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Once upon a time, if you wanted to stay in a decent hotel in London, you had one choice: the West End. Back in the early 1980s, there was practically nothing in the City (the Great Eastern was really showing its age, before being refurbished in 1996), nothing at all in the East End or […]


It wasn’t included on Visit London’s Top 10 London Attractions list, but the Imperial War Museum is a great place to visit in the city. After closing in January for renovations, the museum reopened on 19th July 2014 and will be hosting several exhibits focusing on the First World War for its centenary. These include ‘First […]


Top London hotels for vegetarian dining.

by Laura on April 24, 2014

Today we’ve invited The Veggie Traveller (bio below) to write this blog post for us about the best London hotel restaurants for vegetarians. Vegetarians are spoilt for choice in London, and it’s not only the many standalone restaurants across the capital giving us non-meat eaters something to celebrate. A large number of the capital’s hotels […]

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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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Tea and coffee trends at London hotels.

by Andrea on November 11, 2013

Once upon a time, your choices used to be limited.  Some hotel rooms had little sachets of Nescafe, and pots of UHT cream or (even worse) non-dairy creamer.  Plus cheap tea bags and if you were very, very lucky a sachet of instant hot chocolate.  Or else you could order from room service of course… Fast […]


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?  […]


London Fashion Week is in town next month which means hotels are coming up with a host of packages and gimmicks for visitors. Park Plaza Hotels have already got involved and come up with a selection of fashion icon inspired cocktails.  The drinks have been created and named after three singing celebrities; Lady Gaga, Rihanna […]

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Browsing my favourite London markets.

by Andrea on September 29, 2010

One of the most enjoyable aspects of London is its many markets. From the fish market at Billingsgate to the antiques of Portobello Road, there’s an immense variety of markets.  Each has its own atmosphere. One that fascinates me is Smithfield, London’s main meat market.  While Covent Garden (fruit and veg) and Billingsgate (fish) moved […]


London hotel bars with stunning views.

by Andrea on September 10, 2010

One of my favourite things in life is a great view. And although you could go to Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, you don’t necessarily have to struggle up a hill to gain access to a wonderful vista; you can also enjoy London’s best views with a drink in your hand. The Hilton on Park […]


Salsa heaven at Park Plaza Westminster.

by Rajul on September 8, 2010

Hotels in London are getting more and more adept at cultivating a certain “buzz”.  This helps to attract visitors from outside the hotel which is also often a benefit for those staying there in adding a bit of colour to their stay. For example, the Andaz London has a variety of local events, themed evenings […]


Top tips for top London districts: South Bank.

by Rajul on February 24, 2010

The beauty of London is that it has something for everyone, whether you’re into culture, food, clubbing or even celeb spotting! In this series of articles, London Hotels Insight brings you the capital’s top districts and some on-trend hotels to make the most of them. We start in perhaps the most attractions-dense area of London: […]


Brand new London hotels for a happy new year!

by Rajul on January 1, 2010

Note: the article below was published in 2010.  We’ve since posted an up-to-date rundown of new London hotels in 2011 with lovely photos. To bring in the new year, we thought it timely to sum up some new hotel openings coming to London in 2010.  They’re grouped in various categories: the biggest, the most intriguing, […]