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The best & worst of London hotels on Twitter.

by Laura on November 27, 2015

Twitter can be a strange beast to navigate. But it’s an essential tool for hotel marketing teams to reach their audience. A new report from Positive Partnerships explores how some of London’s top hotels use the social media platform for success – as well as the mistakes they make. The post, entitled How 10 London […]


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 […]


Top 5 London hotel breakfasts.

by Elizabeth Hands on May 6, 2015

The best thing about a hotel stay is the luxury of an indulgent breakfast. While breakfast during the working week may consist of a quick bowl of cereal or a piece of toast on the way out of the door, a hotel breakfast is a completely different affair. You get to enjoy cereal, yoghurt and […]


Splish splash: 6 of London’s best hotel bathrooms.

by Elizabeth Hands on April 9, 2015

Daily life gets in the way of languishing in a bubble bath for hours. But when you take a city break, you can spend as much time as you want pampering yourself before heading down for dinner. That’s why a good hotel bathroom is so important. Here are a few of the best bathrooms in the […]


Nothing says glamour more than two little words: “Penthouse Suite.” And London has some of the most glamorous hotel penthouses anywhere in the world. Here are some of the very finest… Wrap-around views at 45 Park Lane While the interior is undoubtedly stunning, the best feature of the penthouse at 45 Park Lane is the […]

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While the Shangri-La at The Shard has been open for a few months now, they’ve only just got around to opening their infinity pool. It’s a bit late for anyone who was hoping to spend their summer lounging by one of the highest swimming pools in the world, but at least they’ve had London’s other […]


Once upon a time, if you wanted to stay in a decent hotel in London, you had one choice: the West End. Back in the early 1980s, there was practically nothing in the City (the Great Eastern was really showing its age, before being refurbished in 1996), nothing at all in the East End or […]


Are “minimum spend” rules unreasonable?

by Laura on August 21, 2014

The controversy of minimum spends in London hotel bars and dining establishments doesn’t seem to be ending. It all began when a businessman reported having to spend £75 on three bottles of water, due to a £25 per person minimum spend at The Wellesley. The hotel implements the rule on their cigar terrace after 4pm. […]


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 […]


One of London’s most anticipated new luxury hotels has now opened its doors to guests for the first time, and has been drawing plenty of media coverage in its first week. Unfortunately, one of the biggest talking points surrounding the Shangri-La at the Shard has been views of an altogether different kind than those publicised from […]


Shangri-La at the Shard opens in May.

by Laura on February 25, 2014

It’s been one of the most talked about hotel openings for a while now and, after a long wait and several delays, Shangri-La at the Shard at last has a confirmed opening date! On 6th May the hotel will finally be open to the public. Occupying the 34th to 52nd floors of the Shard, the hotel […]

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Top 10 new London hotels in 2014.

by Rajul on January 24, 2014

This is a guest post by Nassar Khalil who provides an alternative perspective to standard business consulting, operating as an independent hotel and hospitality consultancy. Nassar shares with us the 10 new London hotels set to have an impact in 2014. 2013 saw continued growth of London’s hotel industry, with the opening of numerous new properties at […]