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Free WiFi at 45 Park Lane but not The Dorch.

by Jules on September 6, 2011

The latest eagerly-anticipated hotel offering from The Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, opened last week.  And with room rates starting from £395 we were pleased to see that WiFi is free throughout the hotel. However we were not so pleased to discover that the original Dorchester Hotel in London – a 5 star hotel with similarly lofty […]


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 […]


Welcome to the latest London Hotels Insight round-up from the thriving London boutique hotels scene.  The city is home to some of the world’s best boutique hotels and this summary reviews the most recent news. London is set to gain a new boutique hotel as planning permission has now been given for a property in […]

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London has a great deal to offer in surprising and delighting diehard fans of the silver screen.  For one thing, it is a fabulous film set as our recent review of the best movies which use London as a backdrop highlighted. But as well as numerous film-related events in the capital, several London hotels even […]


Passport to Pimlico.  Notting Hill.  The Lavender Hill Mob.  84 Charing Cross Road.  10 Rillington Place.  London’s geography resounds in the titles of films – and in many of them, you might say, the city itself is the hero. London is one of the world’s great film sets.  It’s naturally at the centre of many […]


Kit Kemp – the design genius behind boutique hotel chain Firmdale Hotels – recently carried out a comprehensive redesign of the flagship Loft Suite at the company’s highly-rated Covent Garden Hotel. The suite is a duplex penthouse imbued with a fresh new look based on an open-plan layout.  The mezzanine-style space has a well-proportioned dining […]


Firmdale Hotels has done well to sew up some of the top spots on TripAdvisor for its six London hotels.  This has been achieved with a smart blend of good taste in design and attentive yet unintrusive service. Their stylish Soho Hotel for example is a celebrity magnet and consistently in the top 5 London […]


Our mission at London Hotels Insight is to give you the hotels “at the top of their game” right now, as shown by guest reviews and research.  It’s a good time to see who’s currently top of the pops! This article runs through the current TripAdvisor top 5 (based purely on guest reviews) and the […]


London’s Soho district has seen a strong revival in recent times.  An area which used to be a bit seedy is now the vibrant heart of London. Today Soho has some of the capital’s best bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants and feels lively 24/7.  Highlights include: Bars, cafes and clubs on Dean Street and Wardour […]