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With two bank holidays to enjoy this May, London has seen plenty of visitors ahead of the main summer holiday period, and its boutique hotels have been doing their part to entice tourists from near and far. Here we take a look back at some of the main developments over the past month and look […]


When you attend a party and you’re told BYOB, is it better or worse than having a selection of drinks to choose from when you arrive? If you’d rather take your own choice along and make what you want with it, you might like what the Hotel Café Royal is currently doing in their restaurant. […]

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Nothing says glamour more than two little words: “Penthouse Suite.” And London has some of the most glamorous hotel penthouses anywhere in the world. Here are some of the very finest… Wrap-around views at 45 Park Lane While the interior is undoubtedly stunning, the best feature of the penthouse at 45 Park Lane is the […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – February 2015.

by Chris Glithero on March 1, 2015

The weather’s still chilly and sunny days are some way off, but London’s boutique hotel scene is nonetheless hotting up well. Here we take a look at the latest news from February and look to the month ahead and beyond. Tune Hotels opened their fifth London property at the beginning of the month – the […]


Eau de cocktail at the Hotel Café Royal?

by Laura on February 19, 2015

Taste and scent are irrevocably interlinked, so how food or drink smells can play a big part in its flavour. But hopefully the Hotel Café Royal‘s new range of cocktails, inspired by Givenchy’s new L’atelier collection, don’t taste like you’ve just knocked back a bottle of eau de parfum. The exclusive cocktail range served in […]


Top 10 amazing things to do in London for Christmas 2014.

by Elizabeth Hands on December 4, 2014

London is an incredible city to visit no matter what time of year. But at Christmas the capital is particularly magical, coming alive with twinkly lights, festive window displays and Christmas markets. Here are a few of the very best attractions in London this Christmas: 1. See Harrods’ Christmas window Harrods’ Christmas window is legendary […]


London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

by Chris Glithero on November 28, 2014

As Christmas shoppers from around the UK and beyond descend on Oxford Street and Regent Street in their millions, London’s boutique hotels are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas. Here we take a look at what’s going on at the capital’s boutique hotels and look ahead to some upcoming properties. The Telegraph published a useful […]


Today’s hotel customer is an ever more demanding and tech-savvy creature. Not only are hotels expected to be beautiful, efficient and friendly but they’re also now expected to offer consumers the same wealth of choice they get at home, in a bespoke way and as fast as possible please! In fact, as hotels cater for […]

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London hotels serve up something special for guests.

by Chris Glithero on November 7, 2014

Last week we took a look at the current trend in London towards dessert-centric properties serving up all manner of sweet things to delight visitors. But often you don’t even need to leave your hotel to indulge yourself, as two recent culinary developments in the capital will attest. If decadently classy desserts really are your […]


The popularity of the month-long charity event Movember, held throughout November, has been growing in recent years. Now millions of individuals and businesses put in some effort to help fight testicular cancer for the entire month. The main idea is for men to grow a moustache for the month (if you already have facial hair, you […]


The trend in hotel televisions.

by Andrea on May 21, 2014

Once upon a time, when your hotel critic was still writing with a crayon or a big red pencil, you used to be lucky to get a small television perched on top of the wardrobe. Alas, in some hotels you still are. But increasingly hotels are upping their game to offer much more. For instance, […]


We’re in the middle of the festive season, and around the capital boutique hotels are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their guests’ Christmas’ and New Years are ones to remember.  While the last of the turkey, mulled wine and festive chocolates will soon be done with, there’s plenty to look forward to […]


London to get an Armani Hotel?

by Jules on March 5, 2013

Last year we had a host of new London hotels from Belgraves and the Ampersand to Cafe Royal, ME by Melia and several Tune hotels.  Yet there are still more coming to the city and the latest buzz suggests that we’ll be getting an Armani Hotel located in the famous Admiralty Arch structure. Admirality Arch was built in 1912 […]


Cafe Royal finally re-opens!

by Jules on December 19, 2012

The eagerly-awaited new Cafe Royal 5-star luxury hotel has just opened slap bang on Regent Street.  For shopping lovers locations don’t come much better than this!  Previously a restaurant which counted Winston Churchill, Aubrey Beardsley and Brigitte Bardot as regulars (to name but a few) the Grade I venue which opened in the 1860s used to […]


Top 10 new London hotels in 2012.

by Timea on February 15, 2012

Note: the article below was published in 2012.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of new London hotels in 2013. To say that 2012 is a big year for London is perhaps an understatement. The Olympic Games are of course at the forefront of many people’s minds, but that’s not the only event which will make 2012 a […]