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A room for Lupo? Extravagant pet services at London hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on January 9, 2014

It has emerged that the Queen banned the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s beloved dog Lupo from Sandringham for the Royal festive celebrations.  The cocker spaniel, who featured in the couple’s official family portrait to introduce baby George to the world, was instead left with Kate’s parents in Berkshire. But while the Queen may have […]

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Best London hotels for beer lovers.

by Andrea on November 8, 2013

Five star hotels always make a virtue of their wine lists. But while I’m very partial to dessert wines or an occasional glass of madeira, my preferred tipple is a pint of beer – and traditionally, hotels and restaurants have rather looked down on barley and hops.  That’s often meant a lacklustre selection of big-multinational […]

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RLife LIVE at the Renaissance St Pancras.

by Jules on October 23, 2013

More and more hotels are turning to events to drum up press coverage and interest.  The latest hotel to get involved is the Renaissance St Pancras which is hosting a 5×15 event as part of the Renaissance RLife LIVE series. The event features 5 women from different backgrounds who come together for one evening to share […]

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There’s just something gloriously decadent about cocktails – whether you’re sipping a Cosmopolitan with your friends, enjoying a mimosa before dinner or a Mojito with your other half.  So it’s no wonder that last week saw the whole week dedicated to the art of making and drinking the perfect cocktail with many London hotels joining […]


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 […]


London hotels get that Friday feeling!

by Saloni on July 15, 2013

Last week the theme of #FriFotos was ‘smiles’ and many London hotels joined in to get their smiley pictures on Twitter.  We’ve just chosen a few of our favourites to share with you… Pictured above are Paloma Faith and Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble, who gave an impromptu performance  at the Booking Office at St Pancras […]


Today we’ve invited Jayne Gorman who blogs  at 40before30, an award winning travel blog to share her favourite London hotel with us. I remember peering up at the grand, gothic looking building next to St Pancras Station when I first moved to London several years ago. I thought it looked rather posh for a train station: I […]

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With the summer just round the corner as we’re about to enter May, London’s boutique hotel scene is hotting up for another bumper season and it’s time to take a look at the latest goings on. For many, boutique hotels are a chance to experience luxury within intimate and unique surroundings.  But one London hotel […]


Despite the continuing chill in the air, spring is definitely on its way to London and we can’t wait to see the daffodils put out their blooms.  It’s a time for new beginnings and this season will see refurbishments, special offers and brand new premises joining the boutique hotel scene. Set to open in May, […]


Travel in style at St Pancras Renaissance.

by Jules on March 8, 2013

The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has teamed up with Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras to offer guests an extra special transfer service. The VIP Transfer Service as it’s called launched just this month and means guests can remain in their Chambers Club suite until 30 minutes before their train is due – talk about […]


London hotels in the snow: a photo blog.

by Saloni on January 22, 2013

Last weekend saw significant snowfall across the UK which left many stranded.  Others however got the chance to have some fun on London’s fresh white carpet, including many London hotels.  Below we’ve posted our top 10 photos discovered on Twitter.  They range from ways to release your inner child, wistful views and enticing ideas to […]

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I recently dropped by the wonderfully atmospheric building of the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel to try out its Booking Office bar with a friend, after one of my fellow bloggers had already raved about its unique selection of period punch and Victorian cocktails. Regular readers will know we love to discover London’s best hotel bars […]


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 hotels triumph at European awards.

by Holly on December 2, 2011

Hotel staff from across the capital walked away with five coveted awards at the recent European Hospitality Awards.  The awards, voted for by hoteliers from across Europe, were established to recognise European hotels that have made an exceptional contribution to the hospitality world. In a lavish ceremony on November 4th at London’s Landmark Hotel, Coworth […]


Would you like a luxury room with your meal?

by Andrea on September 7, 2011

The problem with London hotels in the past wasn’t always that the food was unexciting; quite a few hotels had extremely good chefs working for them.  No, the problem was that the ambience was unexciting – ancient waiters in dinner jackets, rooms that hadn’t been redecorated since the Duke of Wellington’s day and a rather starchy […]


Top 5 London hotels for bookworms.

by Holly on August 15, 2011

Hurrah!  Despite what you read in the papers about reading being a dying art and Kindles taking over the world, bookworms like myself are still very much alive and kicking – and being recognised by London’s hoteliers.  Here are my favourite five hotels for literature-loving guests… Swissotel The Howard Hotel The Howard Hotel in the heart of […]