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Instrumental perks at London’s hotels.

by Laura on May 30, 2017

Some people might say that they don’t have a musical bone in their body, but many like a bit of music wherever they go. If it’s making music you enjoy, you can make sure you can do it even when away from home. If you miss your guitar or piano when you’re travelling, you might […]


There are so many opportunities to spend some family time in London throughout the year. Apart from the several school holidays, there’s also every weekend – including the bank holiday ones. However, not every family is able to or wants to squeeze into a single room. You might have teenagers, or just not fancy sharing […]


London boutique hotels roundup – July 2015.

by Chris Glithero on July 31, 2015

Summer’s in full swing now and as hordes of tourists descend upon London to enjoy its many landmarks, museums and shopping opportunities, staff at the capital’s boutique hotels are hard at work behind the scenes. Here we take a look at the latest comings and goings in the sector, and look ahead at things to […]


London’s hotels haven’t been shying away from art in the last year. The Andaz Liverpool Street let artists loose on their ‘Room with a View‘ bedrooms, Brown’s has just run a second London Art Weekend, and now The Cumberland Hotel is getting arty too. Their new initiative aims to bring artists into the hotel to […]


The London hotels STILL charging for WiFi.

by Laura on September 26, 2014

As many new London hotels open with complimentary WiFi in place from the start, it’s hard to believe that others both new and old are trailing behind. Many are not just single hotels, but entire groups, including Marriott Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental. While some groups offer free WiFi in lobbies and public spaces, charges remain in guest […]


The trend in hotel televisions.

by Andrea on May 21, 2014

Once upon a time, when your hotel critic was still writing with a crayon or a big red pencil, you used to be lucky to get a small television perched on top of the wardrobe. Alas, in some hotels you still are. But increasingly hotels are upping their game to offer much more. For instance, […]


3 London hotels for the perfect wedding.

by Laura on February 26, 2014

Valentine’s Day has just been and love is still lingering in the air, so we’ve been busy looking at romantic wedding venues. London is a picturesque city chock full of beautiful hotels to hold your big day, which is a blessing and a curse. You have so many different venues to choose from, but it […]


Guoman rebrands as glh and Clermont.

by Jules on October 18, 2013

There’s a new hotel brand heading to London, but before you go getting too excited it’s not actually new hotels it’s some of the city’s older hotels being re-branded.  Previously known as Guoman Hotels, the group which includes The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The Charing Cross Hotel has been renamed glh.  However it now […]

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The recently refurbished Rib Room Restaurant in 5 star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel have teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a programme of Ginbilee cocktail masterclasses.  The interactive classes are hosted by Bombay Sapphire’s Brand Ambassador and give gin lovers the chance to learn how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic. The classes […]


Top 5 biggest hotels in London.

by Timea on January 31, 2012

As one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and of course the host of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, demand for hotel rooms in London is high. The city has over 100,000 hotel rooms encompassing everything from minimalist boutique chic to grandiose five star luxury. But have you ever wondered which London hotels boast the biggest number of rooms?  […]


At home with the great and the good.

by Andrea on November 3, 2010

People’s houses can be fascinating.  If I’m invited in anywhere, I always take a quick look at the books on the shelves when my host’s back is turned; it’s intriguing to see how many people have a copy of ‘What not to wear’.  Sorry, I know it’s a bad habit but I’m just curious. Being […]

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