Category: United Kingdom

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the four star Wentbridge House Hotel in the village of Wentbridge (close to Pontefract) in West Yorkshire. We’d arrived quite late but were greeted with a beautiful Junior Suite offering ample space for a family, and with all manner of in-room extras including a half bottle […]

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

If you’re looking to really escape from it all, how does flying off to an island for an exclusive spa retreat sound? The tiny island of Jersey has more than its fair share of award-winning spas, superb Michelin-starred restaurants and designer boutiques, and the short flight means you can go from departure lounge to your […]

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Suite name: VIP Suite Hotel: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh Size of accommodation: 1,600 sq ft Cost per night: n/a – other, large suites within the Chester Residence range from £189 – £600 per night What makes it special? The VIP Suite cannot be booked directly. Built specifically to the owners’ specifications, guests can only be […]

The best new restaurants in London

The best new restaurants in London

2012 has been an incredible year for London, not only because of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, but also by firmly establishing itself as one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the world. Here we share some of the best new restaurants to have opened in London this year. Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia Champagne […]

How to drink whisky… explained!

Not sure how to drink whisky?  For example, do you have it with ice or water? Let Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson guide you through what’s right and wrong, and why you should dip your finger in the water jug, in this rather entertaining video. Just don’t go wrong to his house… he […]

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Last month we enjoyed a break at the St. Moritz Hotel at Trebetherick in Cornwall, the south-west corner of England. The West Country is a favourite with many people living in the UK – a place where you’re most likely to enjoy some sunshine with a climate that’s not dissimilar with the Channel Islands and […]

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

London: the city of opportunity, the city of wonders, the city of love. Everyone thinks they have their individual opinion about London. Sure, their view may be skewed over years of television and advertisements, but in large, perceptions of London remain similar. The bottom line is that, London’s expensive! You cannot visit the diverse capital […]

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third […]

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

For travellers in search of the beautiful, the pursuit of innovative design is an exhilarating experience. While some of the top design destinations in the world are well-known to even novice design seekers, there are some that may surprise you. To start planning your next holiday, take a look at some of these cutting-edge design […]

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Love London? Love luxury? Would you like the opportunity to win a fantastic  stay at the Cora Pearl Suite (pictured below) at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel from Guoman Hotels? Then read on! The Grosvenor hotel in Victoria has re-launched following a multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration with the creation of this luxurious Victorian ‘Courtesan boudoir’ on the top floor. […]

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible...? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible…? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

Last month Kanye West reportedly spent £8,000 to leave Doncaster by private jet, only to fly as far as Birmingham (that’s Birmingham, UK – just 84 miles away – not Birmingham, Alabama).  There he was met by a chauffeur-driven Mercedes and transferred to Birmingham’s five-star Hyatt hotel where he stayed in the Presidential Suite and […]

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Situated in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be one step ahead of the crowds and travelling in style in the hotel’s bespoke rickshaw during the London 2012 Games this summer. Dressed in red, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s luxury rickshaw will be available throughout the Games, from 27th July […]

The top 5 family attractions in London

The top 5 family attractions in London

London is one of the greatest cities in the UK and one place that can cater to every family member’s interest. With so much to do and see in the capital we have created our top five places to visit with the family. Whether you’re interested in history, celebrity culture or are now infatuated with […]

Pennsylvania Castle offers luxury accommodation for the Olympics

Pennsylvania Castle offers luxury accommodation for the Olympics

Steeped in years of history and located on the UK’s beautiful Jurassic coastline, Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland, near Weymouth, is a truly luxurious location for sailing fans this summer. The Penn, as it is affectionately known, is now available for private rental and provides a venue for a group of friends, families, […]

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