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One of the best things about London is its diversity. The city is home to communities from a range of backgrounds, which makes for a colourful capital. If you’re planning a February half-term visit, why not celebrate this diversity? There are some great things to do this half term, from Chinese New Year celebrations to […]


NOTE: this post contains a map, pricing info and menu links to some of London’t top afternoon teas, correct on the publication date When visiting London, there are two things that anyone who wants to experience the more refined side of the capital should seek out – a traditional afternoon tea and a West End […]


If you’re already bored of the festivities of December, why not look ahead to next year? There’s plenty going on in London, as usual, and there are some great hotel offers on the horizon too. Here are some of the best to get your 2016 off to a flying start! Hamley VIP Family Package at […]


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has arrived, and there can be no better way to celebrate than with a flowery afternoon tea. Whether you’re visiting the show or not, get in on the horticultural action with one of these delicious menus at some of London’s top hotels… The Royal Horseguards The Royal Horseguards’ Floral Afternoon […]


Top 6 London hotel restaurants for al fresco dining.

by Elizabeth Hands on May 1, 2015

Summer is almost here, the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. And when the sun is out, it’s the perfect time to make the most of London’s al fresco dining scene. So where are the best places for a table outdoors? Here’s our rundown of the London hotel restaurants to head […]


Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas: we crunch the numbers!

by Chris Glithero on November 14, 2014

This is your ultimate guide to the best London afternoon teas, based on TripAdvisor data and our unique methodology. We’ve included pricing (as of 31/10/2014) and menu links. For the best afternoon teas, look no further! Filling the vacuum left by the former UK Tea Guild Afternoon tea is a ‘must do’ for London visitors seeking a quintessential part of English […]

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Top 10 London hotels for London’s Top 10 attractions.

by Elizabeth Hands on July 18, 2014

Visit London has just revealed which of the capital’s attractions are the most popular, with everything from the historic to the artistic, the scientific to the scenic appearing on the list. But where are the best places to stay to see London’s most iconic sights? Here is our rundown of which attractions made the official […]


The trend in hotel televisions.

by Andrea on May 21, 2014

Once upon a time, when your hotel critic was still writing with a crayon or a big red pencil, you used to be lucky to get a small television perched on top of the wardrobe. Alas, in some hotels you still are. But increasingly hotels are upping their game to offer much more. For instance, […]


Guoman rebrands as glh and Clermont.

by Jules on October 18, 2013

There’s a new hotel brand heading to London, but before you go getting too excited it’s not actually new hotels it’s some of the city’s older hotels being re-branded.  Previously known as Guoman Hotels, the group which includes The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The Charing Cross Hotel has been renamed glh.  However it now […]

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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 […]


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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Guests just want to have fun!

by Andrea on July 18, 2012

Hotels are more than just a place to eat and sleep between other activities. Today’s guest wants to do a lot more – for instance, to swim or use the gym or perhaps to be entertained or even play games.   Guests want to have fun – and hotels are increasingly able to help them do […]

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Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas.

by Rajul on May 17, 2012

Note: the article below was published in 2012.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of the top 10 best-value London hotel afternoon teas in 2013 with lovely photos. Last year we presented our top 5 best-value London hotel afternoon teas which still receives huge traffic every day and is our most read blog post. This year, to mark […]


Mad Easter tea at Royal Horseguards Hotel.

by Jules on April 4, 2012

The five-star Royal Horseguards Hotel is one of the most reliable London hotels for afternoon tea.  Having sampled a host of the hotels’s themed teas before, including Guy Fawkes Day which featured TNT gunpowder truffles and Valentine’s Day which included a chocolate fondue, I feel well-qualified to say that this is one hotel which really puts […]


Explosive afternoon tea at Royal Horseguards.

by Jules on November 3, 2011

Remember, Remember the 5th of November with a special Guy Fawkes inspired afternoon tea at the five-star Royal Horseguards hotel. The afternoon tea is served for just one week, from 1st November to 6th November.  Where better to celebrate bonfire night than a hotel minutes away from the Houses of Parliament, where the original plot […]


It’s playtime at London’s hotels.

by Holly on August 4, 2011

London’s hotels are falling over themselves to make tots welcome during the current summer holidays.  Special promotions to attract families can be found all over the capital, but below I’ve listed my favourite four: Kiddies’ Cinema at Rubens at the Palace Hotel Throughout August, the Rubens at the Palace Hotel is transforming one of its conference suites into […]