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London’s top 10 hotel bars and why you should visit them.

by Chris Glithero on December 12, 2014

This post lists our favourite 10 London hotel bars (which our bloggers have personally visited) and provides contact information for each. London has a reputation for some of the world’s best hotels and also some of the best bars. So we’ve come up with our own list of top 10 London hotel bars which our bloggers […]

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Following the recent news that the Holiday Inn Heathrow is set to be refurbished, two hotels in central London are also due for a makeover. Construction firm ISG have announced that they have been given the task of refurbishing both the Sanderson Hotel and the St Martins Lane Hotel. Both properties are part of the […]

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After looking at St Martins Lane’s Asian and Cuban inspired Cafecito Afternoon Tea, I began wondering who else was getting creative with their afternoon tea menus. While there are endless places to go in London for a traditional menu, with the usual scones and cucumber sandwiches, you need to look a bit harder if you […]

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Now that the sun is making itself known a little more frequently, we’re after something more exotic in our afternoon tea experiences. The ‘Cafecito Afternoon Tea’ at St Martins Lane looks like just the thing; inspired by Cuban and Asian flavours, it’s a bit different to the traditional Earl Grey and cucumber sandwiches. Served in […]

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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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The cold January weather may have been dominating the news over the past month, but there’s plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles.  Here we take a look at some of the big stories in January and look ahead to what’s happening in February. Some of the capital’s most popular […]

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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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The last month has seen all London’s boutique hotels getting well and truly into the Christmas spirit and indulging in a spot of good-natured one-upmanship (especially when it comes to decorations!), much to guests’ delight.  Looking ahead to 2013 there’s yet more to look forward to, so join us in a look back at the […]

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“Open” bathrooms – love or hate?

by Andrea on July 26, 2012

One of the big trends in hotels is the move to glass-walled bathrooms (or wall-less bathrooms aka peek-a-boo bathrooms).  More rooms are being opened up, doing to the hotel bedroom what open-plan did to office life in the 1980s.  Town Hall Hotel for instance (pic above) has made bathrooms the star of the show in […]

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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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After a busy month of bank holidays, jubilees and festivals, London’s boutique hotel scene is catching its breath before the final sprint towards the 2012 Olympic Games at the end of July.  Here we take a look at some of the events of the past month, and look ahead at what’s to come. Carbon emissions […]

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With the Jubilee extended weekend imminent and the Olympics just around the corner, we look back at what’s been going on in the world of boutique hotels in May, and look forward to what’s coming up in June. Without question the biggest event taking place in May was London’s Boutique Hotel Summit 2012 at Altitude […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Jan. 2012.

by Timea on January 31, 2012

2011 was an exciting year for London’s boutique hotels and 2012 is shaping up to be no different.  With the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee taking place over the summer, hotels will be falling over themselves to pull in visitors with innovative special offers in the quest for a bumper year.  And if January is […]

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Great hotel designers: Philippe Starck.

by Andrea on January 10, 2012

Back in the 1990s, Philippe Starck virtually reinvented the boutique hotel with his work on the Delano in Miami and the Royalton in New York.  In London, he has put his imprint on St Martin’s Lane and the Sanderson. He’s not just a hotel designer; he also designs watches, underwear, toothbrushes and juicers.  In a […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Nov. 2011.

by Timea on November 30, 2011

As we move closer to Christmas and the start of London’s big Olympics year, there are many new developments in the UK capital’s boutique sector – things to look forward to and offers to check out.  We summarise what’s hot in the London boutique hotel scene below in our monthly round-up. The five-star Egerton House […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Oct. 2011.

by Rajul on October 31, 2011

As the nights draw in and Christmas looms ever closer, right now is a great time to explore London whether for a spot of Christmas shopping in the newly lit-up shopping precincts, to check out the festive markets or simply to kick back and take it easy.  And if you want to stay somewhere with […]

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