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24 hours in Newcastle: a cheap cultural mini-break with Tune Hotels.

May 28, 2015
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As a born and bred Londoner, I’m ashamed to say I’d never before visited the UK’s North-East. So I jumped at the invitation from Tune to spend a night in their recently-opened Newcastle hotel. Taking the direct train from Kings Cross (my advance ticket cost only £40), I was impressed by the ease and comfort […]

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Baglioni Hotels reinvents the most important meal of the day.

May 27, 2015
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, if everyone’s mother is to be believed. And a hotel breakfast is a special treat that allows us to indulge in a way that we don’t at home. If you’re a hotel breakfast connoisseur, Baglioni Hotels’ new breakfast concept will have you drooling. Their new Breakfast […]

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Pullman London St Pancras unveils Art Rooms.

May 26, 2015
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Hotels across London celebrate art, both local and international, in many different ways. At the Pullman London St Pancras, you can now stay in one of their ‘Art Rooms’, which will be unveiled one by one throughout the year. Each of their rooms is designed on a theme by a contemporary artist, from French photographers […]

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Sing your heart out at Ham Yard and Soho Hotels.

May 25, 2015
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Karaoke might not be everybody’s idea of relaxing evening entertainment, but one hotel group has decided that it’s perfect for two of its London hotels. Firmdale Hotels has recently introduced karaoke to the Soho Hotel and its newest London property, the Ham Yard Hotel. But this isn’t quite ordinary karaoke, as it comes with a cool […]

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Celebrate the royal baby with these 4 London hotel offers.

May 22, 2015
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Love them or not, the royal family are certainly a draw for tourism to the UK, and especially to London. With the arrival of the new princess, it looks like the capital should expect a boom. If the royal baby has inspired you to visit, try one of these hotel packages and offers… A Royal […]

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St Martins Lane stays up to date with sleek renovation.

May 21, 2015
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There seems to have been a flurry of renovations recently, whether it’s hotels starting them or finishing them. The latest to join the lineup is St Martins Lane, who have upgraded both their guest rooms and public spaces. The redesign of the public areas includes a new drinking & dining venue, the cocktail lounge Blind […]

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Top 4 Chelsea Flower Show afternoon teas at London hotels.

May 20, 2015
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has arrived, and there can be no better way to celebrate than with a flowery afternoon tea. Whether you’re visiting the show or not, get in on the horticultural action with one of these delicious menus at some of London’s top hotels… The Royal Horseguards The Royal Horseguards’ Floral Afternoon […]

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Quick! 3 London hotels for last minute spring bank holiday escapes.

May 19, 2015
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The spring bank holiday is nearly upon us, but don’t worry if you’ve left it down to the wire to make plans. You can still snatch up a last minute hotel stay, whether you’re after a single escape, romantic getaway or family excursion. Try some of these great places to stay… St Pancras Renaissance There’s […]

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Jog on: join a running group at these 4 London hotels.

May 18, 2015
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If you like to keep fit even when you’re away, there are plenty of London hotels with gyms, fitness suites and pools. But the gym can get a little lonely, especially if you’re somewhere new. For anyone who prefers a more social workout, check out these London hotels with running clubs… The Rembrandt Anyone who […]

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Explore East London with Tune Hotels.

May 15, 2015
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There are lots of options for getting around London. You can take the tube, hail a black cab, hop on the bus or hire a Boris Bike. But one of the best ways to see the city has to be on your own two legs. Walking is not only great exercise, it’s also a fabulous […]

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Is the Novotel Blackfriars London’s greenest hotel?

May 14, 2015
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The need to make changes to the way we interact with the planet is becoming ever more apparent. So hospitality businesses which can demonstrate their commitment to green issues can not only help to make a difference but also earn extra interest from environmentally conscious visitors. It appears that the Novotel London Blackfriars is ahead […]

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4 of the best London hotels for seafood.

May 13, 2015
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Seafood is just perfect for the spring and summer months. Fresh flavours and light meals are ideal for perking us up after all the comfort food we gorged on over winter. And since we’re an island nation, we have plenty of fresh fish to enjoy. But we don’t eat enough of it and a lot […]

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Two new US-style hotels for East London.

May 12, 2015
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Two new hotels in East London have gained approval for development in the last couple of weeks. The first is from the man behind celebrity hangout Chiltern Firehouse and will open in King’s Cross. Meanwhile the second will be in Stratford’s East Village, the site of the Athletes’ Village during the Olympics. The King’s Cross hotel […]

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The Connaught chills out with free meditation.

May 11, 2015
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London is a sprawling city encompassing millions of people and crammed full of stimuli, from blaring advertisements, crowds and constant traffic to the intellectual stimulation of museums and art galleries. Sometimes it can all get a bit much, and for visitors and Londoners alike, sometimes the sanest thing to do is to slow down, relax […]

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3 London hotels which grow their own veg.

May 8, 2015
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Many of the chefs and management teams at London’s hotel restaurants place great emphasis on locally-sourced products. And what could be more local than produce from the hotel’s very own garden? If you want to eat at a hotel restaurant where they grow their own, you have several choices, including luxury brands and budget boutiques. […]

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Thistle Express Hotels launches in 2016.

May 7, 2015
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The hotel group glh has been very busy recently. Not long after launching their Every and Amba brands, they have announced a new concept, Thistle Express. These budget hotels will arrive in London in 2016, focusing on “the practical features that matter most to the savvy, value conscious traveller”. The factors they have identified as […]

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