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Edinburgh's cafes with the best views

Edinburgh’s cafes with the best views

With its seven hills, ancient buildings and position on the Forth, Edinburgh is a city known for its views and vistas. From each hill across the city you can see far and wide and for many people the highlight of a visit is a trip to the top of Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh’s very own […]

7 ways to enjoy your Champagne in the UK this Summer

7 ways to enjoy your Champagne in the UK this Summer

Champagne has some powerful transformative qualities. It can add romance to a dinner for two, add a sense of occasion to a personal achievement and instantly turn any given moment into a celebration. So for a luxurious Summer in Britain, there could only be one ingredient we needed to add. Read on for our guide to the […]

Top 5 luxury shopping destinations in London

Top 5 luxury shopping destinations in London

London is home to some of the most wealthy individuals in the world, making it the perfect place to find high-end and alternative shopping destinations. Whether your interested in world famous fashion brands or one of a kind home decor items, London will have something to meet your wishes. 1. Selfridges Oxford Street Selfridges Oxford […]

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

London’s Tower Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and spans the River Thames, connecting Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, the central span of the bridge can be raised and lowered to allow ships through. Today, you can visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition which […]

Top 10 places to sail in the UK

Top 10 places to sail in the UK

As an island with a rich maritime legacy, Britain has more than its fair share of fantastic boating spots. So, whether you’re just dipping a toe into the world of sailing or are a seasoned pro, with summer on the horizon we’ve put together our top 10 places to set sail on the UK’s waters. […]

3 of the UK's remotest places to dine and drink

3 of the UK’s remotest places to dine and drink

Got screen fatigue? Tired of being constantly connected? Fancy a digital detox? If you’ve answered ‘yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘oh yes’ to these questions, then perhaps it’s time to head ‘off grid’ for a bit? Here’s three out-of-the-way spots where you can taste the remoteness in the air (also known as ‘fresh air’ to city folk) and where your phone will […]

5 ways to celebrate whisky in Edinburgh

5 ways to celebrate whisky in Edinburgh

With Whisky Month well under way, people across Scotland – and the world – are rejoicing in a celebration of the ‘water of life.’ This makes it the perfect time for whisky novices to jump on the bandwagon and discover whisky’s charms. Edinburgh is full of places to enjoy a dram or two and experience […]

Short stay: Sedgebrook Hall, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, UK

Short stay: Sedgebrook Hall, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, UK

Set in Northamptonshire countryside and just 5 miles from Northampton, Sedgebrook Hall is a Victorian country house, set in 13 acres of grounds, that has been extended into a conference hotel (and part of the Principal Hayley group), catering largely for conferences, events and weddings. The welcome We arrived quite late after a long journey […]

3 luxury boutique hotels for a casual chic weekend in London

3 luxury boutique hotels for a casual chic weekend in London

London is one of the most exciting, diverse and eclectic cities in the world. As many people say, if you can’t find something that suits your particular preferences or tastes in the eclectic British capital, it probably doesn’t even exist! It might sound like a silly old proverb, but there is much truth in the […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

Why wait until Summer to get away this year? The Spring can be the perfect time to get away – often that little bit quieter outside of the main season, but sometimes more enjoyable for exactly that reason. Go on… treat yourself with a stay at one of our top 10 places to stay in […]

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

Edinburgh is a city packed full of history and heritage. With buildings dating back to the 12th century, Old Town charm and Georgian splendour, you do not have to walk far to spot an architectural gem. Edinburgh is also a city which takes its luxury seriously and there is a wide choice of superb accommodation. […]

Short stay: Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Short stay: Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Situated between Harrogate and York, Goldsborough Hall is a historic, 400-year-old stately home and Grade II Listed building, and former residence (and first marital home) to one of the present Queen’s aunts: HRH Princess Mary (1897-1965). After an extensive restoration, it has established itself as one of Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues but has also enjoyed a growing trade […]

This Summer's top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This Summer’s top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This summer, we’ll be looking for any excuse to escape the city and revel in the sun-kissed British countryside. With this year’s calendar brimming with festivals celebrating everything from food and music to history and literature, we’re just a bit spoilt for choice. Still, we’ve somehow managed to whittle the list down to our top […]

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Top 10 bars in Edinburgh

Whether it’s a cool café come wine bar, an underground speakeasy, or a luxury hotel with Prosecco on tap, Edinburgh is full of incredible places to enjoy a drink or two. With an offering to challenge cities such as London and Paris, you don’t need to go far to come across some of the best […]

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Cacao craze: 5 of the best British bean-to-bar chocolate choices

Coffee is no longer the trendiest bean in town. From chocolate ‘clubs’ to raw devotees, the homemade to the ethically produced, Britain it seems has become a nation of cacao purists with chocolatiers and makers getting seriously obsessed about the single-origin bean. So this Easter, join us in waving cheerio to Cadbury and bye-bye to […]

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

With its elegant Georgian streets and the ancient closes of the Old Town, many people are surprised to learn that Edinburgh is not just famous for its large spaces such as Princes Street Gardens or the Meadows, we are also a city of secret and private gardens. Dr Neil’s Garden Hidden behind the church in […]

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