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4 London hotels for festive afternoon tea.

by Laura on December 7, 2016

So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having scones…or at least they are at some of London’s top hotels. If you’re partial to a themed afternoon tea, there are Christmas teas abound this year at many of our favourite hotels. Check out just a few top picks for yule logs, mince pies, and puddings… The […]


London’s hotels have some of the best breakfasts in the city. But if you’re like me, you don’t want to get up for breakfast when you’re away, especially at the weekend. If you’re not a breakfast person and would rather spend an extra hour in bed, you probably find brunch much more palatable. Luckily, if […]

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Artist-in-residence schemes at London hotels.

by Laura on September 11, 2014

London’s hotels are often keen to foster and support the arts in their many forms. Recently, Brown’s ran its very first art weekend and the Andaz Liverpool Street began its ‘Room with a View‘ project. The Savoy regularly holds literary lunches with high-profile writers, while The Bloomsbury Hotel holds private dinners for The Royal Society of Literature in […]


London hotels harness the power of scent.

by Andrea on September 3, 2014

When you walk into a hotel, you immediately notice the design, the lighting, the music. You might notice the texture of the furnishings, or the gleam of a polished marble floor. You’ll notice the smiles of the staff at the door or on the front desk. But the one thing you probably won’t notice is […]


First up it was Colombia which rolled into the InterContinental London Park Lane and now it’s…wait for it…Ludlow!  Oh yes the delights of the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival will be on show at a mini version of the renowned event in the hotel’s Cookbook Cafe from 9th July to 12th July. During the four […]

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Fancy a trip to Colombia but haven’t quite got the time nor money?  Well you will be happy to hear that Colombia is coming to London, well kind of. Chef Harry Sasson who runs 5 restaurants including the Club Colombia all in the capital city of Bogotá, is taking over the Cookbook Cafe at InterContinental London […]

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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 […]


It takes a special invitation to catch our eye here at LHI… so we were intrigued to to check out one of the regular 1920s gin and jazz nights recently at the InterContinental Park Lane. We were promised a glamorous evening of live music, revelry and drinks, so hopes were high as we were led […]


Play Queen in the new Royal Suite.

by Jules on February 1, 2013

In 2011 we had the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, last year it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it looks like this year might be all about the Royals too.  Last week we told you about Hotel Indigo Kensington Earl’s Court which has given each staff member either a Lord or Lady of […]

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36 years have passed since the first InterContinental London hotel opened on Park Lane but the city will soon get its second – a long time coming for this global brand.  The new hotel is set to open in November in the heart of Westminster in a historic former government building (Queen Anne’s Chambers) which has […]


My personal take on those clunky Boris bikes.

by Andrea on October 20, 2010

The ‘Boris bike’, or more officially the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme, has revolutionised biking in London.  Anyone who is registered with the online scheme can now take out a London hire bike – and once you’ve paid for your membership, trips up to 30 minutes are free of charge. It sounds great in theory – […]

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InterContinental Park Lane: free Boris bikes.

by Rajul on October 13, 2010

Since launching at the end of July 2010, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme (more commonly referred to as “Boris Bikes” after the charismatic London Mayor) has proved extremely popular amongst Londoners, with over 500,000 trips made in the first six weeks alone. Visitors to the capital can now also make use of the scheme’s 5,000+ […]


Loyalty wars: IHG versus Hilton.

by Rajul on February 12, 2010

Both IHG (which owns the Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental and Crowne Plaza brands among others) and Hilton have lots of London hotels. For members of their excellent loyalty schemes, the ability to cash in points is essential.  Which is why we’ve already helped identify the best Hiltons and best IHG hotels in London based […]


Iconic London hotels set to storm back in 2010.

by Rajul on September 11, 2009

Two of London’s most famous hotels – the Four Seasons Park Lane and the Savoy – are currently closed for refurbishment. Here we provide you with a glimpse of the latest state of the works at both these hotels which are getting set for much-heralded relaunches in 2010. The Savoy We’ve already touched on the […]


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the largest hotel management company in the world, at least when ranked by “number of rooms”. This article aims to guide members of the IHG “Priority Club Rewards” loyalty programme to identify the best options for your stay in London. The company manages brands as diverse as Crowne Plaza, Holiday […]

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