Category: United Kingdom

Bespoke, hand-crafted beds for 18th Century London townhouse hotel

Bespoke, hand-crafted beds for 18th Century London townhouse hotel

Eccentric London hotelier and acclaimed interior-designer David Carter has commissioned bespoke, hand-crafted beds to add the finishing touch to his theatrical 18th Century townhouse. The decadent 40 Winks, dubbed the “world’s most beautiful small hotel” by German Vogue, is located in trendy East London and is a favourite for fashion and lifestyle shoots. Last year […]

Dom Pérignon Champagne Dinner at The Ritz, London

Dom Pérignon Champagne Dinner at The Ritz, London

I’ve just received my ‘invitation’ to a Champagne Dinner at The Ritz together with Dom Pérignon on 24th November 2011. In honour of this special occasion, the hotel’s Executive Chef John Williams has created a remarkable menu, paired with some of the finest offerings from Champagne Dom Pérignon. The dinner will be held in the […]

Russian entrepreneurial scientist opens award-winning B+B Collection in Edinburgh

Russian entrepreneurial scientist opens award-winning B+B Collection in Edinburgh

B+B Collection Ltd has announced the opening of B+B Edinburgh – the latest addition to their award-winning portfolio of boutique Bed and Breakfast hotels. Financed by Professor Vladimir Kulchitsky and his business partner, Penny Brown (the originator of the B+B concept) the move serves as part of the company’s expansion plans to open properties in […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

The Barclay brothers now own Claridges, The Connaught and The Berkeley... as well as The Ritz

The Barclay brothers now own Claridges, The Connaught and The Berkeley… as well as The Ritz

News is just in tonight that Sir David Barclay and his brother Sir Frederick, who own the Daily Telegraph newspaper and the Littlewoods retail group in the UK, have bought the loans originally made to the Maybourne Hotel Group by two Irish banks in 2005 to fund the acquisition of three top London hotels - Claridges, […]

The top 5 romantic boltholes in England

The top 5 romantic boltholes in England

From cool country houses to chic coaching inns and eccentric hideaways, we tell you our favourite English love nests – all within travelling distance from London. So read on for the best places to enjoy rest, relaxation and of course, romance. Babington House, Somerset When Babington House opened in 1999, it reinvented the country-house experience, […]

The world's most expensive whisky

The world’s most expensive whisky

A bottle of Scotch whisky priced at 250,000 Singapore dollars (around 200,000 USD or £125,000) and displayed at a duty-free shop in Singapore’s Changi Airport, has been sold to a Chinese businessman. The bottle of Dalmore 62 hails from The Dalmore distillery in Alness, Scotland.  It is one of just 12 bottles of this 62-year-old […]

Special feature: Lake Cottage, Middleton Hall, Belford, UK

Special feature: Lake Cottage, Middleton Hall, Belford, UK

Last weekend we stayed at a lovely self-catering cottage in the north-east of England. Available through luxury holiday home specialists Crabtree & Crabtree, Lake Cottage at Middleton Hall in Northumberland provides the ideal retreat for families looking for a little peace and quiet. We arrived in the darkness of night, after a rather difficult journey […]

Cocktail menu from Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Cocktail menu from Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Just in time for fashion season this September, Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize is delighted to announce the launch of their new limited edition cocktail menu, to honour the 5 shortlisted designers for the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.  The prize was launched last year to aid up-and-coming designers getting their foot on the notoriously competitive […]

London on a plate

London on a plate

London on a plate is an unique map of London for adventurous palates, curated by author and journalist Charmain Ponnuthurai and host of passionate food experts and London society celebrities.  This luxury guide to the capital’s best cuisine, which was shortlisted as one of Apple’s Top 20 noteworthy new releases, is filled with beautiful high resolution photography and includes […]

The top 3 luxury hotels in London

The top 3 luxury hotels in London

London is one of the most famous and exciting cities in the world. Not only is the city home to the Royal Family, it is a playground of attractions from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London and Tate Modern. The city provides a unique blend of history and culture yet combines […]

New hotel opening in Guildford, Surrey, UK

New hotel opening in Guildford, Surrey, UK

On 29th September 2011 Radisson Edwardian Guildford opens its doors in the centre of the market town of Guildford, 30 minutes from the Capital and within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow. The facade of the ancient White Horse coaching inn has been fused with an ultra modern new building, with 183 bedrooms. Interiors of […]

Jura Music Festival

Remember our special feature on Jura in Scotland a couple of months ago?  Now it’s that special time of the year when the Jura Music Festival takes over the island. The festival showcases some of the best professional and amateur musicians currently on the Scottish folk scene. This year’s event takes place between the 23rd […]

5 of the world's most famous luxury shopping streets

5 of the world’s most famous luxury shopping streets

If you love nothing more than indulging in a little retail therapy, then you’re probably already aware of some of the world’s most famous shopping streets. Here, we look at 5 of the best known shopping streets around the world that are found in some of the most exciting and glamorous cities on the planet!

Luxury castle holidays in the UK

Luxury castle holidays in the UK

Mentioning to friends that you’ve booked a luxury break almost always invokes images of clean white beaches, clear blue seas and being waited on hand and foot as you sit in a sun lounger sipping a cocktail and letting the world pass you by. While this is seen by many as the peak of indulgence and the pinnacle […]

Special feature: Bix Manor, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Special feature: Bix Manor, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Last week we stayed at the beautiful Bix Manor for a family celebration – my 40th birthday to be precise. Situated in the Thames Valley, and just 2 miles from Henley-on-Thames, this 17th Century manor house proved to be the ideal getaway for a large family get-together and can sleep up to 12 people. With […]

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