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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 […]


The Connaught chills out with free meditation.

by Chris Glithero on May 11, 2015

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 […]


Cheers! 5 of the best London hotels for wine lovers.

by Elizabeth Hands on April 3, 2015

The wine enthusiast is spoilt for choice when it comes to a London stay. The city’s hotels offer some of the biggest and best wine lists in the world, chosen by some of the most talented sommeliers you’re ever likely to meet. Here’s the LHI pick of where to stay in London to enjoy the […]


Excitement is building about the newest Bond movie – Spectre. Due for release in October 2015, details about the plot have already leaked out. And one thing is clear: yet again London will be one of the filming locations. So to follow in the footsteps of Bond, where in the capital should you go? Here’s our guide […]

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With Christmas fast approaching, I just can’t stop thinking about food. Turkey, roast potatoes, ham, stuffing, carrots, chocolate cake, gingerbread…I can’t wait to spend several days doing nothing but eat. It doesn’t help that there are so many cookery programmes on TV and many of them featuring Michelin-starred restaurants in 5-star hotels. Although there are […]


Top 5 London hotels for your New Year’s Resolutions.

by Elizabeth Hands on January 2, 2014

Every year, we make all sorts of New Year’s resolutions. But there’s one that’s always on the list, to be fitter and healthier for at least the next 12 months. Sadly, our resolve rarely lasts longer than our annual New Year’s Day walk.  But many of London’s hotels are offering stays and packages which just […]

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My favourite London hotel by @aladyinlondon.

by Saloni on April 15, 2013

Today we’ve invited Julie Falconer, owner of A Lady in London, to share her favourite London hotel with us. I have been obsessed with The Connaught ever since I moved to London. I first noticed it five years ago while trying to navigate my way through Mayfair from Grosvenor Square to Berkeley Square.  On the […]


Budget backpackers, business travellers and luxury seekers are all catered for in the UK capital, with something to suit all tastes, particularly with new London hotels springing up all the time.  But average prices are perceived as high due to the consistent year-long demand and visitors often complain about the expense of a typical London hotel […]


The Barclays and London hotels: what next?

by Andrea on November 28, 2011

The credit crunch is bad news for some but good news for others.  The Barclay brothers are among those who have turned others’ distress to their advantage, buying up luxury hotels and becoming the owners of some prime assets in the London market. Their roots in the trade go back to the 1970s when they […]


Will Maybourne Hotels start charging for WiFi?

by Holly on November 9, 2011

Will it affect our campaign for free WiFi that the Maybourne Hotel Group will soon be taken over by the Barclay Brothers – owners of The Ritz which currently shamefully charges the highest prices in London for WiFi? Our fingers are crossed that Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley will continue to offer free WiFi – even under the Barclays’ ownership. We’ve […]

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Would you like a luxury room with your meal?

by Andrea on September 7, 2011

The problem with London hotels in the past wasn’t always that the food was unexciting; quite a few hotels had extremely good chefs working for them.  No, the problem was that the ambience was unexciting – ancient waiters in dinner jackets, rooms that hadn’t been redecorated since the Duke of Wellington’s day and a rather starchy […]


For two weeks in summer 2012, London’s hotels will become the most desirable real estate in the world.  Thousands will flock to enjoy the world-renowned spectacle that is these quadrennial games, happening in the UK capital for the first time since 1948. You can’t be sluggish in booking a hotel for the London Olympics, as […]


It’s possible to drop several hundred quid having a decent meal in London these days.  Yes, after decades cast into outer darkness, London has become the epicentre of the gastronomic world – but its new prominence has come at a price. However, impecunious foodies need not fear.  There are ways of getting a very reasonably […]


With spring in full swing and summer approaching, now is a great time to enjoy London’s many sights or just enjoy a relaxing weekend away.  To help you get the most of your stay, we present ten of the best London hotels special offers currently available below. To benefit from each deal, you’ll need to […]

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Note: the article below was published in 2011.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of top 10 best-value London hotel afternoon teas in 2013 with lovely photos. This blog recently looked at London hotel afternoon teas to explore whether they are an overpriced indulgence or a value-for-money treat.  We also listed the top 17 hotel […]


Afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition and it’s no surprise that London hotels do a roaring trade in it.  As of late however, its popularity has soared and according to the London Evening Standard, some hotels are now putting on six sittings of afternoon tea every day to keep up! But what is the […]