepper. I went with a companion there for dinner, where the open kitchen […]

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London hotels harness the power of scent.

September 3, 2014
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When you walk into a hotel, you immediately notice the design, the lighting, the music. You might notice the texture of the furnishings, or the gleam of a polished marble floor. You’ll notice the smiles of the staff at the door or on the front desk. But the one thing you probably won’t notice is […]

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Shangri-La at The Shard opens one of the world’s highest swimming pools.

September 2, 2014
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While the Shangri-La at The Shard has been open for a few months now, they’ve only just got around to opening their infinity pool. It’s a bit late for anyone who was hoping to spend their summer lounging by one of the highest swimming pools in the world, but at least they’ve had London’s other […]

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