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Cosy-up in these 4 London hotel libraries.

by Laura on June 17, 2015

We’ve talked about hotels for bookworms before, and mentioned a few hotels with their own libraries. But there are plenty of other hotel libraries to explore, including some rather new ones. While many “libraries” are restaurants or meeting rooms with a few books, there are fewer where the books can be enjoyed by all guests… […]


With two bank holidays to enjoy this May, London has seen plenty of visitors ahead of the main summer holiday period, and its boutique hotels have been doing their part to entice tourists from near and far. Here we take a look back at some of the main developments over the past month and look […]


Sing your heart out at Ham Yard and Soho Hotels.

by Chris Glithero on May 25, 2015

Karaoke might not be everybody’s idea of relaxing evening entertainment, but one hotel group has decided that it’s perfect for two of its London hotels. Firmdale Hotels has recently introduced karaoke to the Soho Hotel and its newest London property, the Ham Yard Hotel. But this isn’t quite ordinary karaoke, as it comes with a cool […]


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 […]


Just desserts: the latest London trend with a sweet tooth.

by Elizabeth Hands on October 30, 2014

For many of us, dessert is the best part of any meal. So, in honour of those who turn to the back of the menu before even beginning to look at the starters, we’ve put together a guide to the newest restaurant trend in the capital – where you can have pudding as a beginning, […]


It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitable preparations for a certain December festive occasion that shall not be named. Here we take […]


The results of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards have been released and London hotels, as well as London itself, have made a strong showing. London was named most popular destination in the UK and the third best liked in the world, beaten only by Istanbul and Rome. The city’s hotels certainly have their fans too, with […]


London boutique hotels roundup – Jan. 2014.

by Rajul on January 30, 2014

Even in the depths of winter, there’s still plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles of visitors and tickle their interest.  Read on for a roundup of all the big stories in January, and a look forward to February. The Milestone Hotel had reason to celebrate this month, when it […]


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 […]


The other night a friend and I dropped by one of our favourite London hotel bars – Refuel at The Soho Hotel – to try out one of its signature cocktails for the first time (Soho Sensation, pictured left above). Firmdale Hotels which the hotel belongs to has a different signature drink at each of […]


London hotels get Considerate…

by Saloni on June 10, 2013

A few days ago, the Considerate Hoteliers Awards of 2013 were announced to acknowledge a range of hotels from all over the UK that are ‘doing it right’ and here at LHI we also want to give a little mention to the winning hotels, particularly those that are from in and around London. The Considerate Hoteliers […]


Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once again and there’s so much choice on how to spend it with your loved one.  But how can you be original and romantic without being too cheesy?  Let London’s hotels take the strain! This year they’re offering a range of romantic experiences to help you create the perfect […]

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Firmdale goes free WiFi!

by Saloni on February 7, 2013

As you probably know, London Hotels Insight has been running a free WiFi campaign for several years now.  This is because we have felt for some time that free WiFi in this digital age is no longer a luxury but a necessity. This has sometimes got us into arguments with hoteliers (and IT companies with a […]


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 […]


London hotel cinemas release 2013 film dates.

by Jules on January 23, 2013

Boutique hotel specialist Firmdale has announced the first 2013 dates of its popular Firmdale Film Club.  Taking place across several of the group’s luxury properties, which include The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel (rated as one of the best Covent Garden hotels by us here at LHI) and the Charlotte Street Hotel, the film club […]


Christmas is almost upon us once again and there are few places more festive to spend a winter break than London.  Aside from the Christmas fairs at Hyde Park, South Bank and elsewhere, there are the extravagant Christmas lights and pantomimes to enjoy, with many of the capital’s top boutique hotels also arranging something extra […]