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London is a fantastic place for exploring with children. There’s no end of things to do, and many of them are free. But you can’t be out and about all the time, and hotel rooms can be boring for little nippers. Whether it’s a rainy day or you need to entertain the kids while you […]

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The sun is shining, the mercury’s soaring, and tens of thousands of eager tourists are thronging London’s iconic attractions, landmarks and Thames-side walkways. The city’s many boutique hotels meanwhile are hard at work, with staff going that extra mile to make guests’ stays extra special. Here we take a look at some of the latest […]

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Last year, Brown’s Hotel held their inaugural London Art Weekend, giving attendees a special glimpse into Mayfair’s many galleries. The event is back for 2015, once again offering a range of events and experiences. From July 3rd to 5th, the hotel will run free events and VIP experiences, as well as recommending a number of […]

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Dear Santa…6 of the best Christmas gifts from London hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on November 27, 2014

We all want to choose special Christmas gifts for our nearest and dearest. But thinking of new present ideas every year can be tricky. If however you’re going to treat yourself to a Christmas shopping break in London this year, then it couldn’t be simpler. You don’t even have to leave your hotel to get […]

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Artist-in-residence schemes at London hotels.

by Laura on September 11, 2014

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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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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The significant history in London’s hotels.

by Andrea on September 5, 2014

“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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With Wimbledon in full-swing, the Tour de France impending and a cornucopia of other festivals and events taking place in the capital over the coming month, London’s boutique hotel scene is as vibrant as ever. Here we take a look at some of the biggest news to emerge over the past month, and peek ahead […]

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This year, as part of London Art Week, Brown’s Hotel will be leading an event that offers the public over 75 art exhibitions and more than a hundred free talks and tours across 80 galleries and auction houses in Mayfair. London Art Week brings together Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings and Sculpture Week and […]

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Tea and coffee trends at London hotels.

by Andrea on November 11, 2013

Once upon a time, your choices used to be limited.  Some hotel rooms had little sachets of Nescafe, and pots of UHT cream or (even worse) non-dairy creamer.  Plus cheap tea bags and if you were very, very lucky a sachet of instant hot chocolate.  Or else you could order from room service of course… Fast […]

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Best London hotels for beer lovers.

by Andrea on November 8, 2013

Five star hotels always make a virtue of their wine lists. But while I’m very partial to dessert wines or an occasional glass of madeira, my preferred tipple is a pint of beer – and traditionally, hotels and restaurants have rather looked down on barley and hops.  That’s often meant a lacklustre selection of big-multinational […]

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With Valentine’s Day behind us and Easter just round the corner, London’s boutique hotels have been continuing to develop their offerings in a bid to pull in the guests over the coming months. In conjunction with Somerset House’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition the Baglioni London ran its own V for Valentino package.  The package was […]

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London’s oldest hotel Brown’s is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year with a whole collection of events and activities planned.  Kicking off with an extra special promotion, they are offering anyone who books a one night stay in a suite an additional night for just £18.37. That’s right just eighteen pounds and thirty seven pence, we […]

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London hotels in the snow: a photo blog.

by Saloni on January 22, 2013

Last weekend saw significant snowfall across the UK which left many stranded.  Others however got the chance to have some fun on London’s fresh white carpet, including many London hotels.  Below we’ve posted our top 10 photos discovered on Twitter.  They range from ways to release your inner child, wistful views and enticing ideas to […]

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Free WiFi touchdown: the best tweets.

by Rajul on February 22, 2012

London Hotels Insight’s free WiFi touchdown visits are now complete, but we’ll continue to pressurise London hotels that charge extra for WiFi without stating this information clearly upfront before travellers book. During our campaign, we personally visited 14 different free WiFi London hotels and promoted them aggressively on social media.  We took hundreds of photos which are being uploaded onto the […]

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Jingle bells at London hotels.

by Andrea on December 22, 2011

It’s Christmas time.  Time for singing carols, eating too many mince pies and drinking too much mulled wine.  And also time for London hotels to put up Christmas trees. London hotels traditionally vie with each other for the best trees.  Claridges has hired Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz to create a tree that really is ‘glitz to the […]

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