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The best London hotels for a wee dram.

by Laura on February 15, 2016

While Burn’s Night might give you a good excuse, it doesn’t need to be a special occasion to enjoy a good glass of whisky. If you’re partial to a wee dram, we’ve got a few top London hotels you should visit… Pullman London St Pancras The Gold Arrow bar and restaurant at the Pullman St […]


Now’s the time when many people are starting to get ready for Christmas, and London is one of the UK’s prime destinations for both shopping for presents and for a festive break. The city’s boutique hotels meanwhile are already experiencing an influx of seasonal visitors, and they are, as ever, preparing in style. Nothing says […]


4 of the best London hotels for seafood.

by Laura on May 13, 2015

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 […]


7 London hotels to learn a new skill for the New Year.

by Elizabeth Hands on January 6, 2015

If your New Year’s resolution is to broaden not just your horizons but your mind, a stay in one of London’s top hotels could be the perfect start to 2015. Several of them offer master classes which will teach you practical skills such as how to make the perfect cocktail or the best roast dinner. […]


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 […]


Bespoke branded products at London hotels.

by Laura on March 21, 2014

It’s not unusual for hotels to have their own restaurants or bars, but how common is it for them to sell (or give away) their own bespoke products? Celebrities do it all the time – perfumes, wine, beer and fashion lines with a celeb’s name on them are endless – but hotel products are slightly […]


As we edge into November and ever closer to Christmas the days are short and the mercury is dropping, but there’s still plenty going on to warm the cockles of London’s many visitors.  Here we take a look at back at what’s been going on in London’s boutique hotel scene in October, and glance forward […]


London hotels get that Friday feeling!

by Saloni on July 15, 2013

Last week the theme of #FriFotos was ‘smiles’ and many London hotels joined in to get their smiley pictures on Twitter.  We’ve just chosen a few of our favourites to share with you… Pictured above are Paloma Faith and Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble, who gave an impromptu performance  at the Booking Office at St Pancras […]


With the summer just round the corner as we’re about to enter May, London’s boutique hotel scene is hotting up for another bumper season and it’s time to take a look at the latest goings on. For many, boutique hotels are a chance to experience luxury within intimate and unique surroundings.  But one London hotel […]


NB: the post below was published in 2013.  We’ve since done a more up-to-date rundown of top 10 London hotel afternoon teas in 2014/15 with up-to-date prices and contact info. It’s that time of year when the annual Tea Guild Awards come round again and we’ve done our usual added-value research from their findings to help you track down […]


Though often invited to sample afternoon teas and cocktails, we were intrigued by the opportunity recently to experience a very unique pairing of premium cheese and whisky at the intimate little Capital Hotel. The occasion was given added spice by the fact that our host was to be Mr Cesar Da Silva, the “Mr Whisky” of […]


Harrods set to open a luxury London hotel.

by Jules on July 16, 2012

Hot on the heels of rumours that Selfridges is planning to open a London hotel comes the news that the owners of Harrods department store will indeed open a chain of hotels.  These luxury hotels will be located in various cities throughout the world including one in London at Chelsea Barracks, just minutes from the famous store itself. […]

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Happy Birthday to… London’s hotels!

by Holly on September 26, 2011

By strange coincidence, it seems that 2011 is the year of the Big Birthday for London’s hotels.  Join in the party at these favourites… Happy 20th to The Halkin This month marks the 20th birthday of The Halkin and it’s celebrating with a series of events showcasing the ‘Home From Home’ ethic that it has always been […]

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The 5 star Capital Hotel is celebrating its 40th!  To mark this anniversary, the luxury townhouse hotel is not only having a facelift; it has also arranged a month of promotions and activities for guests to get involved in. The hotel first opened in May 1971 and is still run by the same family, who […]