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Have you ever had a meal so good, you wish you could recreate it at home? Thanks to some of London’s hotels, you could do exactly that. Recipe books from hotels and restaurants aren’t extremely common, but they’re not exactly rare either. Some of London’s hotels have recipe books available so you can recreate restaurant […]

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Now’s the time when many people are starting to get ready for Christmas, and London is one of the UK’s prime destinations for both shopping for presents and for a festive break. The city’s boutique hotels meanwhile are already experiencing an influx of seasonal visitors, and they are, as ever, preparing in style. Nothing says […]

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A roundup of 6 great hotel blogs.

by Laura on October 27, 2015

When you’re planning a trip to London, there are a number of different resources you can use. They range from booking websites to tourist information offices, but one of the most useful you can explore is hotel blogs. Quite a few hotels in London now have their own blog. They can be excellent resources for […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – April 2015.

by Chris Glithero on April 30, 2015

With summer on its way and the busy London tourist season in the offing, London’s boutique hotels will soon have their hands full. Here’s a roundup of the latest news as we prepare for a splash of London sunshine… The Spanish booking website ByHours is now offering its services to hotel guests in the UK. […]

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It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitable preparations for a certain December festive occasion that shall not be named. Here we take […]

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Having recently learned about the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at The Milestone, I went along with my friend Tom Jones, author of the Tired of London, Tired of Life blog and book, to evaluate this new tea with its apparently masculine edge. So we found ourselves one sunny afternoon in the hotel’s elegant Park Lounge, which […]

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It’s been a good few weeks for bees. Last week, we took a look at the new ‘bee hotel’ at St Ermin’s Hotel – and at the other London hotels doing their bit for the city’s bee population – and this week Newcastle University may have discovered a pesticide that could help save our friendly […]

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Though you might not guess it from the rather damp weather plaguing London at the tail-end of May, summer is in fact just around the corner. That means summer festivals, picnics in the park, sporting events galore and a wide range of seasonal offerings from the capital’s many boutique hotels. Here we look at what’s […]

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The Milestone Hotel is adding a masculine touch to afternoon tea this June, in celebration of Father’s Day, with a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea. Designed to “satisfy the gusto of all men”, there’s definitely an air of the sophisticated gentleman about this menu. Focusing on savouries and bringing a vintage touch to afternoon tea, old favourites […]

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The results of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards have been released and London hotels, as well as London itself, have made a strong showing. London was named most popular destination in the UK and the third best liked in the world, beaten only by Istanbul and Rome. The city’s hotels certainly have their fans too, with […]

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After a busy Easter season on London’s boutique hotel scene, many hotels in the capital are catching their breath, while some properties are frantically transforming their offerings or even preparing to open for the first time. Read on for a roundup of all the big news over the past month and a look ahead at […]

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Red Carnation Hotels are passionate about their food and they’re using Twitter to shine a spotlight on their love of all things gastronomic. By following their hashtag #TasteofRCH you can get an insight into the kitchens and restaurants of all their hotels, from London to Cape Town. The family-owned group’s food philosophy revolves around local, […]

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The Rubens at the Palace unveiled their spectacular Living Wall just last summer and, less than a year later, it’s thriving in the heart of London. At 350 square metres and with 10,000 herbaceous plants, the wall is truly a sight to behold. But it’s not just pretty to look at – it has practical uses […]

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Spring has sprung, the Easter holidays are upon us and the busy summer season is looming over the horizon for London’s vibrant boutique hotel scene. The weather’s warming up and there’s plenty of hot news emerging too. Here we take a look back at some of the big developments in March and look ahead at […]

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We recently enjoyed a relaxing drink in The Milestone’s Stables Bar. Originally a carriage house, this quiet and comfortable sanctuary is perfect for an after-work drink or a space to wind down at the end of a long week. If you’re looking for refined tradition in both your decor and your drinks, then the Stables […]

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With International Women’s Day just gone, Red Carnation Hotels are shining the spotlight on female business travellers. Partnering up with Maiden Voyage, a social network for businesswomen who travel, the hotel group has been given their seal of approval. Red Carnation’s six London hotels can now be booked through the Maiden Voyage website, giving members […]

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