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Halloween is fast approaching, but there’s still time to find something fun to do for this spooktacular event. London is the perfect place for a screamingly good time, with its dark history and plethora of ghost stories. So if you’re still looking for a scary weekend, check out these top Halloween events from some of London’s […]


Firmdale’s new London hotel is set to open on 1st June and reservations are now open for the 91-room property. The group already has seven other London hotels, as well as Crosby Street Hotel in New York, and each of them exemplify designer Kit Kemp’s unique and recognisable style. The Ham Yard is no exception, featuring […]


London’s converted warehouse hotels.

by Laura on February 14, 2014

Warehouses are fantastic spaces. Though they may begin their lives as storage sites for anything from food to furniture, when it’s time for them to move on they have the potential to transform from caterpillars to butterflies. Usually wide, open spaces, they benefit from lofty ceilings and tons of light. It’s no wonder then that […]

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The other night a friend and I dropped by one of our favourite London hotel bars – Refuel at The Soho Hotel – to try out one of its signature cocktails for the first time (Soho Sensation, pictured left above). Firmdale Hotels which the hotel belongs to has a different signature drink at each of […]


This time last year, London was in the grip of Olympic fever, and the capital’s many boutique hotels were heaving with sports fans from around the world, eager to enjoy the London 2012 experience in style. This year may be a little quieter, but there’s still plenty going on and many hotels are determined to […]


With Valentine’s Day behind us and Easter just round the corner, London’s boutique hotels have been continuing to develop their offerings in a bid to pull in the guests over the coming months. In conjunction with Somerset House’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition the Baglioni London ran its own V for Valentino package.  The package was […]

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Firmdale goes free WiFi!

by Saloni on February 7, 2013

As you probably know, London Hotels Insight has been running a free WiFi campaign for several years now.  This is because we have felt for some time that free WiFi in this digital age is no longer a luxury but a necessity. This has sometimes got us into arguments with hoteliers (and IT companies with a […]


London hotel cinemas release 2013 film dates.

by Jules on January 23, 2013

Boutique hotel specialist Firmdale has announced the first 2013 dates of its popular Firmdale Film Club.  Taking place across several of the group’s luxury properties, which include The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel (rated as one of the best Covent Garden hotels by us here at LHI) and the Charlotte Street Hotel, the film club […]


Dorset Square Hotel re-opens soon!

by Jules on May 21, 2012

Excitement continues to build around the re-opening of Firmdale’s Dorset Square Hotel on 18th June,  just in time for the Olympics.  The hotel is in a Regency townhouse near Baker Street tube,  along the road from the Landmark Hotel and Madame Tussauds.  It was the first ever Firmdale hotel and opened in 1985.  The hotel was then sold in 2002, however Firmdale recently […]


Free WiFi touchdown: the best tweets.

by Rajul on February 22, 2012

London Hotels Insight’s free WiFi touchdown visits are now complete, but we’ll continue to pressurise London hotels that charge extra for WiFi without stating this information clearly upfront before travellers book. During our campaign, we personally visited 14 different free WiFi London hotels and promoted them aggressively on social media.  We took hundreds of photos which are being uploaded onto the […]


London boutique hotels round-up – Dec. 2011.

by Timea on December 30, 2011

It’s been a packed year of developments, openings and promotions for London boutique hotels in 2011 and December was no exception. With the New Year almost upon us, we take a look at some of the most newsworthy items to emerge in the past month, as well as some exciting prospects for 2012 and beyond. […]


Land a job in the best London boutique hotels.

by Rajul on September 27, 2011

For anyone seeking to excel in a career in the hotel industry, London has always been the place to be; the golden ticket so to speak.  And in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond, those with a passion to succeed and the ambition to take on some of the capital’s best hotel […]

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Free WiFi at 45 Park Lane but not The Dorch.

by Jules on September 6, 2011

The latest eagerly-anticipated hotel offering from The Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, opened last week.  And with room rates starting from £395 we were pleased to see that WiFi is free throughout the hotel. However we were not so pleased to discover that the original Dorchester Hotel in London – a 5 star hotel with similarly lofty […]


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 […]


Welcome to the latest London Hotels Insight round-up from the thriving London boutique hotels scene.  The city is home to some of the world’s best boutique hotels and this summary reviews the most recent news. London is set to gain a new boutique hotel as planning permission has now been given for a property in […]

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London has a great deal to offer in surprising and delighting diehard fans of the silver screen.  For one thing, it is a fabulous film set as our recent review of the best movies which use London as a backdrop highlighted. But as well as numerous film-related events in the capital, several London hotels even […]