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Wellesley Hotel

You’re coming to the end of your stay in London, or maybe looking for something to do before you arrive. So how can you make the most of the rest of your holiday? Charter a private yacht, of course… The Wellesley, one of London’s 5-star boutique hotels, has just launched a second private yacht, available […]


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 […]


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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Top 3 London hotel cigar bars.

by Laura on February 10, 2015

There are many things in life that people regard as being sophisticated pleasures. Among them are champagne, caviar, whiskey, and yes, cigars. While smoking isn’t for everyone (though nor is drinking alcohol or eating fish eggs), there are many people who take pleasure in a fine cigar, perhaps accompanied by a glass of single malt […]


London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

by Chris Glithero on November 28, 2014

As Christmas shoppers from around the UK and beyond descend on Oxford Street and Regent Street in their millions, London’s boutique hotels are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas. Here we take a look at what’s going on at the capital’s boutique hotels and look ahead to some upcoming properties. The Telegraph published a useful […]


Top 10 London hotel afternoon teas: we crunch the numbers!

by Chris Glithero on November 14, 2014

This is your ultimate guide to the best London afternoon teas, based on TripAdvisor data and our unique methodology. We’ve included pricing (as of 31/10/2014) and menu links. For the best afternoon teas, look no further! Filling the vacuum left by the former UK Tea Guild Afternoon tea is a ‘must do’ for London visitors seeking a quintessential part of English […]

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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 […]


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. […]


Best London hotels for music lovers.

by Laura on March 28, 2014

If you’re a fan of musicals, there’s no shortage of conveniently located hotels and musical packages on offer in London. But what if you prefer your music less of a production, with fewer theatrics and less narrative? Where should you go in London for some jazz or piano music while you eat dinner or sip […]

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London boutique hotels roundup – Feb. 2014.

by Rajul on February 28, 2014

With fond memories of London 2012 undoubtedly rekindled by the Winter Olympics in Sochi, London is as popular a destination as ever for visitors from the UK and beyond. Its plethora of top-class boutique hotels offer numerous unique ways to enjoy the city, and with warmer weather and the Easter holidays just around the corner, […]


The Wellesley is open!

by Jules on January 16, 2013

A while back there was a fair bit of fuss around The Wellesley’s opening, especially when it boldly claimed it would be a 6 star hotel.  That all died down and the hotel is now open, having launched just last month and slightly under the radar I might add.  That could be something to do […]

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With new luxury hotels popping up all over the city, the challenge for old and new hotels is not only to fill rooms but also to get the property noticed.  The Ritz,  Wellesley and Bulgari are three hotels getting themselves noticed and not in a good way.  These hotels have adopted a haughty air and believe […]


Top 10 new luxury London hotels.

by Rajul on March 29, 2011

Note: the article below was published in 2011.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of new London hotels in 2012 with lovely photos. There is no doubt that new luxury hotels have a fascinating allure…and as the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics continues, it seems the UK capital may be heading into a golden […]