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Campaign comforts: 5 London hotels loved by world leaders.

by Elizabeth Hands on April 23, 2015

The British election campaign is in full swing, with everything from party leaders’ kitchens to their love lives being the focus of headlines. But how about their favourite hotels? As the countdown to polling day continues, we reveal the London hotels beloved of political figureheads past and present… The Churchill The Hyatt Regency The Churchill […]


Top 10 favourite things to do in London this Easter.

by Elizabeth Hands on March 27, 2015

The first bank holiday weekend of the year is just around the corner, providing the perfect opportunity to discover, and rediscover, what London has to offer. The capital has a whole host of activities, shows and special offers just for Easter weekend. Here are some of LHI’s favourites… Easter activities at The Ritz The Ritz’s […]

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Dear Santa…6 of the best Christmas gifts from London hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on November 27, 2014

We all want to choose special Christmas gifts for our nearest and dearest. But thinking of new present ideas every year can be tricky. If however you’re going to treat yourself to a Christmas shopping break in London this year, then it couldn’t be simpler. You don’t even have to leave your hotel to get […]

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away but don’t panic if you’ve found yourself in London without plans. Perhaps your original plans have fallen through or you weren’t expecting to be in London for the holiday. Whatever’s happened, there’s still time to book a drink, a meal and even an overnight stay at one of […]


Top 5 “behind the scenes” experiences at London hotels.

by Elizabeth Hands on October 16, 2014

There’s a reason Downton Abbey is watched by millions. There’s something fascinating about getting a glimpse of what goes on downstairs. It’s where all the action happens. So it’s little wonder some of the capital’s top hotels have decided to let us in on some of the secrets of what goes on behind the scenes: […]

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Top 5 most luxurious London hotel packages for Christmas.

by Elizabeth Hands on October 9, 2014

For many, there’s no place like home for Christmas. But it’s very tempting to let someone else take the strain for you, so you can enjoy the magic of the day with your nearest and dearest. Here’s our round up of the very best Christmas packages in London this festive season: Hotel 41 41 prides itself on being a […]

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Bespoke branded products at London hotels.

by Laura on March 21, 2014

It’s not unusual for hotels to have their own restaurants or bars, but how common is it for them to sell (or give away) their own bespoke products? Celebrities do it all the time – perfumes, wine, beer and fashion lines with a celeb’s name on them are endless – but hotel products are slightly […]


High rolling at The Ritz.

by Jules on February 27, 2013

Whilst The Ritz may have introduced free WiFi and a less formal dress code earlier this year, make no mistake that you will still need plenty of cash for a trip to The Rivoli Bar.  The bar with its 1920s Parisian Art Deco design, has created a new cocktail list which offers the chance to taste […]

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Yippee – The Ritz relents on free WiFi!

by Saloni on January 10, 2013

Here at London Hotels Insight we’ve been campaigning since 2009 for hotels to shape up and get into the 21st Century with their internet policies.  WiFi is no longer a luxury but a necessity as many guests need to mix business with pleasure and can’t charge it to generous corporate accounts, as the many London hotels […]


Budget backpackers, business travellers and luxury seekers are all catered for in the UK capital, with something to suit all tastes, particularly with new London hotels springing up all the time.  But average prices are perceived as high due to the consistent year-long demand and visitors often complain about the expense of a typical London hotel […]


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 […]


Jingle bells at London hotels.

by Andrea on December 22, 2011

It’s Christmas time.  Time for singing carols, eating too many mince pies and drinking too much mulled wine.  And also time for London hotels to put up Christmas trees. London hotels traditionally vie with each other for the best trees.  Claridges has hired Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz to create a tree that really is ‘glitz to the […]


The Barclays and London hotels: what next?

by Andrea on November 28, 2011

The credit crunch is bad news for some but good news for others.  The Barclay brothers are among those who have turned others’ distress to their advantage, buying up luxury hotels and becoming the owners of some prime assets in the London market. Their roots in the trade go back to the 1970s when they […]


Will Maybourne Hotels start charging for WiFi?

by Holly on November 9, 2011

Will it affect our campaign for free WiFi that the Maybourne Hotel Group will soon be taken over by the Barclay Brothers – owners of The Ritz which currently shamefully charges the highest prices in London for WiFi? Our fingers are crossed that Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley will continue to offer free WiFi – even under the Barclays’ ownership. We’ve […]

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Discreet luxury (and ducks!) at The Stafford.

by Andrea on October 17, 2011

Unlike hotels such as the Ritz or Savoy, which proudly proclaim their presence and quality to any passer-by, the Stafford Hotel hides discreetly in the back streets of St James’s, invisible from the main street.  That should tip you off that the hotel’s style is relatively understated; it’s not a hotel that makes a splash […]

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4 star free WiFi hotels that outdo 5 star hotels.

by Rajul on September 16, 2011

We’ve recently been naming and shaming 5 star London hotels with expensive WiFi charges – a policy we believe can never be justified. To further challenge these hotels, we’ve identified four significantly cheaper hotels in the 4 star category which outperform their more expensive 5 star competitors by offering free WiFi to their guests.  What’s […]