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Instrumental perks at London’s hotels.

by Laura on May 30, 2017

Some people might say that they don’t have a musical bone in their body, but many like a bit of music wherever they go. If it’s making music you enjoy, you can make sure you can do it even when away from home. If you miss your guitar or piano when you’re travelling, you might […]

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Some might say that it’s a bit too early to get the Christmas decorations up. And they would be right. However, I think we can forgive Claridge’s this year for their impressive Christmas tree installation Claridge’s hasn’t gone for the standard Christmas tree for 2016. In fact, they have dedicated a whole room to their tree-inspired […]

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Even London’s oldest and most famous hotels have room for improvement. Claridge’s is the latest to have big plans for new spaces. Claridge’s has submitted a planning application for a huge “iceberg” basement extension which will be five storeys deep? They also want to add two storeys to the top for a roof extension. If […]

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Now that it’s the summer holidays, parents everywhere are looking for fun days out. You’re never too young to enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea, especially when there are menus designed just for the kids. Some London hotels have separate prices for children, and perhaps some kids’ drinks. But others go the whole hog and […]

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If you’re looking for the best afternoon tea in London, a hotel is your best bet, according to this year’s Afternoon Tea Awards. They named a hotel as the winner in each of their four categories at last week’s ceremony. Claridge’s, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Sanderson London and Grosvenor House all took home top […]

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Claridge’s appoints new General Manager.

by Laura on January 9, 2016

Claridge’s is to receive a new General Manager, who will be replacing Thomas Kochs. Kochs, who became GM in 2011, left Claridge’s suddenly a couple of months ago. Paul Jackson will be filling his role. Jackson was previously General Manager at the Mandarin Oriental in Sanya, China. With five years as GM and ten years […]

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NOTE: this post contains a map, pricing info and menu links to some of London’t top afternoon teas, correct on the publication date When visiting London, there are two things that anyone who wants to experience the more refined side of the capital should seek out – a traditional afternoon tea and a West End […]

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For many people, Christmas is all about the food. Turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes and more are all part of Christmas Day. But who wants to spend the whole day slaving over a hot stove? If you don’t fancy putting in all the work to make your Christmas dinner, getting someone else to make it is […]

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London’s hotels get their Christmas trees up!

by Laura on November 26, 2015

Don’t panic, but it’s only just over four weeks until Christmas. Even if you’re not quite ready for it yet, some of London’s hotels are more than ready. They’re already starting to get their Christmas trees up, even though we’re not into December just yet. But since there’s only another week to go, they can […]

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Some hotel groups, like Every Hotels, say hotels don’t need gyms anymore. But others disagree and are ramping up their fitness offering. Health and wellness is big right now and hotels are renewing their spa and fitness offerings to keep up. Here in London, it’s mostly 5-star establishments going gaga for gyms. Why exercise on an […]

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Hotels everywhere have been striving to be more eco-friendly in recent years. They recognise the need to look after our planet and that their guests value it too. But many of their green choices are built into the hotel’s infrastructure. From energy-saving light bulbs to sustainable furniture, they’re all fantastic innovations. And some hotels are […]

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Top 5 London hotel breakfasts.

by Elizabeth Hands on May 6, 2015

The best thing about a hotel stay is the luxury of an indulgent breakfast. While breakfast during the working week may consist of a quick bowl of cereal or a piece of toast on the way out of the door, a hotel breakfast is a completely different affair. You get to enjoy cereal, yoghurt and […]

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Top 10 favourite things to do in London this Easter.

by Elizabeth Hands on March 27, 2015

The first bank holiday weekend of the year is just around the corner, providing the perfect opportunity to discover, and rediscover, what London has to offer. The capital has a whole host of activities, shows and special offers just for Easter weekend. Here are some of LHI’s favourites… Easter activities at The Ritz The Ritz’s […]

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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. […]

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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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Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas: we crunch the numbers!

by Chris Glithero on November 14, 2014

This is your ultimate guide to the best London afternoon teas, based on TripAdvisor data and our unique methodology. We’ve included pricing (as of 31/10/2014) and menu links. For the best afternoon teas, look no further! Filling the vacuum left by the former UK Tea Guild Afternoon tea is a ‘must do’ for London visitors seeking a quintessential part of English […]

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