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Oh Christmas tree, oh hotel Christmas tree…

by Laura on December 19, 2016

The run up to Christmas has seemed both incredibly short and long at the same time. It’s now finally nearly here and the festive season is in full swing. Many hotels may be booked up for Christmas, but it’s not too late to check out their trees for an interesting way to explore London. Each year, […]


The Connaught plans a new restaurant for 2017.

by Laura on October 27, 2016

The face of London’s restaurant scene is changing all the time. For the city’s luxury hotels, keeping up with what guests want is important. The Connaught is to continue to deliver with a new restaurant next year, run by French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Vongerichten is based in the US but has had a restaurant presence in […]


This year’s Time Out Bar Awards have revealed that London’s hotels still have some of the best bars around. Four of the seven categories had winners and runners-up from hotels. The London Edition’s Punch Room took home the top prize for both Bar of the Year and Most Stylish Bar. The Connaught Bar at The […]


The Queen had her actual birthday in April, when we suggested some fun ways to celebrate. But June 11th is her “official” 90th birthday, and there’s even more going on. You can still take advantage of some of the things that began in April, such as The Berkeley’s royal afternoon tea masterclass. Some packages and […]

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Claridge’s appoints new General Manager.

by Laura on January 9, 2016

Claridge’s is to receive a new General Manager, who will be replacing Thomas Kochs. Kochs, who became GM in 2011, left Claridge’s suddenly a couple of months ago. Paul Jackson will be filling his role. Jackson was previously General Manager at the Mandarin Oriental in Sanya, China. With five years as GM and ten years […]


NOTE: this post contains a map, pricing info and menu links to some of London’t top afternoon teas, correct on the publication date When visiting London, there are two things that anyone who wants to experience the more refined side of the capital should seek out – a traditional afternoon tea and a West End […]


London’s hotels get their Christmas trees up!

by Laura on November 26, 2015

Don’t panic, but it’s only just over four weeks until Christmas. Even if you’re not quite ready for it yet, some of London’s hotels are more than ready. They’re already starting to get their Christmas trees up, even though we’re not into December just yet. But since there’s only another week to go, they can […]


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 […]


3 London hotels that let you borrow stuff.

by Laura on July 29, 2015

You might have heard the expression “neither a borrower or a lender be”. However, in some of London’s top hotels, you’re actively encouraged to borrow things during your stay. From Burberry coats to designer dresses and wireless phone chargers, London’s hotels are nothing if not generous. And you don’t always have to pay through the […]


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 […]


The Connaught chills out with free meditation.

by Chris Glithero on May 11, 2015

London is a sprawling city encompassing millions of people and crammed full of stimuli, from blaring advertisements, crowds and constant traffic to the intellectual stimulation of museums and art galleries. Sometimes it can all get a bit much, and for visitors and Londoners alike, sometimes the sanest thing to do is to slow down, relax […]


Cheers! 5 of the best London hotels for wine lovers.

by Elizabeth Hands on April 3, 2015

The wine enthusiast is spoilt for choice when it comes to a London stay. The city’s hotels offer some of the biggest and best wine lists in the world, chosen by some of the most talented sommeliers you’re ever likely to meet. Here’s the LHI pick of where to stay in London to enjoy the […]


Excitement is building about the newest Bond movie – Spectre. Due for release in October 2015, details about the plot have already leaked out. And one thing is clear: yet again London will be one of the filming locations. So to follow in the footsteps of Bond, where in the capital should you go? Here’s our guide […]

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With Christmas fast approaching, I just can’t stop thinking about food. Turkey, roast potatoes, ham, stuffing, carrots, chocolate cake, gingerbread…I can’t wait to spend several days doing nothing but eat. It doesn’t help that there are so many cookery programmes on TV and many of them featuring Michelin-starred restaurants in 5-star hotels. Although there are […]


Top 5 London hotels for your New Year’s Resolutions.

by Elizabeth Hands on January 2, 2014

Every year, we make all sorts of New Year’s resolutions. But there’s one that’s always on the list, to be fitter and healthier for at least the next 12 months. Sadly, our resolve rarely lasts longer than our annual New Year’s Day walk.  But many of London’s hotels are offering stays and packages which just […]

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My favourite London hotel by @aladyinlondon.

by Saloni on April 15, 2013

Today we’ve invited Julie Falconer, owner of A Lady in London, to share her favourite London hotel with us. I have been obsessed with The Connaught ever since I moved to London. I first noticed it five years ago while trying to navigate my way through Mayfair from Grosvenor Square to Berkeley Square.  On the […]