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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Would you like a luxury room with your meal?

by Andrea on September 7, 2011

The problem with London hotels in the past wasn’t always that the food was unexciting; quite a few hotels had extremely good chefs working for them.  No, the problem was that the ambience was unexciting – ancient waiters in dinner jackets, rooms that hadn’t been redecorated since the Duke of Wellington’s day and a rather starchy […]

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For two weeks in summer 2012, London’s hotels will become the most desirable real estate in the world.  Thousands will flock to enjoy the world-renowned spectacle that is these quadrennial games, happening in the UK capital for the first time since 1948. You can’t be sluggish in booking a hotel for the London Olympics, as […]

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It’s possible to drop several hundred quid having a decent meal in London these days.  Yes, after decades cast into outer darkness, London has become the epicentre of the gastronomic world – but its new prominence has come at a price. However, impecunious foodies need not fear.  There are ways of getting a very reasonably […]

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With spring in full swing and summer approaching, now is a great time to enjoy London’s many sights or just enjoy a relaxing weekend away.  To help you get the most of your stay, we present ten of the best London hotels special offers currently available below. To benefit from each deal, you’ll need to […]

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Note: the article below was published in 2011.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of top 10 best-value London hotel afternoon teas in 2013 with lovely photos. This blog recently looked at London hotel afternoon teas to explore whether they are an overpriced indulgence or a value-for-money treat.  We also listed the top 17 hotel […]

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Afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition and it’s no surprise that London hotels do a roaring trade in it.  As of late however, its popularity has soared and according to the London Evening Standard, some hotels are now putting on six sittings of afternoon tea every day to keep up! But what is the […]

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The Savoy snaps up top London talent.

by Rajul on December 31, 2010

Not content with outshining rival luxury London hotels with its £220m renovation and some of the city’s most expensive suites, the Savoy also appears to have taken its pick of some of London’s best hospitality talent. Avid watchers of the new fly-on-the-wall Savoy documentary which has just been shown on UK television will already be […]

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A London hotel barman’s favourite London bars.

by Andrea on November 29, 2010

I’ve often heard that if you want to pick a good Chinese restaurant, pick one with plenty of Chinese customers.  On that basis, I reckon, if you want to know a good cocktail bar, you should ask a bartender.  Since I was already being taught how to make a decent cocktail by Warryn at the […]

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Top 10 London hotel bars.

by Rajul on October 8, 2010

Purely in the name of research of course, London Hotels Insight has been secretly checking out some of the UK capital’s very best hotel bars. We reviewed all bars anonymously and paid our own way.  Visits were recent so opinions are up-to-date though you may not always agree with them.  Any list of this kind […]

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4 hotel specials to enjoy Christmas in London.

by Rajul on November 4, 2009

Having recently covered hotels for Christmas shopping in London, we now reveal the best hotels to actually stay in over the festive period. Christmas in London creates a very special atmosphere.  There’s a charmingly understated feel to the celebrations (except for New Year’s Eve when it tends to get a lot more exuberant!). Though it […]

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