Category: United Kingdom

Discover North Norfolk - 13 ideas

Discover North Norfolk – 13 ideas

Norfolk Ė my favourite place in the world; I love going abroad for guaranteed sun, warm sea, to enjoy fancy flights and lounges and for amazing hotel service and experience…† BUT Norfolk is my favourite place for time off and time away from just about everything.† As a teenager I was lucky to spend a […]

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

We had called in at The Black Swan on our last visit to Helmsley – just for a drink – but on a recent visit to this market town had the opportunity to both stay and dine there. There is no mistaking this historic coaching inn at one end of Helmsley’s market place – it […]

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Food is undoubtedly one of the main highlights of a holiday or short break. Inspired by their recent travels across the UK, the team at dealchecker.co.uk have compiled a hot list of the UK’s most scrumptious towns and cities. There was some stiff competition for the top spot but they decided on Padstow, a must-do […]

The most expensive shows in London

The most expensive shows in London

It has always been easy to spend your money in London but, when it comes down to it and, contrary to a lot of rumours, theatre-going in the theatre capital of the world is not necessarily that expensive: with special offers, meal deals, last minute tickets and upper circle seats you can “do” Londonís Theatreland […]

The £5,000 a night hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth

The £5,000 a night hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth

On A Luxury Travel Blog we cover all kinds of accommodation, from exquisite hotels and resorts to luxury camps in the middle of the African wilderness. Today, we are breaking with tradition to focus on the £5,000+ a night Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. It might not look so fancy but […]

4 of the world's best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour […]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; itís where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and itís where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one†of […]

Top 5 culture events in London this Summer

Top 5 culture events in London this Summer

“Go down to Kew in lilac-time”, wrote the poet Alfred Noyes, “and you shall wander hand in hand with love in a summerís wonderland.” He wasnít kidding. London in the warmer months is intoxicating; it blooms with urban beaches, open-air theatre, outdoor concerts and pop-up beer gardens. Itís a fantastic time to sample what London […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway? †Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure […]

UK and Ireland short breaks - 6 very different ideas

UK and Ireland short breaks – 6 very different ideas

Much as my writing seems to indicate a fondness for overseas travel, it wasnít until I was 22 and sailing as part of a crew on a large racing yacht that my desire to leave the UK regularly began – even if it was on an easyJet plane with my 22 crew-mates suggesting that every […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe? †Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. […]

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

A variation on the classic lemon drizzle cake, this orange drizzle cake is perfect to have with a cup of tea – itís quite simple, not overly rich and has an amazing orange flavour. The cake itself is beautifully light, airy and yet still moist, and so makes for the most delicious Summer time treat. […]

This year's cutest travel ad?

This year’s cutest travel ad?

Step aside cats, itís time for bunnies to get some internet love. Named by Adweek as the cutest ad of the year, Ibis Hotelís Snuggling Bunnies features over 30 of the fluffiest and snuggliest bunnies you will see.†The video was filmed over two days in the Ibis London Blackfriars hotel, where the bunnies were allowed […]

Enjoy the best of Scotlandís views from your own castle

Enjoy the best of Scotlandís views from your own castle

Donít mess around when you come to Scotland for your next round of golf. Go straight to the top and rent a castle and the good news is, whilst living the life of 16th†Century†Ďlairdí you can now do it in comfort. Gone are the lumpy beds, drafty corridors and cold bathrooms and now there are […]

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

When it comes to London hotels, it seems good things really do come in small packages.†When I checked TripAdvisor this morning to advise a friend who asked me to suggest ďthe bestĒ London hotel, I discovered that each of the UK capitalís five top hotels on TripAdvisor is a small boutique establishment. Numbers one and […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most†iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

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