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Love them or not, the royal family are certainly a draw for tourism to the UK, and especially to London. With the arrival of the new princess, it looks like the capital should expect a boom. If the royal baby has inspired you to visit, try one of these hotel packages and offers… A Royal […]


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 […]


The clocks have moved forward, denoting that we’re now in British Summer Time. We’re beginning to see a bit more sunshine, so even if it’s not quite summer, we can say that spring has sprung with a little more confidence. And with the warmer weather come lots of things to do outside – without having […]


Splish splash: 6 of London’s best hotel bathrooms.

by Elizabeth Hands on April 9, 2015

Daily life gets in the way of languishing in a bubble bath for hours. But when you take a city break, you can spend as much time as you want pampering yourself before heading down for dinner. That’s why a good hotel bathroom is so important. Here are a few of the best bathrooms in the […]


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 […]


Nothing says glamour more than two little words: “Penthouse Suite.” And London has some of the most glamorous hotel penthouses anywhere in the world. Here are some of the very finest… Wrap-around views at 45 Park Lane While the interior is undoubtedly stunning, the best feature of the penthouse at 45 Park Lane is the […]

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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 3 London hotels for a bodacious burger.

by Laura on November 12, 2014

Among the food trends that have swept the capital over the last few years is enthusiasm for the great burger. It’s not uncommon for London to begin picking up on American trends – we’ve had cupcakes, juicing and barbecue recently. Burgers are popular because they’re so flexible, and you can do just about anything with […]


Bespoke branded products at London hotels.

by Laura on March 21, 2014

It’s not unusual for hotels to have their own restaurants or bars, but how common is it for them to sell (or give away) their own bespoke products? Celebrities do it all the time – perfumes, wine, beer and fashion lines with a celeb’s name on them are endless – but hotel products are slightly […]


Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is located in the heart of Knightsbridge and dubs itself as one of London’s most fashionable addresses.  Recently, the hotel with luxury spa has added even more style to that title by teaming up with two of Britain’s leading brands in luxury goods: the perfumery house Ormonde Jayne and fine jewellery designer Annoushka. Guests […]


It’s all going on at the Mandarin Oriental…

by Jules on September 21, 2012

The five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge is not only a luxury hotel but is also home to two high-profile restaurants run by a couple of very famous chefs: Dinner by Heston which has received rave reviews for its experiential cooking and Bar Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s restaurant which serves the infamous piggy burgers! But it […]

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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 […]


Harrods set to open a luxury London hotel.

by Jules on July 16, 2012

Hot on the heels of rumours that Selfridges is planning to open a London hotel comes the news that the owners of Harrods department store will indeed open a chain of hotels.  These luxury hotels will be located in various cities throughout the world including one in London at Chelsea Barracks, just minutes from the famous store itself. […]

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One of London’s most iconic hotels, the luxury Mandarin Oriental has solved the Olympic transport problem – or so they think – by offering guests rickshaw rides across the capital.  The hotel has taken the simple rickshaw design and pimped it up to create little pods of luxury, driven by very well dressed gentlemen.  Riders […]

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Thirty odd years ago, a hotel’s business centre was essential to business travellers: without it, you simply couldn’t communicate.  You needed the fax back then for a start and later when the internet arrived you needed a networked computer to connect to it (and wouldn’t imagine getting one in your room).  In fact, you relied on […]


Top 4 best new London hotel luxury spas.

by Holly on October 13, 2011

Back at the start of 2010, we wrote reviews of the best of London’s spas, unearthing six which we rated as better than the rest: The Dorchester Spa, So SPA at Sofitel St James, Renaissance Chancery Court Spa, Mandarin Oriental London Spa, The Berkeley Spa, Spa Studio at the Lanesborough. Now, nearly two years on, it’s […]