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Offers abound for Afternoon Tea Week 2016.

by Laura on August 10, 2016

Afternoon tea is always appropriate when you’re in London. This week is Afternoon Tea Week 2016, and London’s hotels are extending some great offers, plus there are some fun alternative menus to try. Dotty Dalmatian Tea at the Park Lane Hotel The Park Lane Hotel recently rebranded as the The Sheraton Grand Park Lane. To mark […]

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There are so many opportunities to spend some family time in London throughout the year. Apart from the several school holidays, there’s also every weekend – including the bank holiday ones. However, not every family is able to or wants to squeeze into a single room. You might have teenagers, or just not fancy sharing […]

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Champagne: some people love it while others think it’s disgusting. Whatever you think of it, there’s no doubt that it’s something of a status symbol. It can get extremely expensive and it’s the go-to celebratory drink. If not having a pot of tea with your afternoon tea, champagne is often the next preferred beverage to […]

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It’s no secret that there isn’t much room left in London. If you want to build something new, you’re better off going up than out. It’s no different for gardens, which is why several hotels choose to have theirs on their walls and roofs. You might think of a garden as somewhere to relax with […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – March 2015.

by Chris Glithero on March 31, 2015

Spring is here and with it, as ever, the promise of upcoming sporting events, festivals and the inevitable surge in tourism on the streets of London. As the city’s boutique hotels prepare for the busy months ahead, we take a look at some recent news and look forward to things to come. One of the […]

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A lovely warming cup of tea is heaven on a cold winter’s day – but that doesn’t mean it’s only a winter drink. Afternoon tea is perfect on a hot day too; when it’s too warm to eat a whole meal you can nibble on some sandwiches and cakes instead. Scientists even think that a hot […]

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While new hotels are popping up all over London this year, St Ermin’s Hotel have introduced a different kind of establishment altogether – notable because its guests aren’t human. This month saw the opening of their ‘bee hotel’, the first of its kind in the capital. Declining numbers in bees is a key environmental issue, […]

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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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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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Giddy-up: celebrating the Year of the Horse in London.

by Elizabeth Hands on February 11, 2014

While London may not immediately spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a horsey holiday, it actually has some of the best equestrian centres in the world.  Add to that the romantic horse-and-carriage rides you can take around the capital and a royal family with a long affinity with our equine friends, then you […]

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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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We’re in the middle of the festive season, and around the capital boutique hotels are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their guests’ Christmas’ and New Years are ones to remember.  While the last of the turkey, mulled wine and festive chocolates will soon be done with, there’s plenty to look forward to […]

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As we edge into November and ever closer to Christmas the days are short and the mercury is dropping, but there’s still plenty going on to warm the cockles of London’s many visitors.  Here we take a look at back at what’s been going on in London’s boutique hotel scene in October, and glance forward […]

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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 […]

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With a rich variety of festivals and events taking place in London this summer, and of course the birth of a royal baby, the capital has been abuzz with visitors making the most of the British summer.  Here we take a look back at the past month on the boutique hotel scene, and look ahead […]

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