Category: United Kingdom

Top places to go for the ultimate luxury break in London

Top places to go for the ultimate luxury break in London

As the summer hits the UK again, the cosmopolitan city of London really does swell with glitz and glamour with attractions that make tourists flock in their millions every year. The backdrop of Buckingham Palace, the Mall and the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the River Thames will be a real treat for […]

Luxury at the library

Luxury at the library

If your idea of luxury involves a good book, sumptuous surroundings and uninterrupted peace and quiet, you need to know about Gladstone’s Library. Sitting unassumingly in the picturesque village of Hawarden, Flintshire, the UK’s only residential library is a blissful hideaway for book lovers, writers, theologians and anyone needing to just simply just be. It’s […]

11 unforgettable dining experiences

11 unforgettable dining experiences

Something we always do on holiday is find a special place to dine and we’ve been jotting them down in Evernote for a long while now! Staying in a self-catering or a more basic boutique hotel away from the hum drum is quite a good way to save some pennies but still enjoy the finer […]

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

Dining in London this Summer is all about one building – The Shard – the tallest building in Europe. With stunning views of the capital city from all directions, The Shard is also home to various restaurants and bars and for this reason will be one of the places to visit in the Summer of […]

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

In modern times, glass and steel has become all the fashion. Soulless glass skyscraper hotels rise tall above the ground, cocooning the hotel guest to look out past the transparent facade and wish they were outside instead! Personally, I’m a sucker for classic hotels – palaces, castles, Renaissance and Art Noveau structures with opulent exteriors […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

The decadence, the opulence, the romance, the fashions of the roaring 20s – Baz Luhrmann’s new production of The Great Gatsby has brought a whole new audience to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel. Now you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties with The Great Gatsby-style offers available at […]

3 great self-catering options in the UK

3 great self-catering options in the UK

We’ve found over the years that some of our best breaks have been when we’ve self-catered.  Home away from home is sometimes as nice as staying in a hotel, and invariably the space and privacy are second to none.   These are a few of our UK favourites from our travel overs the last year or […]

Stars queue up for West End roles

Stars queue up for West End roles

The cast for London’s Theatreland is particularly impressive this month as those whose runs started in the Spring are still to be found in the theatres of London whilst the curtain is raised on several intriguing Summer shows boasting an even broader aray of stars. I suppose it would behove us well to start with […]

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

The boutique hotel industry is an area which has shown considerable growth in recent years and seems to be going from strength to strength. If you happen to be involved in the industry and in London next week, then do get yourself along to the Boutique Hotel Summit. Sadly I can’t be there but A […]

The wealthiest cities in the world

The wealthiest cities in the world

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

London is home to a wealth of stunning architecture, regal palaces, world-class museums and some of the best shops in the world. From the iconic landmarks of the South Bank and the grand theatres of the West End, to the verdant parks and exclusive shopping of Kensington and Chelsea, London is oozing with historic splendour, vibrant culture and […]

A luxury London picnic

A luxury London picnic

There’s nothing like a picnic, and there’s nothing like a sumptuous afternoon tea, so My London Planner have combined these two wonderful experiences into a new package available to Londoners. Inspired by Spring, a stunningly beautiful luxury Afternoon Tea is set up, ready for you to enjoy. Think crystal and silk rather than wicker and […]

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

These tips are from Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at the luxury Milestone Hotel and a member of the Golden Keys.  As well as being a 5 star hotel concierge, Jose is also a proud Londoner who writes his own newsletter about things to do in the city which he circulates to friends and guests.  Here […]

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