Category: United Kingdom

An interesting time to visit Cartmel Priory in the English Lake District

An interesting time to visit Cartmel Priory in the English Lake District

Cartmel Priory on the southern fringe of the English Lake District and the northern shore of the notoriously treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay is currently undergoing some of the greatest restoration work since its foundation in 1188, making it a fascinating time to go and visit. In order to preserve this magnificent national treasure for future [...]

London’s hottest new hangout

London’s hottest new hangout

The fashionable new hangout in London’s Marylebone made a timely debut last week that coincided with London Fashion Week. Chiltern Firehouse is renowned hotelier André Balazs’ most recent venture. And if our soft-launch experience of it is anything to go by, this is one hot new spot that will live up to the hype. A [...]

Top 6 places to wine and dine in London

Top 6 places to wine and dine in London

Busy London city streets are packed with all kinds of eateries and bars; from the famous market stalls and small pubs in Camden to the top end restaurants and bars in the West End. With all of this choice available, how do you decide what is the best and what really tops the restaurant and [...]

Special feature: Polurrian Bay Hotel, Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Polurrian Bay Hotel, Lizard, Cornwall, UK

The West Country has had its fair share of publicity lately thanks in no small part to the storms over the last few weeks and the media coverage that’s accompanied them – so much so that Visit Cornwall even produced a video to say they were very much open, accompanied by the #openforbusiness hashtag. Living [...]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has come out with the results of its annual Travellers’ Choice® awards. Among them are the awards for the best islands in the world. Wonder which ones made the top 10, according to the opionions of TripAdvisor readers? Then read on… 1. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes For the second year [...]

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Britain has always had a proud aviation heritage brimming with heroic war stories but when it comes to great British aviation, there are three landmark vintage airplanes that are still the pride of Britain’s skies. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury flying experiences to give you a taste of the thrill and the history behind [...]

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

A luxury stroll through Mayfair, London

Are you visiting London in the near future? Read on for an exclusive guide to some of the best places to visit in Mayfair, the heart of the capital of the United Kingdom. Whether you are looking to undertake some luxury shopping, enjoy refreshments or to pamper yourself, Central London has all of the best [...]

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a regal and delectable way to while away the afternoon, where you will be waited on hand and foot and treated to some delicious cuisine. Once reserved for society’s elite, afternoon tea is now a treat to be enjoyed by all. Although synonymous with England, afternoon tea is a concept now adopted [...]

5 of the best Suffolk stays

5 of the best Suffolk stays

Escape to the rolling countryside, vast sands and historic market towns of Suffolk for a bracing, wintry weekend break. If you like the thought of getting cosy in the county’s finest accommodation, then read on. Here are five of the best luxury Suffolk stays: The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich Rising above the shining sails of [...]

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

The remote island of St Helena is situated 1,200 miles off the nearest landmass, off the west coast of Africa, and is currently only accessible by sea. Tourism on the island is still relatively untapped, receiving less than 1,500 tourists a year. However this is all set to change as the destination prepares to welcome [...]

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but [...]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through [...]

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

Following the hustle and bustle of the Festive season, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to unwind and relax in luxury with that special someone in your life. London hosts some of the world’s most romantic hotels and restaurants that can help to create the perfect break for just the two of you. This great [...]

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Alvaro began his career at InterContinental Medellin in his native country of Colombia in 1984 and has remained with the company ever since. During this time he has held prestigious positions across North and South America, Middle East, Australia and Europe. What is it that you do exactly? I have been General Manager of the [...]

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

The perfect luxury London itinerary for couples

There are few cities in the world that combine some of the finest things in life; world-class restaurants, beautiful hotels, award-winning architecture and spectacular views. London, a short train ride from the capital of romance of Paris, combines all of this within its city walls. Here are three ideas that you should experience when you’re [...]

What it’s like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

What it’s like to fly Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic

I’ve had the pleasure of flying Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a few occasions recently – coming back from New Delhi to Heathrow as well as a return trip to Cape Town – so I thought I would take this opportunity to describe what you can expect when booking the airline’s equivalent of [...]

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