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The London hotels STILL charging for WiFi.

by Laura on September 26, 2014

As many new London hotels open with complimentary WiFi in place from the start, it’s hard to believe that others both new and old are trailing behind. Many are not just single hotels, but entire groups, including Marriott Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental. While some groups offer free WiFi in lobbies and public spaces, charges remain in guest […]


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, […]


3 London hotels for the perfect wedding.

by Laura on February 26, 2014

Valentine’s Day has just been and love is still lingering in the air, so we’ve been busy looking at romantic wedding venues. London is a picturesque city chock full of beautiful hotels to hold your big day, which is a blessing and a curse. You have so many different venues to choose from, but it […]


Guoman rebrands as glh and Clermont.

by Jules on October 18, 2013

There’s a new hotel brand heading to London, but before you go getting too excited it’s not actually new hotels it’s some of the city’s older hotels being re-branded.  Previously known as Guoman Hotels, the group which includes The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The Charing Cross Hotel has been renamed glh.  However it now […]

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The recently refurbished Rib Room Restaurant in 5 star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel have teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a programme of Ginbilee cocktail masterclasses.  The interactive classes are hosted by Bombay Sapphire’s Brand Ambassador and give gin lovers the chance to learn how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic. The classes […]


Top 5 biggest hotels in London.

by Timea on January 31, 2012

As one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and of course the host of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, demand for hotel rooms in London is high. The city has over 100,000 hotel rooms encompassing everything from minimalist boutique chic to grandiose five star luxury. But have you ever wondered which London hotels boast the biggest number of rooms?  […]


At home with the great and the good.

by Andrea on November 3, 2010

People’s houses can be fascinating.  If I’m invited in anywhere, I always take a quick look at the books on the shelves when my host’s back is turned; it’s intriguing to see how many people have a copy of ‘What not to wear’.  Sorry, I know it’s a bad habit but I’m just curious. Being […]

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