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'The Fluffies' - awards to recognise UK hotels' fluffiest towels

‘The Fluffies’ – awards to recognise UK hotels’ fluffiest towels

Fed up with all the hype surrounding the Oscars? Looking for something a little different? Then I present to you ‘The Fluffies’ – a competition devised by the shower and tapware company Methven who claim that fluffy towels are critical to a luxurious stay. The awards recognise the softest and plushest towels to be found […]

A beautiful day at home

A beautiful day at home

Sometimes when we travel, we overlook what’s on our doorstep.  Yesterday I took the day off and went for a walk up Loughrigg in the English Lake District. This is at the northern end of Windermere, close to Ambleside and Grasmere, and can be tackled via a number of different routes.  It’s a great walk […]

The world's largest panoramic photograph

The world’s largest panoramic photograph

The world’s largest panorama used to be a fantastic 114-gigapixel image of Shanghai, but now that’s been superceded by an incredible image four times its size. Four months were spent stitching together 48,000 images of London, allowing you to see up to a staggering 15 miles away. The pictures were taken from the top of […]

Interview with Roy McKenzie, CEO of London Serviced Apartments Ltd.

Interview with Roy McKenzie, CEO of London Serviced Apartments Ltd.

Roy McKenzie is a former corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur who has owned and operated London Serviced Apartments Ltd. since 2000. He and his business are London specialists in finding serviced apartments for business and leisure travellers for both short and long term stays. What is it that you do exactly? Customers from all around the world […]

10 great reasons to go and see the Chinese State Circus

10 great reasons to go and see the Chinese State Circus

We had the good fortune earlier this month to go and see the Chinese State Circus at the Charter Theatre in Preston in the UK. Their Yin Yang production was as impressive as it was entertaining, and something I would recommend you go and see if you get the chance. Here are 10 good reasons […]

$1,000 for an omelette

$1,000 for an omelette

Welcome to the world’s most expensive omelette as recognised by Guinness World Records.  Well, actually… it’s a frittata – the Italians’ take on omelettes. You’ll find this one on the breakfast menu at Norma’s restaurant at the Parker Meridien Hotel, New York. It’s called the ‘Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata’ and consists mostly of sevruga caviar and […]

6 luxury UK hotels that welcome you, your children and your family dog

6 luxury UK hotels that welcome you, your children and your family dog

Fed up of waving goodbye to indulgent holidays as your family expands? Here are six luxury hotels that will welcome you, your children and even your family pets too. These former castles and manor houses with their mature grounds and resident chefs are perfect to pamper you and all your family… The Milestone Hotel, Kensington, […]

"Vulgarity Arch" to become Armani hotel

“Vulgarity Arch” to become Armani hotel

Dubbed “Vulgarity Arch” by the Daily Mail when its sale to developer Rafael Sorrano was announced last year, it has been confirmed that London’s Admiralty Arch is to be transformed in to a £100 million Armani hotel. Originally designed by Aston Webb as a ceremonial passage from Trafalgar Square to Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace, […]

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the heart of England

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the heart of England

This photograph of a frosty winters day was taken from the roof of a stately home located on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. The view across the Capability Brown parkland pans across 1,000 acres of beautiful grounds, lakes and follies. Open to the Public in the summer you can enjoy glorious walks around the formal gardens and […]

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

“I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so” declared naval hero Horatio Nelson, and quite rightly so. The historic, flat-as-a-pancake land boasts beautifully big skies, miles and miles of untouched golden coastline, charming, quaint seaside villages, rich culture, delicious cuisine, humble abodes and chic hotels. Below is a summary of Norfolk’s ‘best bits’ […]

6 of Edinburgh's hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

6 of Edinburgh’s hidden (and not-so-hidden!) gems

Perhaps the most continental city in the UK, Edinburgh is a popular destination for luxury travellers all year round, and it is a beautiful city to visit in the spring. Visitors to the Scottish capital will never be short of things to do, but you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss out on any of […]

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Luxury travel closer to home: Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Travel is relative. We all want to visit the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, or go shipwreck spotting along Namibia’s desolate skeleton coast, but the truth is – unless you’re extremely lucky – your chances of doing these things every couple of months is slim to none. This is why committed travellers should not turn […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

Top tips to help you enjoy a luxury night out at the theatre in London

Top tips to help you enjoy a luxury night out at the theatre in London

Planning the perfect evening at the theatre need not make you stressed. Remember the emphasis on a theatre trip is on relaxation and enjoyment. Fortunately, adding the sparkle to a long leisurely evening at the theatre can be easily accomplished with an early start: an aperitif, a pre-theatre dinner (not three courses just two) at […]

5 great destinations for a luxury self-catering break in the UK

5 great destinations for a luxury self-catering break in the UK

If you’re planning a luxury self-catering break in the UK this year, but are stuck on where to go, our handy guide to five of the UK’s top spots is a perfect place to start. Whether you’re after peace and quiet in luxurious surroundings, tranquil natural beauty, thrilling races, cultural treasures or elegant dining; you’ll […]

5 of the strangest tourist attractions in the world

5 of the strangest tourist attractions in the world

If laying on a beach isn’t your thing and you’re not one for adrenaline-filled action but are looking for something a bit more unusual than the museums or standard tourist attractions, then this is for you. Hidden amongst some of the World’s most popular destinations are some of the strangest tourist attractions in the world. […]

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